Use this advanced calculator to determine the total cost of ownership (TCO) of a Chia plotting and farming setup, and estimate the return on that investment (ROI).

The TCO model is based on this SNIA whitepaper, and special thanks to JM (aka storage_jm) for supporting us build this. Make sure to watch his walkthrough video for an overview of how to use this tool.

How many years the farm will be kept operational, whether all hardware will be sold at the end of deployment, and when to sell the earned XCH.

The drives used in your farm. If using a combination of different drives, input the overall average of your entire farm.

TB

6480 TB

%

W

W

$

$

%

The capability and power use of your plotting setup.

TB per day

kWh per TB

TB

The cost of all other non-storage hardware to run your farm (JBOD, switch, server, cooling, etc.), and their combined power use outside of plotting.

$

%

The average cost of power at your farming location.

$

per kWh

Total | $201.84k |

Total per TB | $31.15 |

Total per TB per Month of Deployment | $0.52 |

Storage | $144.00k |

Server | $23.50k |

Total | $167.50k |

Total per TB | $25.85 |

Total per TB per Month of Deployment | $0.43 |

Storage Power Use | $13.29k |

Server Power Use | $19.71k |

Plotting Power Use | $972.00 |

Failed Drive Replotting Power Use | $18.90 |

Drive Replacements (7) | $350.00 |

Total | $34.34k |

Total per TB | $5.30 |

Total per TB per Month of Deployment | $0.09 |

%

Due to increases in hard drive prices and supply shortages, the network growth will need to stagnate at some point. Use the inputs above to set the number of days exponential growth will continue, and the linear rate that growth will stabilize to.

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%

Default exchange rate from Coinbase. Updated every 30 min.

- XCH after 5 years
- 2.03k

- USD after 5 years
- $120.24k

- Break even after
- N/A

- Profit after 5 years
- $2.15k

- ROI after 5 years
- +1.1%

- Annualized return over 5 years
- +0.2%

The profit calculation is based on selling the earned XCH at current exchange rate every day

, and selling hardware at the end of the deployment term for

$83.75k

.