Using Azureus Torrent
Recently (about an hour ago . . . a bit more than "recent," huh?) I switched over to Azureus as my torrent downloader thing. (I don't know what it's all called, at least not when I'm as tired as I am.) I tried to start downloading Zeta Gundam at a massive 16+GB, and my old torrent thing wasn't doing well. I was lucky to get 2 kb per second. Azureus is a lot faster, and I'm glad I made the switch. I just don't know much of anything about Azureus. Here's where this topic comes into play . . .
I'm always downloaded and deleting stuff off my computer, getting anime and then making room for more anime. Until today, I had about 10 GB free, and I was trying to get to the 16 GB needed to get Zeta Gundam. Well, I came across this folder of weird crap that a virus had apparently stuck on my computer. I got rid of it and jumped over to almost 30 GB. I checked the space on the hard drive a couple of different times to make sure that the space was really there.
I started the torrent (after getting Azureus), and things were going smoothly. I was still paranoid, so I checked the disk space again. This time it said I had about 11 GB. I freaked! I ran a piechart thing I have that shows what takes up how much space and where. I saw an Azureus downloads folder that took up 16 GB, and in it was a folder for Zeta Gundam.
I did some math, and if I take the almost 30 GB I had and subtract the 16 GB for Zeta, then I end up with about the amount of free space I have now.
To say it simply, when you download something with Azureus, does it take up the space for the thing before it's even downloaded?
Sorry this is so long-winded. I've had a tiring day, and I'm barely making sense.
I see....you got nothing to worry about, thats just Azureus allocating space for your file (it should be at least)
Thanks. That's what I thought it was doing, but I wasn't sure.
Originally Posted by Archiel
No problems, I think theres a site,
They can give alot of help for people who have trouble with torrents and such
Don't have an answer, except that I have never had any such problems with U-torrent
tools -> options -> files -> allocate and zero new files....
but there might be a time, when you need to make space to complete the file
If you're uncomfortable with that setting I believe you can change it so that it does not allocate space for a download before hand.
Thanks for replying everybody. I've already downloaded a few gigabytes of the series, and my computer space hasn't gone done any, so I'm certain the space has just been allocated. It's actually a bit of a good thing for me; now I don't have to keep worrying about not having enough space for things while using the torrent.
so is it better then utorrent then?
I use transmission for downloading torrents - it's reliable and works for both macs and pcs, and doesn't bug up your machine with any unnecessary junk.