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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Guide to selecting the best high endurance consumer grade M.2 NVMe SSD for plotting. (Chia Decentral)
Guide to building a low cost computer optimized for plotting Chia. (Chia Decentral)
Introduction to the basics of plotting and the recommended hardware requirements. (Chia Network)
A guide for choosing the best SSD for plotting based on capacity, interface, endurance, and price. (Chia Decentral)
Practical tips on how to clean up your files in case of a crash mid-plotting. (The Chia Farmer)
A buying guide that helps you select the right motherboard for your plotter, farmer, or hybrid build.
A guide on how to put together a small form factor Intel NUC specifically for parallel plotting. (Chia Decentral)
A detailed guide on how best to optimize parallel plotting to determine the appropriate resource allocation and staggering. (The Chia Farmer)
A quick start guide to parallel plotting while using the Chia GUI. (Chia Garden)
A simple and easy-to-use calculator to determine profitability and help plan mix of plot sizes.
Chia Log Analysis parses your existing Chia plotter log files and builds a .csv file containing all the important details.
Upload plotting logs for analysis and statistics collection.
A tool to graph Chia Plotting activity in a linux terminal. Use a 24-bit colour terminal, like xterm or gnome-terminal.
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.
Calculator to determine ideal split of plot sizes in order to maximize drive space used.
A tool to determine the optimal combination of plot k-sizes to avoid wasting disk space.
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.
This plotting calculator will give you the ideal plotting settings based on your system specifications.
Microsoft Excel VBA macro that parses your plotting logs to extract important information into a spreadsheet.
Harry Plotter is an easy to use magical Chia plot manager for muggles! It works on Windows, MacOS, and Linux.
Hot Plotter allows you to remotely start chia plots utilizing MadMax, or the official Chia plotting tool. Supports Windows or Linux.
Building upon the official Chia docker image, Machinaris combines the Plotman CLI with a simple WebUI.
A multi-threaded implementation of the chia plotter designed to maximize temporary storage bandwidth. (madMAx43v3r)
Lightweight manager for madMAx43v3r/chia-plotter
Plot manager with madmax support, automatic plot replace, HDD groups, multiple jobs, and web plotting dashboard.
Batch file plot launcher for Chia CLI Windows 10.
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.
Plotting manager similar to Plotman but not Python based
Windows based plotting manager
Windows PowerShell plot manager with a GUI with a lot of features.
This calculator figures out reasonable settings for plots based on your system specifications.
Cross platform (Python) plotting manager to help keep plots generating.
A walkthrough of how to concurrently plot on multiple computers within the same network without running multiple full nodes. (NotAnotherTech)
A short video going over how to queue parallel plotting in the Windows GUI for Chia. (NotAnotherTech)
storage_jm walksthrough using ChiaCalculator to estimate the expected returns of chia plotting and farming regularly. (Chia Decentral)
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)