Highly unlikely. We are talking of concurrently running vaults. Considering over half the world is unlikely to ever have a desktop or similar we have to assume they will use a mobile device if they have a vault. So 8 hours a day maximum for those (on charge).
I estimate that in the first 5 to 10 years we will definitely have less than your 1 billion and more likely 250 to 500 million concurrently on at the same time. Many will be phones/tablets/etc which will only need 1 watt incremental power. So half the world’s population’s vaults will draw < 1 watt
Then incremental power for home users will be in terms of 5 watts
Then power requirements for those who use a data centre will be like 10 watts incremental since they are running instances with other instances running on the same hardware
vault number unit ave on Power
type vaults power time Usage Ave
----- ------ ----- ------- ---------
mobile 500M 1W 33% 167MW on charge
home 500M 5W 80% 2000MW Some 24/7 rest on/off
Data/C 100M 10W 100% 1000MW Assume 24/7 for all
This give a usage of 3167MW (3.2GW)
That is so way off target. You even gave the total use of a harddrive. 60W of incremental power requirements is bogus in my calculations. My laptop does not even draw that power when I use it, and the incremental power for running a vault is <5 Watts max. About a max of 100WHr per day whereas your 60 Watts is 1.44KWHr per day. Even for a desktop its <6 Watts max incremental power. Even for a datacentre where a person rents an instance to run a vault its only <10W since the instance is running concurrently with other instances and disk is only a portion of a Network storage solution.
- Today BTC is estimated at 2.5GW now and growing steadily
- SAFE at full penetration (in 5-10 years) is est at 3.2GW assuming maximum power usage profiles for incremental usage and maybe 30% less. Also assume high adoption of vault usage.
So I have no problems saying SAFE power will be a lot less than BTC
Earth electrical power usage is at 20.0 TW (20000 GW) in 2016 and higher today. So the additional power usage of SAFE vaults is going to be less than 0.05% and its a global network. Remind me how much the internet infrastructure draws? And what %age will vaults be of that? Now that would be an interesting statistic.