What file sizes can I upload?
Public file sizes are unlimited and private files are capped at 100 MB when uploading with $AR.
File size limits for uploading with Turbo are 500MB for public files and 100MB for private files.
Our calculation of file size may be slightly larger than the file size listed on your computer given the unique way that data is stored and encrypted on the permaweb.
In the future, we plan to raise these limits to allow for larger public and private files.
How long does it take to upload?
Decentralized, permanent data storage doesn’t happen in an instant. Upload speeds are dependent on your internet connection. ArDrive waits til there are 15 confirmations on your uploaded data to ensure there are no forks in the chain.
NOTE: Do not leave from the uploading screen until the upload completes. If you exit the browser before it has completed your file will not be uploaded. You will not be charged if a file does not fully upload, but any progress towards uploading your file will be lost.
Understanding File Status
ArDrive tries to track the status of each transaction in order to let you know when your files are stored on the network.
Green status means the file was successfully replicated and mined on the network.
Orange status means the file upload transaction is in progress.
It could take up to 30 minutes for this process to complete, permanence requires patience!
Red status means the file upload transaction may have failed
If a file is not mined, the AR payment made for this file is refunded.