Node 1 is kind of old, mostly full of test data and Egress is kind of low, most of the payout come from the test data. The new nodes have almost the same Egress with only 1/4 of the volume.
I was considering gracefully exitNode 1 of the non-production satellites for a while but with the current / incoming price drop I dont know if it’s better to stick with the income of the cold test data or not.
Probably not the only one in this case so asking for advices
PS: Why Storj do not start removing most of the test data? Like 5-10% per month
If you remove any data — you won’t be paid for that data. You also don’t know what egress will test data exhibit in the future: test data access pattern is meant to mimic customer activity.
If you want to replace test data with customer data for some other reasons — great, but this is precisely what Storj is planning to do gradually anyway.
So in my opinion — don’t micromanage the nodes. Let them run as is. If you remove the test data you will definitely see a dip in earnings due to having just removed some data. I don’t see an upside here