I wonder if its still profitable with (for example 10tb) in a pool to get the money back and later some extra money for the future alongside.
With 10TiB (fully plotted), you will earn about 14 USD per month.
The market price may go down or up, you can check USD per TiB per month here, and multiply that by your number of TiBs.
So that’s like 1 year to ROI if you get the drive at a sane price and don’t have to buy the rest of the rig. To me that sounds not bad. You’ll have to pool though or it might be 3 years to get paid
yes, if you want cash flow, then yes. Otherwise (mathematically) it doesn’t matter… you just wait longer, indeed.