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gexiaofei 07-30-2003 08:06 AM

Is bittorrent harmful to harddisk
 
I am now using bittorrent to download. But a fews days ago ,a friend told me that bittorrent is harmful to my harddisk.

Is that true? Any solution,please?

I dont want to say goodbye to my dear bittorrent anyway.

crashmeister 07-30-2003 08:20 AM

Don't see how - except you download yourself a virus.
I don't know exactly how it works with bittorrent but normally those apps divide the archive in parts (appr 9 Mb each for edonkey) and those get written to the disc.Now depending on the app the file might get badly fragmented wich can slow you down a lot when you try to burn it or move it to another partition - had that problem with ext2/3.With JFS or reiserfs it doesn't slow down a lot because of this.
Of course you get a lot of read/write access but the best way to minimise this is to shut down your box.

gexiaofei 07-30-2003 09:03 AM

Thanks.
Another question: when I use BT to download, It comes these below:

[root@zhengfa2 d]# btdownloadcurses.py --url http://torrents.nexornet.com/torrents/[dvd-xvid] The Goonies-avi.torrent
These errors occurred during execution:
error: Too many args - 0 max.
run with no args for parameter explanations
[root@zhengfa2 d]#

I am not quite understand it. What does it mean?

neenee 07-30-2003 10:45 AM

try downloading the .torrent file to harddisk and
then running btdownloadcurses with it; in this
case the space might have thrown it off.

gexiaofei 07-30-2003 10:53 AM

If I have download a .torrent file to my harddisk, then what to do to make my torrent work?

I have never try this.

Thank you!

xiaofei

jr87 09-06-2003 03:53 PM

a torrent is just a little file that tells bt where the tracker is. takes about 10 secs to download than you fire up btdownloadcurses.py and you are in business


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