Mr Spoon, on 13 September 2011 - 15:35, said:
Have you tried reducing the amount of connections uTorrent has? Yep. I have this in-place as per personal preference anyway.
For each torrent and overall? Only got this one torrent running.
Try setting a speed which is half of your total download internet connection. Tried that.. speed goes up then back down
Ensure nothing else is running on the internet. Check.
Ensure nothing else is running from the hard drive to which you are downloading. Check.
These are my only pointers I can think of.
The 100% overload is exactly that. I get this when uTorrent finds a seeder which is seeding at a speed that my PC can't really keep up.
Hum, on 13 September 2011 - 15:46, said:
How many completed files are you sharing ? I've only got this one torrent running which is set to download only one file (which is naturally incomplete).
I have to pause other files to get the fastest download for the file I want. Yeah I try to run one torrent at a time.
Did you set bandwidth to high priority ? Not tried this, although it feels like a shot in the dark.
I sometimes get a boost when I right-click and hit Update Tracker. Tried that and didn't help.
And if I Exit BitTorrent, I usually have to disconnect the Net connection to get the program to stop uploading.
x9248, on 13 September 2011 - 15:52, said:
Why would you disable disk cache? You want cache if your disk is overloading... That's what I thought.. didn't really like the answers Google came up with so came here...
Anyways, under those same options you can try disabling "Write out finished pieces immediately". This way pieces will write periodically to the HDD rather than all at once if you are downloading too fast for your HDD to keep up. I find it hard to believe that a 2MB/s (Megabytes per second) is 'too fast'.
I've moved onto qbittorrent tho, as others have mentioned I'd recommend you do the same. Think I will change my client. Really not a fan of 3.0
Davo, on 13 September 2011 - 15:54, said:
Do you have it set to pre-allocate files? If so, it's trying to create everything at once and slowing down the actual write operations as it tries to create the "imaginary' space.
I do have that option on. I'll experiment with that.
dknm, on 13 September 2011 - 15:55, said:
It's normal for this to happen when you first start a download, as files are being allocated to the hdd at a speed that saturates its buffer (typically 32-64 MB for 3.5"). You can manually override the disk cache to some value that can keep up with your downstream till a point ( it doesn't help when maxing out a 100 Mbit connection)
Give it 3 minutes max and your speed will come up again.
I'm aware of this and I've had the torrent running for a fair amount of time.
@Vice: I'll check that out shortly.
Currently I'm running a defrag (default W7 defragger). It said it was 1% fragmented and it's currently taking time on Pass 7: Consolidation.
Thanks for all the lovely replies Neowin! I'll check out the suggestions once this defrag is complete.