Review of the TTBit L1 LTC USB Miner

Review of the TTBit L1 LTC USB Miner

By AverageVancouverite | TheMiningBlog | 12 Jan 2020


The TTBit L1 LTC USB Miner

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Specs:

  • Algorithm: SCRYPT (Coins Mined: Litecoin, Dogecoin, etc.)
  • Hashrate: 3.5 - 5 MH/s (Stock setting: About 3.5MH/s)
  • Chip: 28nm SCRYPT ASIC
  • Power use: Under 10 watts

The Review:

The TTBit LTC1 USB Miner is essentially a clone of the FutureBit Moonlander 2 Stick USB miner, using the same chip and similar design. Like the Moonlander 2, TTBit's miner is able to run on the same software, and is relatively easy to set up. It can run on Windows, Linux, and most Macs, and also runs on a Raspberry Pi. While the quality and materials of this miner is not as good as the original Moonlander miner, the TTBit's fan seems more powerful and a bit quieter. Although the miner has extremely low power draw, and runs quietly, this is not a miner I would recommend for anyone that wants to profit from mining, as it makes just over a cent a day if you don't have to pay for electricity. At the time of writing, TTBit no longer directly sells the device. However, when I personally purchased two of these miners in late 2018, the company charged about $25.00 US per miner. If you happen to stumble across one of these little miners and want to learn the basics of mining or give it as a gift to a crypto enthusiast, this is definitely not a bad start! 

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The stock settings provide a hashrate of about 3MH/s though it can be configured to mine at about 5.5MH/s (For perspective, Bitmain's Antminer L3++ boasts a hashrate of just under 600 MH/s while FutureBit's Apollo Miner can easily exceed 100MH/s). I personally noticed that the TTBit device's maximum sustained hashrate was slightly higher than the FutureBit Moonlander 2's hashrate, yet doesn't get as hot. Like the Futurebit's Moonlander 2, this miner is a little outdated as well. If you want to maximize hashrate and efficiency, it is highly recommended that you invest in an external powered USB 3 hub. If you have too many devices on a single hub or if the miners are too close to each other, I recommend purchasing a small USB fan just to help the air circulate and prevent any possible heat damage. 

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If you want to learn something about cryptocurrency mining or get a little gift for a crypto enthusiast, this is a pretty solid choice. However, if you are looking into investing in cryptocurrency or profiting from mining, you're much better off purchasing a modern mining device or straight up buying cryptocurrency! 

Disclaimer:

I am not in any way affiliated with FutureBit, TTBit, or any other crypto/crypto-related company. I personally have two of these  miners purchased in late 2018. Today, these miners are running off an external powered USB hub connected to a Raspberry Pi 3 alongside the Moonlander 2 miners

Remember, investments in cryptocurrencies are like any other investment: Invest only what you can afford to lose. No investment is a guarantee. 


AverageVancouverite
AverageVancouverite

Hey there! I'm just an average Vancouverite who has been mining for several years now, and have used everything from GPUs to ASICs and from CPUs to USB miners! I also write about global news with the World International News Group and do some photography!


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