The Bitcoin.org page on Bitcoin Core Requirements and Warnings lists three types of setups:
|#||Type||Disk Gb||Gb / mo||RAM Mb||Windows|
|1||Bare Min (default)||350||8 / 150||512||7/8.x|
|2||Bare Min (custom)||5||5 / 0.3||256||7/8.x|
|3||Minimum Recommended||350||15 / 150||1,024||7/8.x/10|
I don't think I want to dedicate 1/3 Tb to running Bitcoin Core, so #1 and #3 are impractical, but #2 seems feasible. However, there are two problems with #2:
The download specs for all three types have the footnote, "Plus a one-time 340 GB download the first time you start Bitcoin Core." That seems like a contradiction of the requirement of only 5 Gb of disk space for type #2. So which of the following is correct?
- The footnote should not appear in type #2, or
- The Disk space spec of 5 Gb is wrong, or
- I'm allowed to discard the initial download after starting Core.
The spec says type #2 is not compatible with Windows 10. Is that true?
Summary: For the Bare Minimum (With Custom Settings), i.e., type #2 above:
- Is the spec of 5 Gb minimum disk space correct? How is that not a contradiction of the footnote stating a requirement of an initial download of 340 Gb?
- Is it compatible with Windows 10, even though that OS is not listed in the spec?