GenBank 168.0 is available via FTP from the National Center for Biotechnology.
The new release contains 97,381,682,336 base pairs of non-whole-genome-shotgun sequence and 136,085,973,423 base pairs of WGS sequence. Uncompressed, the new release flatfiles require roughly 371 GB (sequence files only) or 396 GB, including the 'short directory', 'index' and the *.txt files.

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