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I expected to find the answer somewhere here, but I could not find it.

I am using windows 10 and the bitcoin core wallet, with 2GB database cache. I have set the wallet to start on system boot, and I boot my system every 1-2 days.

How long should synchronizing with the blockchain take in this case? Let's say I'm 14 hours behind.

For me, Bitcoin core will take about half an hour to sync, and I feel this is way too slow. I have a relatively new gaming laptop with an i7 processor, 8GB RAM. I have Bitcoin core installed on my SSD, and the blockchain is stored on my SSD. I have 40 megabit internet (and I do actually reach similar speeds).

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    Any specific reason for using that wallet? There are many light weight wallets that do not require downloading the entire blockchain. – Callerap Dec 8 '17 at 17:21
  • My original reason was that Bitcoin core is the reference version for older wallets. I am also not sure if light weight wallets are as secure as Bitcoin core? – Ruben Dec 9 '17 at 10:56
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    Yes there are many secure wallets besides of bitcoin core. Checkout Exodus, Electrum, and even Jaxx. These wallets are light weight, yet you are in control of your funds. :) – Callerap Dec 9 '17 at 21:54
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    You are seriously suggesting a closed source wallet? Lightweight wallets are categorically less secure than Bitcoin core and significantly less private. They're faster to start using, but that comes at a cost. – G. Maxwell Oct 26 '18 at 22:45
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A half hour to sync two days is almost 100x faster than real-time. It's slower than I would expect, but without more information it's not really possible to tell if there is anything that could be improved about your system or configuration.

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