About This Calculator
This calculator will help you estimate your cost of renting storage on the Sia network. This is only an estimate - though hopefully the most accurate one available at this time.
Any changes you make to the form will be saved in a cookie on your device for 30 days, so that you can return to the form at any time and pick up with the settings you entered before. Clicking on Reset All Items will return the calculator to all default settings, and delete this cookie.
Not yet familiar with how renting works on Sia? Learn more about Renting first!
Renting Cost Estimate
Below are estimated costs and a suggested allowance starting point for your rental requirements specified above.
This is what
1 TB of storage will cost you for
This is what it will cost you to create
This is what it will cost you to upload your
1 TB of data.
This is what it will cost you to download
1 TB of data.
This is what you can expect to pay in total for your specified usage.
This is a good starting point for your rental allowance. You can always increase it later.
Tips Based On Your Entries
- None - everything looks good!
- You're not using near real-time prices for all available fields. This may make your estimate inaccurate. Click Use Current Average Prices in the Network Averages section to load current prices.
- You may get inaccurate results if you don't set your Rental Duration unit to the same as your Contract Duration unit.
- Upload Bandwidth is set lower than your Storage Amount to Rent - if you upload your full Storage Amount to Rent, your estimate will be inaccurate.
- Download Bandwidth is set lower than your Storage Amount to Rent - if you don't plan on downloading all your data (i.e. cold storage), that's fine, but downloading data will incur download fees, which may make your estimate inaccurate.
- Contract Count has been changed from the default of 50. This isn't necessarily bad, but make sure you intend to change this setting, as you must change it manually via the Terminal or command line.
- Contract Count has been set below the default of 50. This may result in reduced file redundancy if your hosts go offline, due to fewer hosts being utilized.
- Contract Duration has been changed from the default of 3 Months. This isn't necessarily bad, but make sure you intend to change this setting, as you must change it manually via the Terminal or command line.
- Contract Duration is set to less than 3 Months. Setting a short Contract Duration can increase Contract Fees because contracts will renew more frequently.
- Contract Duration is set to more than 6 Months. Hosts have a default Maximum Contract Duration of 6 months, so you may not be able to form enough contracts to rent storage. We'd recommend decreasing this to 6 Months or lower.
- Rental Duration is not an even multiple of Contract Duration. Contracts will be active beyond your desired Rental Duration. Your Storage Cost estimate will therefore be inaccurate. Set Rental Duration to an even multiple of Contract Duration to avoid this.