I've been trying to sync the Ethereum Blockchain using Geth and as a full node on my MacOS for almost 3 weeks now, however I am still stuck 60-100 blocks behind the main net, as you can see below:

currentBlock: 12256818, highestBlock: 12256898, knownStates: 534379826, pulledStates: 534200595, startingBlock: 0

My MacOS has the following specifications:

Processor: 2.6 GHz 6-core Intel Core i7 Memory: 32 GB RAM

it should be strong enough to sync the blockchain!

Please advise on what to do? should I switch to Parity?

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    Do you have an SSD or HDD? HDDs aren't fast enough to keep up.
    – Morten
    Apr 17 '21 at 12:54
  • I have SSD. I deleted the blockchain and re-ddi the whole process but this time I used cash: 2048. It sinked faster but then it failed giving me this message: Failed to write block data to ancient store err="appending unexpected item: want 5704756, have 5704757" Apr 23 '21 at 16:17

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