The M3, which was released in late 2017, is manufactured by Chinese firm Pangolin Miner. The manufacturer’s website not only provides detailed information on the miner, but an excellent tutorial video on getting set up. This includes connecting the device via Ethernet and configuring your mining pool settings via the M3’s web interface.
While the hash rate is slightly less than the Antminer S9, this unit is far cheaper, meaning you could see a return on your investment in around the same time. While the device draws a lot of power, according to a detailed review on the Bitcointalk Forum, the M3’s built-in fans dissipate the heat quickly and it’s no noisier than comparable miners like the S9. The bundled PSU is also extremely efficient (over 90%).
At the time of writing the M3 is currently sold out of batches shipping in February and March 2018, although the manufacturer hopes to make more available later in the year. Once your unit arrives you’ll enjoy a 180-day warranty against defects, the longest of all the devices we’ve highlighted here.
- Cost: $1,899
- Power usage: 2,000W
- Hash power: 12.5 TH/s
- Daily profit: 0.00162765 BTC