I have been running the geth with the --fast option to get the blockchain. So far my computer has been running for nearly two days only this program.
The current size of my chaindata folder is 30 GB, and I am on block 1950132. It looks like it is over half way done, but I noticed it's finding less and less blocks as time goes on.
My concern is that my hard drive will fill up before the blockchain is finished. Does anybody know exactly how big the geth blockchain is as of today?
Are there any other ways to get around downloading the full chain to be able to run the ethereum wallet properly?