Space requirements

The total size of the complete reference data set you can download is approximately 200 GB11.1. The amount of time it will take to download this amount of data depends on your network connection. It can take several hours, or longer on slower connections.

For reference, in August, 2015, the maximum size of each individual reference data file for Homo sapiens was approximately:

Database Size
1000 Genomes 8 GB
ClinVar 140 MB
PhastConc 6 GB
Cytogenic Ideogram 80 KB
dbSNP 71 GB
dbSNP Common 3 GB
Genes 6 MB
Gene Ontology 45 MB
HapMap 3 GB
mRNA 75 MB
Sequence 700 MB
Target Regions 1 MB
Target Primers 7 MB


... GB11.1
Size as estimated in August, 2015