Initial Review of the Todek Toddminer C1 Pro CKB ASIC Miner
The Todek Toddminer C1 Pro has been all the rage lately, as it is currently supposed to be the most profitable cryptocurrency miner in the world?! We have had our Todek Toddminer C1 Pro for about 5 days now, and it has been FAILING to mine profitably and you may wonder…why? Simply put this Nervos CKB ASIC miner does not mine at it’s full advertised hashrate, it does not stay online mining for an entire day, it turns off in ~12 hours or less, and it is one of the WORST ASIC miners we have ever seen in our 3 years of mining crypto.
Update Here’s the VoskCoin video review of the Todek Toddminer C1 Pro
We received our Todek Toddminer C1 Pro from CoinMiningCentral, and to no fault of theirs our miner may be performing poorly because of damage to the mining rig. Coin Mining Central normally dropships their ASIC miners to avoid paying shipping to them and then shipping the miners again, which is fine and the standard for the current state of the crypto mining industry. CoinMiningCentral will support their customers when incidents like this happen, we had a faulty Baikalminer before and they simply took it back. Our Todek Toddminer C1 Pro was packaged perfectly and there was no damage to the external box.
The first thing I noticed as I removed our Todek Toddminer C1 Pro Nervos CKB eaglesong ASIC miner from its box was this significant dent on the top of the miner, which is also the area where the miner controlboard is normally installed… you know… basically the brains of the mining rig. The damage to the case of the miner along with any other damage such a big impact could cause could possibly be leading to the stability issues we are having with our Todek Toddminer C1 Pro.
If you examine the recent mining performance of our Todek Toddminer C1 Pro, it simply will not stay mining and thus is earning no coins, and no money.
The item has seemed to be more problematic as each day passes, if you look at the recent mining revenue on F2pool, it’s continuing to decrease and never has it earned even CLOSE to what it was supposed to.
When I log into the Todek Toddminer C1 Pro, which if you’re wondering the username and password are simply admin and admin, the actual miner is online and connected to my network but it IS NOT MINING?!
I have SparkPool setup as the backup pool for the Todek Toddminer C1 Pro, and it is not failing over to mine Nervos CKB there either… this miner is simply just shutting off all hashboards/mining processes. You can review our Bitmain Antminer K5 currently mining Nervos CKB on SparkPool, do not get confused and think that this miner is the Todek Toddminer C1 Pro.
To summarize the Todek Toddminer C1 Pro mining hashrate, our miner has not exceeded 2.4 th/s which is about double the Antminer K5 (comparable CKB ASIC miner). This is a whopping 25% drop from the advertised/promise hashrate of the C1 Pro… that basically makes it a scam miner.
The network hashrate for Nervos CKB continues to rise and hit new all time highs, however it has not skyrocketed like we anticipated it to when the Todek Toddminer C1 Pro’s were anticipated to reach their destinations. We think this is partly due to the fact that these miners are under-performing and are not reliable AT ALL. It is possible that we received a simply faulty unit, it is also possible that the damage that occurred to our miner (clearly at the Todek ASIC miner factory) is causing stability issues.
I do also want to note that the mining environment for the Todek Toddminer C1 Pro is currently in the VoskCoin Garage mining farm and the temperature peaked today at 96 F. To be clear no other GPU or ASIC mining rig we have ever ran, in any environment, would shut down at that ambient temperature.
Reviewing the miner log from within the Todek Toddminer C1 Pro dashboard, you would assume that this miner has a bad hashboard and/or it cannot handle mining in hot environments. Regardless of one of the hash boards being defective or damaged, the other two hashboards in the C1 Pro still do not mine the advertised 1 th/s per board which totals up to the 3 th/s C1 Pro model.
To be clear we ABSOLUTELY recommend AGAINST buying the Todek Toddminer C1 Pro, it was already a risky ASIC miner considering it only mines the eaglesong mining algorithm which only has one coin on it, Nervos CKB, and only recently switched to ASIC miners running their network.
Also for anyone wondering, this is the official website and store for Todek and their Toddminers.
You can read our full write-up review of the Bitmain Antminer K5 right here on VoskCoinTalk
You can also watch the VoskCoin video review of the Bitmain Antminer K5 right here