CLI wallet comparison of methods


hello cli wallet users.

please help us determine which method to use by making a comparison between:

  1. the old fashion method
  2. import raw method
  3. remote node method

pros and cons like:
system requirements (disk space,etc)
completion time.
ease of use.
development stage (less buggy,more improved etc)

thank you


I use the old fashioned way. I run the synchronization 1-2 times a month. It downloads the missing blocks in 1-2 hours. I keep the data on SSD. I was wondering whether I should use a remote node but first I’d like to see a list of them with some “trust level estimates”.

My HW:
Intel Core I7 7700, 32GB RAM, Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080, 8GB, 512GB SSD, 4TB HD, Win10home 64bit

If I remember correctly then less than 50% memory is used. The CPU can go to 50-90% usage during syncing. The Nvidia and the HD is not used during syncing.