Bit Torrent share ratios?

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  1. d wade macrumors 65816

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    what is a good share ratio for bit torrent? i just read that the higher the ratio, the higher up you are on a priority list for faster download speeds.

    is this true?

    transmission says mine is 1.81 -- is that good or bad?

    post your ratios as well
     
  2. drumpat01 macrumors 6502

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    "share ratio", a number relating the amount of data uploaded to the amount downloaded. A share ratio of 1.0 means that a user has uploaded as much data as they have downloaded. A share ratio greater than 1 means that a user has uploaded more than they have downloaded. It is generally considered good form to at least share back the equivalent amount of traffic as the original file size.
     
  3. d wade thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes.
     
  5. netdog macrumors 603

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    Honestly, as we usually pass these files around in large clusters, if you are giving 50% back, you are making a big contribution. I often do share 100% back, but you shouldn't feel as if you aren't paying back if you are only returning even 10 or 15%.
     
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    I always try to share atleast 100% back, sometimes my isp gets stupid and it would take 2 days to share 100% back. Then and only then i got share 100%.
     
  8. belfast-biker macrumors member

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    1.81 is pretty good. Mine is usually .5.... my upload bndwidth is naff compared to my download.

    That#s on my PC and Azureus.... only started using Transmision on my newish mac. Don't even know where the ratio meter is!
     
  9. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    I do limit the upload rate, but I try to be generous when it comes to seeding:

    Picture 1.png

    ;)
     
  10. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Yeah, just to be polite if for no other reason I have my torrents set to run--no matter what--until they're a little over 1. It's nice that you can tell Azureus to stop a torrent automatically when you've reached a set share ratio, so you can most efficiently use your outgoing bandwidth.

    In my case, since my upstream is nearly 10X sower than my down, if it's a healthy torrent I can easily finish a download and only have like a .2 or .3 share ratio, and it sometimes takes quite a while to make up the difference. It's only fair to wait it out, though.
     
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  12. d wade thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yep. transmission does the same.
     
  13. mar2194 macrumors member

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    My ratio is 3.33. I generally don't let it get below 3. Of course the longer you track your ratio, the harder it is to change.
     

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