I only need to use the wallet once a day, but every time I open it I need to download thousands of new blocks and it takes hours to synchronize.
I opened the wallet today at 9.30am, and it didn't load until 2.30pm, similar to what happened yesterday and the day before. It seems to be downloading extremely slowly, because its disk usage is only around 9MB/s, while my Internet connection speed is over 25MB/s. Is it meant to be so slow? Am I doing something wrong? It's so slow that sometimes, by the time I reach the estimated number of blocks needed, the blockchain has advanced by another 1000 blocks and I end up having to download those too.