The AntMiner S5 is the entry level Bitcoin miners who aren’t ready to fork out more than a few hundred rands/dollars. Most users who have bought the device are quite pleased with the results. In terms of today’s mining difficulty and decreasing block reward, in my opinion it is an outdated service as you would not make more than 0.05 BTC. In actual fact you’ll need to run it for about a year and 8 months to get 1 full Bitcoin. Other customers complained about the device being too noisy but unfortunately that’s how most miners are, loud and hot.
Avalon 6’s great contenders are both the S5 and S7 AntMiners. From the limited amount of reviews that can be found online most are of the opinion that the Avalon 6 is not as loud as its contenders and the hash rate is pretty reasonable. At the current price tag I see no reason to choose it over its competitors, it costs a 100 rands/dollars more than the S7 which has more superior results.
With the Avalon 6 you can generate a revenue of around 0.12BTC a month, which is hardly something you can write home about.Read More