When will Sia claim HDD space for hosting
So I'm planning to rent out 8TB HDD space.
Will Sia claim this space immediately after announing?
Or will I be able to use this space?
My plan is to keep using this space and just add another drive and transfer my own files when i gets filled up.
Is this possible?
Sia will claim all this space immediately after you set up amount of space you want to rent in client settings. Even before announing host to network!
But you can change this setting any time. After announcing host too - renters anf other host will get updated info on next contact with your host. So set this value < unused space now.
And increase it later after moving your files to another disk.