My earnings, FYI

I said the total earning for previous 6 months is less than $1.
There is the earning calculator you are referring about. The forum just disallows me to post two pics in one post. So i’ll pass.
What I’m saying is, the payout mechanism is ridiculous.

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You have barely any space used what did you expect to make millions of dollars a month on 500gigs of space?

If you go by this you will be disappointed sorry.

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It doesn’t eat up huge disc space according to your screenshot. If it is from today it shows that you stored on average 180GB this month (53TB*h/12/24). What payments do you expect? Only stored data and egress is paid.

I’ve been OK with my 4Tb node, it makes more than enough to cover Power AND hardware upgrades since V3 started (i.e. larger drives every once and a while when there’s a good deal and I treated my server to a shiny new 2nd-hand case, so I can stuff in a few more drives soon).

I’m not even on a particularity fast machine, on domestic fibre.
You might want to tweak your setup a bit to be more realistic on returns per month.

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How much space and bandwidth to use are not me to control. I can only guarantee enough resources is allocated and dedicated to the node.
For this node, I gives it a 100MB/s down and 50MB/s up connection, a 10TB hdd. yeah, funny I think I should only give it 1MB/s and 500GB hdd regarding to the payout mechanism.

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According to the chart you dont have 10TB hard drive if you been running it for months…10TB would have at least 4TB used by now

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actually i have. perhaps storj is not so decentralized after all.

If you say so im making good money with it so if you got nothing better to say about storj im done with this topic. Good Luck to whatever you do.


Is it a Windows or Linux node ?

yep thank you and bye

windows server 2019 >>>

Is it using docker or GUI for Windows ?

GUI. I dont use docker on this machine

Could you show me value for this parameter from your config file ?


Also can you precisely tell me how old is your node.

I made just over $ 7 for my first month with my 4TB node. Only the node at home with 50Mbit Down and 10Mbit Up. running for 6 weeks.

I am happy.


emmm, seems the config is wrong, it only shows 500GB. I’ll fix this.
Is this the whole story? anything else? even if the space is wrong, the total traffic is really low.

thanks, that’s good for you.

Don’t you think if you were a bit calmer and asked the right questions you could have avoided offending people whose only intention is to help YOU.

Just a friendly advice, when you are frustrated, calm yourself down, double … triple check what could have caused the issue. If you can’t find it yourself ask but be polite instead of accusing people.

Many other SNOs like me will help you out with your issues and don’t forget the awesome Storj staff hasn’t even joined this discussion. Every single dev, support staff and even execs would chip in to help you resolve your issue if the need arises.

This is not like mining to get a regular flow of traffic. Real customers upload and download data.


accusing who? I did rant about the mechanism but im not accusing anyone, or intend to. Im not a native english speaker so if anything that’s pure misunderstanding.
anyway, thanks for your insight and found the issue.

For what it’s worth, my node is almost exactly a year old now and I’ve already bought a 12TB HDD with the earnings and will soon buy another as it’s starting to fill up. It’s on storage that’s shared with other uses. I have 10TB assigned which I now upped to 11TB as it’s filling up fast over the last few days. Over 7TB and counting now. I’ll keep an eye on it and if it keeps growing I’ll add another HDD.

That said, I would still urge to be careful with spending on it beforehand. Storj has been really good to us SNOs, but I still expect earnings won’t stick around where they are right now. This month for example most earnings come from downloads from the old testing satellite. My earnings look to come out to about 50 USD this month most of that is from this test satellite. A more reasonable expectation for customer use is somewhere around 10-20 USD. However, it is still early days and this may go up… A lot depending on the type of usage patterns Tardigrade customers have.