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I was wondering what the block chain size is on everyone's system. I have fully synchronized and find that the chain data folder continues to slowly increase in size, as is to be expected.
However, I know the size of the file can differ quite a bit. I am wondering what size your files are on different machines and when synchronizing via different methods.
My current chaindata folder shows a size of 28.4 gb.
I performed the sync with:
- OS: windows 10 64-bit system
- CPU: i5 3507K (no OC)
- GPU: gtx 670 (don't think this matters at all during synchronization)
- RAM: 16 gb DDR3 2400mhz (running at 1600mhz)
- HD: SSD Samsung 840 256gb
Initial sync was performed by:
geth --fast --cache=4024
I believe I was fully fast synced within 4 hours of initiating with a Samsung 840 SSD and 16 gb of RAM, but from what I understand, geth will only use the ram that you assigned via the 'cache' modifier, so I am assuming it was using 4 gb of system RAM to speed things up.
Processor is a i5 3507K. System is liquid cooled, but during the synch process, I did see CPU temps move into the mid 50's to 60C range.
Also, after full sync. I closed the geth synch command prompt window shell and then used:
geth --cache=4024 to catch up again after stopping the synch for a little while to see if I would have any issues re-initiating synchonization.
Just wondering what chaindata file sizes are on other people's systems