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Plotting

Plotting is the first step of the farming process. It involves creating large (100GB+) files that can then be stored and farmed with very little energy use. Be sure to read the Chia Blockchain software FAQ.

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Guides

Best Consumer M.2 NVMe SSDs for Plotting
Guide to selecting the best high endurance consumer grade M.2 NVMe SSD for plotting. (Chia Decentral)
https://chiadecentral.com/best-consumer-m-2-nvme-ssds-for-plotting/
Build a Budget Chia Plotting Rig
Guide to building a low cost computer optimized for plotting Chia. (Chia Decentral)
https://chiadecentral.com/budget-plotting-build/
Chia Basics of Plotting ChiaLinks Recommended
Introduction to the basics of plotting and the recommended hardware requirements. (Chia Network)
https://www.chia.net/2021/02/22/plotting-basics.html
Chia Plotting SSD Buying Guide
A guide for choosing the best SSD for plotting based on capacity, interface, endurance, and price. (Chia Decentral)
https://chiadecentral.com/chia-blockchain-ssd-buying-guide/
How to recover from a plotter crash
Practical tips on how to clean up your files in case of a crash mid-plotting. (The Chia Farmer)
https://thechiafarmer.com/2021/04/22/how-to-recover-from-a-plotter-crash/
Motherboard buying guide for Chia plotting and farming
A buying guide that helps you select the right motherboard for your plotter, farmer, or hybrid build.
https://techtellectual.com/motherboard-buying-guide-for-chia-plotting-and-farming/
NUC Small Form Factor Chia Plotting Build
A guide on how to put together a small form factor Intel NUC specifically for parallel plotting. (Chia Decentral)
https://chiadecentral.com/nuc-small-form-factor-plotting-build/
Optimizing plotters in Windows
A detailed guide on how best to optimize parallel plotting to determine the appropriate resource allocation and staggering. (The Chia Farmer)
https://thechiafarmer.com/2021/04/21/optimizing-plotters-in-windows/
Parallel Plotting Guide
A quick start guide to parallel plotting while using the Chia GUI. (Chia Garden)
https://chia.garden/parallel-plotting-guide/

Tools

Chia calculator and plot planner
A simple and easy-to-use calculator to determine profitability and help plan mix of plot sizes.
https://coinelion.com/chiacalc/
Chia Log Analysis
Chia Log Analysis parses your existing Chia plotter log files and builds a .csv file containing all the important details.
https://github.com/Pengor/chia-log-analysis
Chia Logs Analyser
Upload plotting logs for analysis and statistics collection.
https://chia-stats.lorado.dev/upload-log
Chia Plot Graph
A tool to graph Chia Plotting activity in a linux terminal. Use a 24-bit colour terminal, like xterm or gnome-terminal.
https://github.com/stolk/chiaplotgraph
Chia Plot Manager
Python program to monitor your plotting and check/move plots when complete and smartly queue up next plot. Has coin monitor as well to track when you get XCH.
https://github.com/rjsears/chia_plot_manager
Chia Plot Plan
Calculator to determine ideal split of plot sizes in order to maximize drive space used.
https://plot-plan.chia.foxypool.io/
Chia Plot Planner
A tool to determine the optimal combination of plot k-sizes to avoid wasting disk space.
https://futurepool.io/chia-plot-planner/
Chia Plot Status
Tool to Monitor and Analyse Chia Plotting log files, show health and progress of running plots and estimated time to completion on Windows, Linux and Mac.
https://github.com/grayfallstown/Chia-Plot-Status
Chia Plotting Calculator
This plotting calculator will give you the ideal plotting settings based on your system specifications.
https://artofpc.com/chia-plotting-calculator/
Excel Chia plot log importer
Microsoft Excel VBA macro that parses your plotting logs to extract important information into a spreadsheet.
https://github.com/AngeloMonharti/Chia-plot-log-importer-for-excel
Harry Plotter
Harry Plotter is an easy to use magical Chia plot manager for muggles! It works on Windows, MacOS, and Linux.
https://github.com/abueide/harry-plotter
Hot Plotter
Hot Plotter allows you to remotely start chia plots utilizing MadMax, or the official Chia plotting tool. Supports Windows or Linux.
https://www.hotplotter.com/
machinaris
Building upon the official Chia docker image, Machinaris combines the Plotman CLI with a simple WebUI.
https://github.com/guydavis/machinaris
MadMax Chia Plotter ChiaLinks Recommended
A multi-threaded implementation of the chia plotter designed to maximize temporary storage bandwidth. (madMAx43v3r)
https://github.com/madMAx43v3r/chia-plotter
MadMax's Chia Plotter Manager
Lightweight manager for madMAx43v3r/chia-plotter
https://github.com/tobernguyen/madmax-manager
Plot Director
Plot manager with madmax support, automatic plot replace, HDD groups, multiple jobs, and web plotting dashboard.
https://www.plot-director.com
Plot Everywhere Tool
Batch file plot launcher for Chia CLI Windows 10.
http://ploteverywheretool.com/
Plot Watcher
A simple script that can watch a list of directories and does some action when a specific kind of change happens. Can be used to replace old plots with portable plots one at a time.
https://github.com/charnet3d/plot_watcher
plotman ChiaLinks Recommended
Tool for managing Chia plotting operations.
https://github.com/ericaltendorf/plotman
plotng - Plotting utility for Chia
Plotting manager similar to Plotman but not Python based
https://github.com/maded2/plotng
Ploto
A simple Chia plotting manager for Windows PowerShell
https://github.com/tydeno/Ploto
PSChiaPlotter
Windows PowerShell plot manager with a GUI with a lot of features.
https://github.com/MrPig91/PSChiaPlotter
Robbie's Chia Plot Calculator
This calculator figures out reasonable settings for plots based on your system specifications.
https://category5.tv/tools/cryptocurrency/chia-plot-calculator/
Swar's Chia Plot Manager ChiaLinks Recommended
Cross platform (Python) plotting manager to help keep plots generating.
https://github.com/swar/Swar-Chia-Plot-Manager

Videos

How to plot Chia plots on multiple machines without running a full node
A walkthrough of how to concurrently plot on multiple computers within the same network without running multiple full nodes. (NotAnotherTech)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOp-TTAUTuo
How to queue parallel plotting Chia in the GUI
A short video going over how to queue parallel plotting in the Windows GUI for Chia. (NotAnotherTech)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VstfAPfNlZA
Is plotting and farming still profitable?
storage_jm walksthrough using ChiaCalculator to estimate the expected returns of chia plotting and farming regularly. (Chia Decentral)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rf4NCqXjtas
Meet the plotting experts
Chia president, Gene Hoffman, chats with experts in plotting to discuss their plotting setup as well as answering commonly asked questions from Keybase. (Chia Network)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDVsZMDlQYw