How do i make a node at a datacenter ? My friend has a cloud service business and is willing to give me about 20 tb of storage space to add alongside him there. How do i do it ?
Docker is probably the way to go…
If you have 3 geo-spatially sparse IPv4 addresses to play with, you could divide the 20TB into 7, 7, 6 TB nodes and run each node on a separate IPv4 address. The three nodes may get more traffic than one large node.
How much data do you think can be used out of that, per month. at first vs in a yr lets say , and is it worth setting up.
It depends… There’s no good answer.
It takes about a month before a new node is fully vetted. A new node will not see a full load of traffic until the vetting process is complete. New nodes also have a percentage held back from payout. So, many new nodes only see payouts under $5 USD for the first three months or so. After that, payout depends on the node performance and amount of stored data.
From what I’ve seen a typical smaller node that is more than 9 months old pays about $15 to $20 per month.
I’ve got three nodes behind one IP address so treated by Storj as a single node, the youngest two just reached their one year birthday and the old one is about 14 months old. A bit under 5TB available to share with close to 4TB currently in use by Storj. Made just under $12 last month. Might have done better (mostly for vetting reasons) if I had a single 5TB node up front, but I’m just using what hardware I’ve got kicking around. So there is a real world example, beast wasn’t far off. YMMV.
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It is unlikely will have a ROI. Please check with this Community Earnings Estimator: Realistic earnings estimator
lol I mean everything would be free, so it no money out of pocket. I have about 500tb of crucial 4tb ssds actually… but i was thinking $20 x lets say even 100tbs… would be nice to have 2k worth of stroj airdroped everymonth. But, obv doesnt work like that… what about this SIA Coin stuff, if i leverage some sia you think anyone will pick up a contract for a few tbs here and there ?
Please ask Sia questions on Sia forums. This forum is for Storj network related issues.