Chia Calculator

Advanced Cost and ROI Analysis

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.

Farming and Plotting Setup

Strategy

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.

Hard Drives

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

$

$

%

Plotting

The capability and power use of your plotting setup.

TB per day

kWh per TB

TB

Hardware

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.

$

%

Power

The average cost of power at your farming location.

$

per kWh

Summary of Costs

Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) over 5 Years

Total

$201.84k

Total per TB

$31.15

Total per TB per Month of Deployment

$0.52

Hardware Acquisition Costs (CapEx)

Storage

$144.00k

Server

$23.50k

Total

$167.50k

Total per TB

$25.85

Total per TB per Month of Deployment

$0.43

Operational Costs (OpEx) over 5 Years

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

Return on Investment (ROI)

Network Space

%

3% growth last week

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.

Exchange Rate

$

%

Default exchange rate from Coinbase. Updated every 30 min.

Estimated Total Earnings
XCH after 5 years
1.30k
USD after 5 years
$363.37k
Break even after
over 2 years
Profit after 5 years
$245.28k
ROI after 5 years
+121.5%
Annualized return over 5 years
+17.2%