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Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2020 00:13:30 +0100
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: ZTEX 1.15y boards for sale

On Wed, Jun 05, 2019 at 08:44:03PM +0200, Solar Designer wrote:
> Here's someone offering 108 ZTEX 1.15y boards for sale:
> "dedmaroz1
> Re: Looking for ZTEX 1.15y FPGA boards
> May 21, 2019, 09:00:54 PM
> i want to sell:
> - 108x ZTEX 1.15y (4x Spartan6 LX150)
> - 70x Lancelot (2x Spartan6 LX150)
> - 10x Cairnsmore1 CM1 (4x Spartan6 LX150)
> PM me"

Those 108 boards were promptly sold for $100 each, most if not all of
them for use with JtR.  However, I just noticed that someone else
started selling more of these boards from Hungary - first announced in
that same bitcointalk thread above on July 18, 2019:

"Our company has a cache of ztex 1.15y compatible boards.
The project in which these were used ended a while ago, and the boards were sitting in storage since.
We're in the process of testing them - there're approximately 100 that work flawlessly, and are for sale.
Accessories (USB cables of different lengths, 28 port hubs, power cables, 750W and 1300W PSUs) are available as well.
The preferred payment method is paypal.
Please send your proposals to or in PM."

and later:

"If crypto, then BTC and yes we can do escrow.
It's not running currently and has been tested so they definitely work.
Condition is 'used' (not sure what you mean by the question), shipping is from Hungary.

Here's a picture of most of them: "

Some boards on this picture look like ZTEX original, most others look
like compatible US clones - but either kind should work fine with JtR.

This was a while ago indeed, but now there's an eBay lot where someone
also from Hungary (the same person?) offers these boards for $90 each:

"ZTEX 1.15y Quad Spartan 6 LX150 FPGA Board with USB 2 - miner, password cracker

Condition: Used
there may be some dust on the device. if there are fans, those may need replacement. functionally tested, works as expected.

More than 10 available / 8 sold

The boards for sale have been tested and work flawlessly.
I can send you accessories (spacers if you buy more so you can neatly assemble them, USB cables, etc) - please send me a message which accessories would you like."

Of course, I cannot and don't vouch for that seller (or maybe two
different ones).  I don't even know who that is.  I merely pass the
information along as I think some of you will find it useful.

> Note: we do not support the Lancelot and Cairnsmore boards.  We only
> support ZTEX 1.15y and 100% compatibles (which Lancelot and Cairnsmore
> are not).  So do not buy those other boards, they won't work with JtR.


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