Disclaimer: Please refrain from telling me that I generally shouldn’t buy new hardware for storj. Please also spare me with your moral values. Thank you. <3
I’m thinking of upgrading the total storage available for nodes at one location to 250 or 500 TB netto in total. I’ll currently have 6 productive nodes at that location and 2 in warmup process. I can use 4 different ip ranges at that location.
The metrics of the “more realistic earnings calculator” spreadsheet (where the stated 3 tb/month exactly matches the (simulated) ingress seen on my nodes per ip range) made me realize that there is a (mathematical) barrier limiting the storage space a system of storage nodes under one ip range can fill up. Even if I have unlimited network speed I will be limited to 60 TB per ip range, if the other values of the “more realistic earnings calculator” spreadsheet are correct. This cap is mainly due to the deletion rate of files of a node.
On the forums I saw ppl presenting their near petabyte rigs or other ppl telling that they run 20 (or whatever) nodes at home with way more space than 60 tb in total capacity.
So my question is mainly for such ppl: Do your nodes fill up? If yes: How? Are the values of the “more realistic earnings calculator” spreadsheet not correct on the deletion rate? A set of very descriptive dashboard statistics where I can “see” your answer is also welcome.
Because: If your nodes don’t fill up, I will just buy 4x60 TB (≈250 TB) storage for my nodes on that location. However, if you tell me now that your nodes easily fill up or if your answers suggest me, that it’s doable to fill up more with 4 ip ranges then I may buy the double space.