… 1 Obtaining 1.1 Breaking 1.2 Crafting 2 Usage 2.1 Maintain signal strength 2.2 Compare signal strength 2.3 Subtract signal strength 2.4 Measure block state 2.4.1 Containers 2.4.2 Miscellaneous 3 Sounds 4 … The Better Barrel is a block added by the JABBA mod. Something tells me it's still a bit WIP, because it feels a bit barren, but we'll see. A redstone comparator is a block used in redstone circuits to maintain, compare, or subtract signal strength, or to measure certain block states (primarily the fullness of containers). The strength of the Redstone signal depends on how full the container is, and how many items it contains. It's the only place on the server I'm experiencing under 20 FPS and that's due to the large amount of chests placed there. Although this Barrel can only hold one type of item, it can hold up to 64 stacks by default and can be upgraded using sequential Structural MK (Upgrade), which adds a configuration slot that are used by upgrades such as the Storage upgrade, expanding the Barrel's capacity accordingly.Items may be inserted and extracted from any sides. Barrels are great for the output of farms, quarries, and mob grinders, since their output is a high volume of very limited types of items. On the server I play on, I have a "warehouse" so to say, with 10000+ chests. Sooo, yes, barrels are technically better, but not by a lot. Well, they're cheaper, have the same storage size as a chest, and can be opened without the need for space or a transparent block above them to open. I have tested this both in SP and SMP, and the more chest being placed the lower FPS goes. At least, until you automate more items' production at higher "tiers", then switching over to all barrels except for tools and misc junk makes more sense. Add photo Containers are Blocks that have Inventoriesin which Items can be stored or processed in. A shulker box is a block that can store and transport items. Upgraded chests are great for more day-to-day stuff. Brewing Stands Chests Trapped Chests Dispensers Droppers Furnaces Hoppers Ender Chests Shulker Boxes When a Container is connected to a Redstone Comparator it generates a Redstone signal. 1 Obtaining 1.1 Breaking 1.2 Crafting 2 Usage 2.1 Undyeing 2.2 Piglins 3 Sounds 4 Data values 4.1 ID 4.2 Block data 4.3 Block states 4.4 Block entity 4.5 Item data 5 Achievements 6 History 7 Issues 8 Trivia 9 References Shulker boxes can be mined with any tool or by hand, but using a pickaxe is the most effective.