Whatsminer M10 In-Depth Review

Shenma is a popular name when it comes to the mining industry. Shenma is a manufacturing company known for its miner machines. The full name of Shenma is Shenzen Bit Microelectronics Technology Co. Ltd.

This mining machine manufacturer came into existence in July 2016. They were mainly into the research and development of the ASIC chips used in the mining machines. They were known for the various solutions in the field of cryptocurrency mining. Their main products include the ASIC chips for the miner machines and the blockchain servers. The ASIC chips from Shenma have really helped to improve the computing power of the cryptocurrency miner machines. It has also helped in bringing down the cost of the mining machines. Their solutions were cost-effective compared to other manufacturers’ GPU and FPGA solutions. The computing power offered by their ASIC chips was the main advantage.

Official Parameters of the Whatsminer M10 Miner Machine

We will have a look at the different specifications of the Whatsminer M10 miner machine. The hash rate of the miner is in the range of 30 TH/s to 33.5 TH/s. The power consumption range of the miner is 2000 W to 2300 W. The size of the Whatsminer M10 miner machine is around 39 cm x 13 cm x 22 cm. This miner machine comes with 315 pieces. There are 2 fans provided in the system for regulating the temperature. The operating temperature of the Whatsminer M10 miner machine is in the range of – 5 degrees Celsius to 40 degrees Celsius. The power supply unit is rated for 3200 W at 220 V. This miner machine comes with a manufacturer warranty of 180 days. The total weight of the machine is 8.55 kg.

Out of the Box Images

The outer box of the Whatsminer M10 miner machine is similar to previous models. Only a few differences are there. However, we will be testing an engineering prototype of the Whatsminer M10 miner machine. So, there can be some changes to the final miner machine that gets released to the market. The Whatsminer M10 miner machine comes in an industrial carton box. The total weight of the whole package is around 9.6 kg.

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A pearl cotton board is provided for the miner machine in the package. It helps to ensure the safety of the miner machine during the shipping stage. The miner is also covered in a dust-proof cover. This cover is also waterproof.

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The Whatsminer M10 miner machine make use a standard 300/ 500 v 3 core 1.5mm diameter wirer. This wire is quite thicker than the regular wires on the market.

Appearance of the Whatsminer M10 miner machine

The Whatsminer M10 miner machine’s chassis is made of aluminum alloy. It is created using the die-cast process. This rigid structure helps to provide sufficient protection to the internal components of the Whatsminer M10 miner machine. This body of the miner machine also helps improve the machine’s heat dissipation. Thus, there is an overall improvement in the heat dissipation efficiency of the Whatsminer M10 miner machine. Finally, we will measure the size of the mining machine. The measured size is 38.5 cm x 13 cm x 21 cm. the measured weight of the Whatsminer M10 miner machine is around 8.55 kg.

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The Whatsminer M10 miner machine comes with an integrated power supply. You can see it near the side of the nameplate. The design of this miner machine is quite simple. You can also see the two exposed fan power cables in this design.

Air intake side / Wiring Port Side

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Warning Side of the Whatsminer M10 miner machine

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The power supply unit used in the Whatsminer M10 miner machine is Whatsminer P10. The rated power of this power supply unit is 2250 W. It is capable of delivering an output voltage of 12.5 V at 180 A. It can also output 12 V at the same time. There are a couple of 6.4 A rated fans for removing the excess heat from the system.

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Now, we will see the user interface side of the Whatsminer M10 miner machine. The different interfaces we can see on this miner machine include the network cable interface, power interface, status indicator, restart button, slot for TF card, and IP reporting button. You need to use the network interface to connect the Ethernet cable. The other end of the Ethernet cable needs to be connected to the router. You can see the running status of the Whatsminer M10 miner machine in the status indicator lights. You can use the IP report button to know the IP address of the miner machine. You can use the restart button to restart the Whatsminer M10 miner machine.

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They no longer use the traditional PCI-E 6-pin interface for connecting the power supply to the power board. Now, it is replaced by the copper terminal connection. The use of copper terminals helps to increase the contact area. So, the connection is tighter now. It is also capable of carrying more current. The resistance is small now. Thus, this design also helps to minimize the loss.

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You can also see the embedded system used in the control board of the miner. CGMiner is the mining software used for this system. If you have been mining for a long time, then you will know the CGMiner software.

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Now, we will dismantle the Whatsminer M10 miner machine. After dismantling, we can see the aluminum alloy heat sinks that are used in the hash boards of the miner. They have provided heat sinks on both sides of the hash board. A thermally conductive adhesive is used in the front heat sink. It is from 3M. They have used silicon grease on the backside. It is reinforced with the help of spring screws.

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The computing power board of the Whatsminer M10 miner machine utilizes a series power supply design. You can find three computing power boards in the Whatsminer M10 miner machine. There will be 105 ASIC chips in each of these computing power boards. So, there will be a total of 315 number of ASIC chips in a Whatsminer M10 miner machine. These many ASIC chips help to generate a computing power of 34 TH/s.

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You can see the whole decomposition image of the Whatsminer M10 miner machine here. But we don’t recommend the viewers to disassemble their miner machines by themselves. If you do not do it the right way, you may end up damaging the miner machine. Furthermore, the warranty offered by the manufacturer will also go void if you dismantle the machine by yourselves. So, avoid it.

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Installation and Debugging of the Whatsminer M10 miner machine

The installation process of the Whatsminer M10 miner machine is quite simple. The hardware connections are not complex. Anyone can easily make it. You need to plug in the power cable of the Whatsminer M10 miner machine. After that, you can connect the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet interface of the miner. You need to connect the other end of the ethernet cable to your router. Now, you are done with the hardware connections.

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Now, you need to find the IP address of the Whatsminer M10 miner machine.

The Whatsminer M10 miner machine will assign the IP address automatically once you power ON the miner machine. You can go to your router to find the IP address of the miner. You can make use of the IP report button in the miner to know the IP address. You can easily get the address through the miner’s MAC address. There are many methods to find the IP address of the miner. You can use any of those methods.

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After finding the IP address, you need to go to the network browser and input the IP address here. It will take you to the login page of the miner. You need to enter the username and password here to get into the miner configuration page. If you are using the miner machine for the first time, you can use root as the username and password to log in. After logging in, you can set your user name and password.

Now, you need to enter the mining pool address and the miner’s name. You can click on the Configuration / CGMiner Configuration located on the upper side of the menu. You can change the address in Pool 1 for the main mining pool. You can also change the name of the Pool 1 worker. You must also change the Pool 1 password details. Pool 2 and Pool 3 are spare pools. You can enter the backup mining pool details here.

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If you are using lots of mining machines in the network, you will have to change the IP address of the miners. First, you can go to the “Configuration/ Interfaces” located in the upper menu section to enter the IP address setting interface of the miner. Then, you can click on the Edit option here to fix the IP address. Once you are done with all the modifications, you can click on the Status/ CG Miner Status, located in the upper menu section, to go back to the homepage.

There is no Chinese language support in this version of the CGMiner. So, you can find the simple translation interface.

CGMiner Menu Bat

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Home Indicators

Now, we will perform different tests on the Whatsminer M10 miner machine. We will do the ambient measurements first. The ambient temperature in the room is around 25 degrees Celsius. The measured noise level in the room is around 45 decibels. Once you power ON the miner machine, the fans in the system will be running at full speed. The level of noise is around 92 decibels during this time. The standby power of the Whatsminer M10 miner machine is around 17 W.Whatsminer M10 14

Once the Ethernet cable is plugged into the Whatsminer M10 miner machine, the miner will start its normal operation. You can see an increase in the computing power of the machine, temperature, fan speed, and noise levels now. All these parameters will settle down to their respective values after a time interval of 10 minutes.

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The overall power consumption of the Whatsminer M10 miner machine is around 2200 to 2205 W. There were no major fluctuations in the power consumption.

The measured noise levels were in the range of 90 to 94 decibels.

The average temperature near the air inlet side is around 26 degrees Celsius. The average measured temperature on the middle section of the Whatsminer M10 miner machine is around 48 degrees Celsius. The temperature measured at the air outlet side is around 58 degrees Celsius. Therefore, the heat dissipation performance of the Whatsminer M10 miner machine is really good. The measured air velocity value is 17.3 m/s at the air outlet side.

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The Whatsminer M10 miner machine is made to run continuously for 24 hours. The computing power curve of the miner is found to be stable during this period. The fluctuation is very small. The average computing power of the miner machine during these 24 hours is around 34.2 T.

The control software of the Whatsminer M10 miner machine displays all the parameters of mining smoothly.

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Summary of Evaluation of Whatsminer M10 miner machine

  1. The integrated connection between the computing power board and the power supply unit helps to reduce the line loss. It is capable of handling higher power loads. It helps to improve the overall efficiency of the miner machine.
  2. 34 T is the average computing power of the miner machine. 2200 W is the power consumption. The power consumption ratio of 65 W/T is really impressive and is the best in the market.
  3. The Whatsminer M10 miner machine runs stably during the whole test. There were no failures reported during the tests. The computing power of the miner is also found to be stable.
  4. We recommend using a 16 A socket instead of a 10 A socket since the power of the miner machine exceeds 2200 W.

 

 

 

 

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