STU-U6 StrongU Miner Machine In-depth Review

The cost of the DASH miner machine is around 2,500 Yuan in April 2019. The STU-U6 Dash miner machine is launched by Shenzen Schuangyou. This miner machine became famous for its high yield, high computing power and better cost performance. The computing power of the STU-U6 StrongU Miner machine is around 660 G as per the manufacturer’s specification. The power consumption of this miner machine is around 1300 W. If you compare the power consumption with a dazzing halo, it is less than 2 W/G. They have launched many of their miner machines in the months of September and October. But, these mimer machines were really disappointing and not up to the mark. There is no increase in the computing power of these machines. Also, there is no reduction in the power consumption. The computing power of these machines was around 420 at the time of delivery. 2100 W is the power consumed by these miner machines. 5 W/G is the ratio of power consumption of the miner machine. These values were comparable to other miner machines in the market.

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It is a bit disappointing for the customers at the beginning. But, the STU-U6 StrongU Miner is still leading the market for Dash mining with its high computing power ability. In addition, the machine is really small and compact. Thus, it is easy to handle and install. There are some major improvements in the STU-U6 StrongU Miner machine compared to the traditional ones. So, we will evaluate this dash miner machine and see whether it can meet the customer’s expectations or not.

The STU-U6 StrongU Miner machine makes use of the X11 algorithm for dash mining. This miner machine is also capable of mining other X11 coins. Once Schuangyou started the mass production of the STU-U6 StrongU Miner, the computing power specification is around 420 G. There is a +/-10 percent deviation in this value. The power consumed by the STU-U6 StrongU Miner is around 2100 W. You can expect a deviation of +/-10 percent as per the company specification. The manufacturer provides a 6-month warranty for the STU-U6 StrongU Miner machine.

If you see the packaging box of the STU-U6 StrongU Miner machine, you will be surprised to see a small box. You won’t be able to make it out in the pictures. You can find the different parameters of the box in the label. It includes the net weight, size, and gross weight of the package.

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Once you open this package, you will be able to see the STU-U6 StrongU Miner machine that comes with an integrated power supply design. This miner machine makes use of two parallel fans for the removal of heat from the miner machine. They have also provided a single-side air supply for the removal of the heat. The net weight of the STU-U6 StrongU Miner machine is around 8.5 kg.

If you look at the machine from the side, you can see that the miner machine is really a compact one. The machine also appears to be a short one.

You can keep the STU-U6 StrongU Miner machine in the upright position as well as the lay-flat position. If you are using a traditional rack in your mining farm, you need to keep the STU-U6 StrongU Miner machine in the horizontal position. The size specification of the STU-U6 StrongU Miner is beyond the rack standards to make it in the standing position.

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The STU-U6 StrongU Miner machine makes use of the STU-HQ2680 integrated power supply. This power supply unit is capable of delivering a maximum output power of 2500 W. The conversion rate of this power supply unit is around 93 per cent.

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The manufacturer has provided a control switch along with the power supply. This power supply makes use of a 16 A power cord. So, make sure to use the 16 A power cord with the machine during its operation. The power supply unit will be mostly the Hanqiang power supply as per our evaluation. It shows that the manufacturer is interested in providing high-quality power to the miner by integrating it with a standard power supply unit.

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You can find nickel-plated bars inside the miner machine. These bars are used to make the connection between the hash board and the power supply unit. The control board of the miner machine is powered from the same power supply through the cables from the power supply unit. The power supply unit also helps regulate the voltage supplied to the hash board of the miner. Thus, it ensures the proper functioning of the hash board with very good performance.

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You will be able to see the model of the miner machine if you keep the machine in the upright position. You can also see the power consumption value and the computing power of the machine on the label.

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The control board of the STU-U6 StrongU Miner machine is almost similar to the control boards in other miner machines. It will have the button for restarting and status indicator lights. It will also have the reset button, IP address reporting button, and the Ethernet Interface. If you compare this board with other miners, you will find an additional interface, the engineering maintenance interface. There are four status indicators on the control board.

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You may hear some rattling sound when you get the miner for the first time. You don’t have to get tensed about it. This sound will be due to the screws from the miner that fell into the packaging foam. You can locate these screws inside the packaging foam. Take out these screws and install them back on the miner with the help of a screwdriver. Please don’t ask me how I came to know about this screw thing.

The first thing to do is to locate the screws. So, don’t think about the reason why these screws fell off from the miner machine. Now, we will have a look at the inside parts of the STU-U6 StrongU Miner machine. We will see the computing power board at first. You can see a different component in the centre of the computing power board of the miner machine. This part is a deflector. The purpose of this component is to move the intake air flow outside through the heat sink of the device. It helps to improve the efficiency of heat dissipation.

There is an issue here. If you have a closer look at the image, you can see that the area occupied by this deflector piece is quite large. The design team can surely devise some techniques to reduce this area. It will help to make the STU-U6 StrongU Miner machine more compact. They can consider it for the next versions of this miner machine. They can even place the power board in the middle section to reduce the size. The STU-U6 StrongU Miner machine comes with a computing power of 660 G. So, the total power load will be quite high. So, this design might be an optimal one as per the design team of the miner machine.

Now, we will have a look at the heat dissipation part. There are two 12 V fans in the STU-U6 StrongU Miner machine for removing the excess heat. There are 12038 fans with a current rating of 5 A. The low power fans will ensure that the level of noise produced by the fans is kept to a bare minimum. The mining machines in the market do not bother much about the noise produced by the machines. They will be only interested in the performance and the heat removal system of the machines. There is nothing like a silent miner machine. All miner machines are known to produce some amount of noise.

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Now, we will move to the important step. We will do all the necessary steps before running the STU-U6 StrongU Miner machine. We need to connect the power cord to the socket first. Next, we need to connect the ethernet cable to the miner. The other end of the ethernet cable needs to be connected to the router. Once these two cables are connected, we can switch ON the power for the miner machine. You will be able to see fully lit status indicator lights on the STU-U6 StrongU Miner machine when it is in the powered-up state. The machine will do all the self-tests before going into normal operation. Among all the status indicator lights, 3 lights will be fully ON even after completing these tests. Different types of faults can occur in the miner machine. So, each of these status indicators is capable of showing different faults. Thus, it will be easy for the user to know the exact fault that the machine has encountered.

Power ON Status Light

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Status Indicator Lights During Regular Operations

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You need to find the IP address of the STU-U6 StrongU Miner machine first to start the mining operations. If you are using a fewer number of mining machines connected to the same network, it will be easy for you to find the IP address. You can go to the router page and find it out. If you want to get the IP address of the miner in batches, you need to get the stu_IP_Reporter tool. It is an official tool, and you can download it from the website. It is an easy-to-use tool. You need to open the tool first. Click on the start button. Now, you need to press the IP report button on the STU-U6 StrongU Miner machine to know the exact IP address of the miner machine.

Now, you can go to the browser and enter the IP address of the STU-U6 StrongU Miner machine. You need to input the username and password. If you are using the machine for the first time, the password and the username will be root by default. Once you enter these details, it will take you to the miner’s control page. You can find all the information related to the STU-U6 StrongU Miner on this control page.

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Now, you need to enter the mining pool details. You need to go to the Miner Configuration page to enter these details. You can modify the main mining pool and the standby mining pool details here. You can also enter the ID for the miner, password and other information here. Once you enter all these pieces of information, you can press the “Save&Apply” option to register the entered details into the tool and the machine. Now, you have successfully set all the mining pool parameters required to start the mining process.

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You can see the status of the mining machine by clicking on the Miner Status page. If you want to see the computing power of the machine after changing the mining pool details, you will have to wait for around 5 – 6 minutes. You can see the page getting refreshed automatically. The computing power displayed in the background will match the specifications of the STU-U6 StrongU Miner machine.

Now, we will see the temperature at different parts of the STU-U6 StrongU Miner machine. The temperature measurements were done when the ambient temperature is around 25.8 degrees Celsius. The temperature at the air outlet is around 44.4 degrees Celsius. So, the measured temperature value is good and not a matter of concern.

Air inlet temperature

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Air outlet temperature

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The STU-U6 StrongU Miner machine is made to run continuously for some time in the fish pond. The computing power of the STU-U6 StrongU Miner machine is found to be standard. The average value is around 420 G for a duration of 24 hours.

Computing power of the fish pond in a 24-hour test

The computing power of the STU-U6 StrongU Miner machine is meeting the standard specification. The power consumed by the STU-U6 StrongU Miner machine is around 2109 W. The ratio of power consumption is 4.98 W/G.

So, the performance of the STU-U6 StrongU Miner machine is good. But, the ratio of the power consumption of the miner machine is not satisfactory. The small and compact look of the machine with high computing power will be useful to give a good mining experience. It is never a bad idea to check out some Dashi Xiaotun with the enhancements in the Dash market.

 

 

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