Working computer with Windows, MacOS or Linux installed. It is recommended to use a newer computer with an SSD.
- A solid-state hard drive (SSD). 250 GB or greater is required. You can also use an external SSD (e.g., Samsung T7 Portable SSD [Link to Amazon]) if your free disk space is less than 250 GB. An SSD is 10x (in read) to 20x times (in write) faster than an HDD.
- External Hard Disk Drive (HDD) larger sizes are better [link to drives article]. A popular size is 18 TB at the time of this article.
- Chia Blockchain software.
If you are looking for a new PC build, check out our Budget Build Guide as well as our most popular build featuring the Intel NUC. Both of these PCs will serve you very well after your Chia plotting is done. If you need to upgrade your existing consumer SSD to something with a little more endurance, we have a great SSD Buying Guide as well as our favorite consumer SSDs for plotting.