Bitmain's New Antminer S9 Hydro Launched
Bitmain launched the Antminer S9 Hydro earlier this month as a flagship product on its new water cooling mining machines. The Antminer S9 Hydro comes with the SHA -256 algorithm allowing users to mine compatible coins such as Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH). The device aims at providing an efficient, reliable and secure mining device with low noise levels, heat dissipation and low energy consumption. The sale of the Antminer S9 Hydro starts today.
The Antminer S9 Hydro is the eighth product released by Bitmain this year but already promises to be the best with its water cooling systems providing more efficiency than the air cooling systems in other miners. Other mining devices released this year include ANTBOX, Antminer S9i and the Z9mini.
Specifications of the Antminer S9 Hydro
The Antminer S9 Hydro differs from the conventional air cooling miners as it integrates a water cooled system to reduce the heat emitted during mining while mining with a specific, APW5 power source. The device has a hash rate of 18 T with a total power consumption of 1728W per hour. Antminer S9 Hydro allows an external water circulation system for heat dissipation. In case you are a large firm, the device offers low noise levels during mining and high energy saving while using an outdoor water circulation system.
The specifications of the Antminer S9 Hydro offers three main advantages to the users; efficient heat dissipation through the water cooler, noise reduction and high energy saving.
Unique nature of the Antminer S9 Hydro miner
Antminer S9 Hydro is a water cooling mining device built to the most efficient and innovative standards available for heat dissipation. The device supports an internal and external water cooling system with an option to connect to an outdoor water source to quickly cool down the internal system and computing boards during mining. The improved and highly customized water cooling system reduces the chip temperature difference by only 5°C which improves the efficiency of mining and overall performance of the miner during operation.
Low levels of noise during mining
Apart from the main feature of the miner, noise reduction is a competitive advantage to the Antminer S9 Hydro with maintenance costs related to noise a thing of the past. The water cooling system doesn’t only provide lower temperatures for the system but also doubles up on reducing the noise produced during mining. Working at optimum levels, the Antminer S9 Hydro is capable of reducing up to 20 decibels compared to previous versions.
High energy saving
Unlike the previous use of fans to reduce the heat on air cooled miners, the S9 Hydro will directly cool the system through water entering the miner from the external water source. The device is expected to save around 8%-12% of the electricity used during mining. The cooling system also provides excellent dustproofing and easy maintenance ensuring the long term operational stability of the miner.
Finally, over 95% of the power consumption can be moved external via the water circulation system which ensures the system is kept safe from the dust deposits inside the machine hence decreasing the risk of short circuit or corrosion of internal components. This improves the service offered by air cooled miners that require air volume passed through the system.
Antminer continues to be a valuable brand to Bitmain and this latest addition of the Antminer S9 Hydro, further confirms the statement.