I have been following some advice here on how to sync the chain using Geth (
geth --cache=XXXX --fast).
Yet I have been waiting for more than 24 hours for things to sync. Currently, it is at about 14 GB of chain data and still going.
How large is the chain using
--fast as of May of 2017?
Also is it normal for the process to take that long on fast storage (100 MB/s write speeds, ~180 MB/s read), with 400 MBit/s downstream and eight CPU threads at 4.6 GHz?