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By vivre in personal experience, Uncategorized

It has been MONTHS since my last attempt of torrenting.. Ever since Streamyx decided to give hard time to ‘Torrent’ers, I have completely gave up on torrenting, mainly because of the sluggish download speed that I was getting.

Yesterday, the curiosity came…

“Im wondering.. how does torrent perform right now, here.. It is pretty interesting to do some sort of investigation neh.. hehe”

uTorrent was my favourite torrent client, not only because of its small size (read: 270Kb), but it is also not a resource hogger. Once it has been isntalled and running fine, it is time to find the torrent. hehe! EZTV has been known for its good high quality media, and I was using its as my main source of TV series, in the past lar.. šŸ™‚

The ‘torrenting’ process went smooth initially, with initial rate of 5 KB/s… Although it was kinda slow, but knowing the fact that torrent requires little more time to “warm up” (read: connect to seeds and peers), I left it running for two hours, unattended…

As expected, the speed was still sluggish (barely maintain above 25 KB/s)… even after i have done the portforward and enabling encryption..

Torrent, in action

And for comparison sake, this is what I have been getting all this while using direct download (DL) links…

Direct download, in action

Can you guys notice the different in speed??

27KBps vs 177 KBps

It is INSANE, I know.. and, i’m lucky to be able to get excellent speed from DL.. DL enables me to fully utilize my bandwidth to the max, and that`s what I want.. Although, I need to fork out additional money for the premium account, sigh~

Anyway, for those torrent-maniac, don’t just simply be mad and give up, actually there are several ways to work around this… One of my old friends, Tesla did some blogging about that (clue: VPN).. Perhaps, you could run a quick check.. hehe !

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5 Responses

  1. seb baik aku bukan high user. torrent twice a week je! so that is good enuff

  2. Haha, I need my weekly dosage of Bluray Rip movie dude.. it`s freaking 4GB in size.. with torrent it could take weeks, but with RS, it took less less than 12 hours.. šŸ˜€

  3. Zemal29/05/2012 @ 1:04 am

    I know this is very old, but I have to add, that nowadays, given the correct seed to peer ratio, you can download many things with about 5megaBYTE/second not kb or kbit or mbit, but I get full 5mb/s…


  4. Zemal:

    I know this is very old, but I have to add, that nowadays, given the correct seed to peer ratio, you can download many things with about 5megaBYTE/second not kb or kbit or mbit, but I get full 5mb/sā€¦

    Agreed! In fact I just switched back to torrent and really, it maxed out the 5 Mbps connection šŸ™‚



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