The Antminer R4 is similar in efficiency to the S9, offering 0.098 J/GHs. This is due to the use of BM1387 ASIC chips, which are 16 nm chips. The hashrate reaches up to 8.6 TH/s, which is reasonably fast for a miner in this bracket. This miner is designed to be attractive to home and hobby miners, featuring very little sound while in use. Rather than using a traditional fan with a rotary blade, a new silent fan helps cut noise in half compared to other miners. The control board uses Xilinx’s ZYNG-7000 family system on a chip, which has many useful features. The power supply for the R4 is recommended to be an APW5 supply, which works with both 110v and 2220v input.
Antminer R4 Pros
- Built for home use with extra quiet fans
- Hashrate of up to 8.6 Th/s with an efficiency of 0.098 J/GHs
- Easy setup and use once installed
Antminer R4 Cons
- Price may be prohibitive for many hobby miners
- Consumes large amounts of electricity and creates significant heat
- May or may not result in a profit from Bitcoin mining
Antminer R4 Colocation Hosting
You can choose to host your own server in your home or office, but this can be a major undertaking. You will need to have an electrician install the appropriate circuit and will have a responsibility to make sure the system is secure and kept cool. Depending on the sound level of the miner, you may also need to soundproof or otherwise make guests aware of the high levels of sound. Your other option is to choose a colocation hosting option, such as the ones we list below. This can be both cheaper and easier, as the company providing the hosting will take care of keeping things at an appropriate temperature and ensuring they are always secured and inaccessible.
Best Antminer R4 Colocation Pricing (minimums may apply)
Alberta, Canada – $58.50/month
Atlanta, Georgia – $67.50/month
Tampa, Florida – $67.50/month
Dallas, Texas – $76.50/month
Kansas City, Missouri – $72/month
New York – $67.50/month
North Carolina – $72/month
Oregon – $63/month
Quebec, Canada – $63/month
Chicago, Illinois – $72/month
The prices above are subject to change and new locations are added on a regular basis. Our database of Antminer hosts is continuously growing so there may be a more affordable option available. The best way to find out is to fill out the contact form on www.QuoteColo.com. One of our professionals will get in touch with you to assist in choosing the best solution.