Torrents are incredibly slow in Leopard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by NoSmokingBandit, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. NoSmokingBandit macrumors 68000

    NoSmokingBandit

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    I have a torrent going that is being saved to a FAT32 partition (so i can get to it from windows easily) and it is downloading ungodly slow on leopard. It has a few hundred seeders but i cant get download speeds over 20k/s and most of the time it is just uploading and not downloading at all. My ports are forwarded properly so that isnt the issue. When i boot into vista, however, my speeds are much better. I was seeding at 20k/s and downloading at 130+k/s. What would make it so much slower on leo?
     
  2. aristobrat macrumors G4

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  3. NeoMayhem macrumors 6502a

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    Are you using Transmission? If not, get it.

    Fat32 is a bad, bad, bad idea on OS X. You should download the file to a HFS partition and then copy it to your windows drive if you need it so bad on vista.
     
  4. himansk macrumors regular

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    I have never had speed problems on OSX, seen over 5MByte/s speeds in some cases (including on FAT32)
     
  5. NoSmokingBandit thread starter macrumors 68000

    NoSmokingBandit

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    I am using transmission, Vuze sucks and bitrocket is just a bigger app with the same features as Transmission.
    Thing is though, i have a torrent downloading to my hfs drive and it goes slow as well. The one im downloading to the fat32 partition is there just so i could test downloading the same torrent in vista. I generally do download to my hfs partition. The torrent i have downloading to my hfs partition is downloading at a consistent 8-12k/s and it has plenty of seeders.

    I should mention that when downloading in vista i was also playing Gears of War so it probably would have been faster with less intensive apps running at the same time. So there is a massive issue going on somewhere...

    any ideas?
     
  6. trawler macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    I am having the exact same problem... Torrents start fine, go up to around 400k (depends on the torrent), then all of a sudden drop down to 10-11k.

    I've just finished downloading the same torrent in approx 400k on my windows xp. This is extremely frustrating...
     
  7. kolax macrumors G3

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    What is your upload rate? Sure you aren't over saturating your bandwidth by uploading too fast?
     
  8. NoSmokingBandit thread starter macrumors 68000

    NoSmokingBandit

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    Everything works well with the new uTorrent beta. Idk why that app works but none of the others do.
     

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