How do strip miners differ from regular mining modules?
Yuri [ Editor ]
Miner IIs have a cycle time of 60 seconds a remove a base volume of 60 m^3 and can be mounted on any ship.
Strip Miner Is have a cycle time of 180 second and a base volume of 540 m^3 and can only be mounted on mining barges and exhumers.
The biggest advantage of Strip Miner I is the 3 minute cycle time, allowing you to spend more (potentially dangerous) time semi-afk.
While battleship mining with Miner IIs will yield more rock than the 2 strip miner Retriever (by about 20%), the larger cargo hold of the Retriever (2000 m^3 base) and cycle time will mean a lot less micro-management while mining. But a Rohk going full out on mining will require you to empty the hold every 45 second or so.
The 3 Strip Miner Covetor out mines all battleships.
The Hulk, the top of the line T2 mining barge (exhumer) fits 3 Strip Miners and has a cargo hold of 8,0000 m^3 meaning it can unattended for 6 minutes or more without shutting off.