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Old 07-30-2003, 09:06 AM   #1
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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.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 09:20 AM   #2
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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.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 10:03 AM   #3
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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?
 
Old 07-30-2003, 11:45 AM   #4
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try downloading the .torrent file to harddisk and
then running btdownloadcurses with it; in this
case the space might have thrown it off.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 11:53 AM   #5
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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
 
Old 09-06-2003, 04:53 PM   #6
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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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