Farming Chia 🌱 with a M1 MacMini

Current Setup:

  • Farmer: M1 MacMini – 8GB RAM/256GB SSD
    • APFS drives
  • Harvester: i5 Lenovo X1 Carbon G5 / Ubuntu / 18GB RAM/256GB SSD
    • exFAT drives (exFAT has slow lookup times on macOS)
  • Plotter: i9 MacBook Pro / 8 core / 16GB RAM / external NVME attached via thunderbolt

Plot times using madmax chia-plotter ~90 minutes on i9, same on M1 using binary complied on intel machine and copied over.