Just asking to see how others have their hard disks setup. Is it better to connect some USB 3.0 hard disks to their farmer main node or to their harvesters?
I have it all on main node.
So long as its capable of handling the load why bother with harvesters.
USB controller has a limit. I think I’ve reached the limit. The 43rd disk is not connected. When I canceled the USB 2.0 controller, which I did not use anyway, the 43rd disk usb 3.0 was connected.
Do you have USB hubs on different USB ports?
1 sabrent 16 ports HB-PU16 connected (9 port 2,5" loaded). 1 orico PCIe 7 port fully loaded. 4 usb port mainboard back panel loaded. 15 pieces on seagate backup plus hubs usb panel 2 port usb all port loaded. complicated. total 43 external connected. And 20x sata connected. Totally 63 drives.
Purely anecdotal, but my performance visibly increased when I removed all external drives from my local farmer/harvester, both USB and network, and moved them to my harvesters.
I have 12 separate systems all mining ethereum and raptoreum, so I have distributed all my chia capacity across these 12 systems, with only one full node and 11 harvesters. Not sure I’d be able to connect the number of disks I have to one system as it is architecturally now. They are a mixture of SATA, USB and SAS.
I also run a remote full node behind a different public IP on a gigabit fibre connection, so I can connect my harvesters to this if my local full node ever has sync issues. I also download plots from several providers to utilise this fast connection, and run a harvester here which reports to my local full node along with all my other plots. When the downloads are complete I simply move the disk from the remote location the the local location and add it to one of my harvesters.
Never had any performance issues.