I plan to connect my ordinary PC to a pool such as NiceHash or CKPool's solo pools and join the 'lottery'. I can run a few hundred Mhs; I know it's low, but that's why it's called lottery...
Before I commence my mining expedition, I would like to know what data usage I can expect, say by running it for 12 hours.
The research I have done on the topic only points to the fact that it is "not much" but given that data costs in South Africa is among the highest in the world, "not much" has a different meaning to us.
The way I understand these solo pools work is that they pre-package the blocks, send it to me and I start hashing. Given the maximum size of 1MB per and for argument's sake they push a new block to me every 5 minutes, that would be ~150MB in 12 hours, which is more than reasonable.
Is there something wrong with my reasoning? If we start to look at 500MB and above per day, that would start to infringe on our personal usage of the data.