They are share the same traffic. If I could have a big one node - the earnings will be the same or higher. However, I would not join remained space from two different HDD on my home server, they are different in size, and I do not want to lose the whole node if one of the HDD would die. I do not have a free HDDs to make a RAID6/10, so I run them as a separate nodes.
The rpi3 is completely separate device, so join it doesn’t makes any sense. It was a first node.
There is only one way to recover - it is start from scratch.
All my nodes already paid itself, because I used already existing hardware for two of my nodes, the rpi3 is paid itself a long time ago and if one of them would die, I just can buy a next disk and spin up the next node. With 3 years warranty I think it will paid itself too and I would have a profit like now.
Also, you can make a Graceful Exit to return a held amount back when it reached the 15 months age to protect your money if you do not monitor your hardware and afraid that it could die.
With a basic monitoring you can replace the disk before it dies and keep your node running.
To me ‘tons’ is around $300 a node. I have had them running a long time.
I have multiple IPs at my home and office that I’m allowed to use, so your logic is a bit flawed, i’m not running the 3 raspi’s on the same IP currently. At home we have multiple internet connections, so I will put all the data on the Synology and then route multiple public non same /24 IPs to those nodes.
I am also planning to re-launch the raspi’s as new nodes, potentially at friends houses or something, haven’t fully thought it through yet.
I actually don’t see a big difference between having a gigabit on some of my nodes versus 300/300mbit on some of them. Thats not the limiting factor its mainly the longeitivty of keeping it online in order to fill it up
Might be more nerds in Europe😄.
Im one of em. Not an tech savvy at all but love to try different things. This project got me into Linux and I have to say that its like another world now when im getting the hang of it.
well actually there should be a difference so far as i have been able to tell, storagenode incoming and outgoing data atleast mostly for now… is almost like clock work… if you compare two nodes of the same age they will have nearly the same amounts of data on them and upload and downloads will be basically identical within a 5-10% or so margin… which is most likely down times and what not…
the satellites seems to allocate the bandwidth and data… thus a 1gbit node may fill faster… in theory… but when you reach the level of the other nodes of the same age and reputation or whatever… then you will follow along with the pack basically…
atleast so far as i have been able to gather from trying to study the subject without going all science on it…
you can even see it if you are offline for a few hour or so… then the sats will increase your allotment when you get back on… was a bit of a puzzle for a long time for me… because whenever i would test then i might get variation over short periods…because of downtime…
making it very difficult to do short term tests… when the sats get either pissed that you keep rebooting or allot you more data for expended downtime.
ofc i also assume unlimited bandwidth and unlimited storage space… for this…if somebody has like minimum required bandwidth… maybe they will see larger differences… but i kinda doubt it… they will just seen uploads over longer periods where the faster connections are idle.