ME Storage Math

Storage Cells have limits of size, and limits of types, plus you need to consider the resource usage of your cells, to decide what your best options are. Each storage cell can store a fixed amount of data. Each type consumes a number of bytes (which varies with the cell size), and each item consumes one bit of storage, so eight items consume one byte, and a full stack of 64 consumes 8 bytes, regardless of how the item would stack outside of an ME network. For instance, 64 identical saddles don't take up more space than 64 stone.

Gunning straight for top tier storage cells, is not generally the best idea, since you use more resources, but don't get any extra type storage.

Below is a table comparing the different tiers of storage Cell, and how much they store, and a rough estimate of their cost.

 

Storage Cell Contents Vs Cost

 

Bytes

Types

Byte/Type

C-Quartz

N-Quartz

Gold

Diamonds

1,024

63

8

5

5

1

0

4,096

63

32

17

5

3

0

16,384

63

128

51

10

9

1

65,536

63

512

 153

20

 27

4

Resource costs based on crafting-guide.com

Storage Capacity with Varying Type Count

 

Stacks of items

With 1 Item In Cell

Stacks of items

With 63 Items in Cell

127

65

508

260

2,032

1,040

8,128

4,160

Last modified on 03/25/2015 10:33 AM CDT
By AlgorithmX2