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Windows 7: Torrent 24/7

16 Sep 2010   #1
saf79

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Torrent 24/7

Using Torrents 24/7 will damage our hard disk?


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16 Sep 2010   #2
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

No it will not.
But it my get you in trouble with your isp, because torrents running will show a steady bandwidth usage which is often related to piracy and torrents.
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16 Sep 2010   #3
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

No, but torrenting can create 2 kinds of problems for you.

1) Many torrents and the files downloaded through them contain malware which may infect your system and do all kinds of damage. They may make the system unusable, steal critical and financial information stored on your computer or accessed by your computer or even turn your computer into a zombie.

2) A lot of content (NOT ALL though) downloaded via torrents is illegal and infringes copyright. If you download such stuff, knowingly or unknowingly, you can get into trouble with law enforcement authorities.

As long as you use torrents to download freeware or as a distribution channel for stuff that you own the copyright for, you should be fine.
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16 Sep 2010   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

A word of advice ...


The wrong type of discussion of this kind will get you removed from these forums.
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16 Sep 2010   #5
madtownidiot

 

There is nothing illegal or wrong with using torrent clients, so long as you're not downloading or "sharing" copyrighted material. I use utorrent 24/7 to seed linux distros and other free and open source software, as it's a good alternative to direct downloads for people who have limited internet speed or want to download large files. If you're paying for a certain bandwidth, you have the right to use as much of it as you want. I would recommend saving and seeding torrents on a separate HDD from your OS, or at the very least, on a separate partition. And to answer your question constant use of utorrent or whatever other torrent client you use will shorten the life of your HDD significantly, in proportion to you internet connection speed
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16 Sep 2010   #6
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
There is nothing illegal or wrong with using torrent clients, so long as you're not downloading or "sharing" copyrighted material. I use utorrent 24/7 to seed linux distros and other free and open source software, as it's a good alternative to direct downloads for people who have limited internet speed or want to download large files. If you're paying for a certain bandwidth, you have the right to use as much of it as you want. I would recommend saving and seeding torrents on a separate HDD from your OS, or at the very least, on a separate partition. And to answer your question constant use of utorrent or whatever other torrent client you use will shorten the life of your HDD significantly, in proportion to you internet connection speed
WHY?

I don't use torrent stuff anymore. I think Skunkmash gave me a bunch of sites that have all the software updates I need. ( ccleaner,realtek,file hippo, etc )
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16 Sep 2010   #7
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Because of the constant read cycles your drive does while seeding...
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17 Oct 2010   #8
Britjoe

Window pro 8 64bit
 
 

I use torrents, I find that for some reason i am unable to multitask when downloading torrents, it causes my system to either lock up, or reboot. if I try to do anything,
Ive tried different Clients some are marginally better than others for this problem.

Dual Core AMD
4 gig ram
80 gig SATA SSD for my operating system WIN 7 64bit
2 x 1 TB HD for my Media

any advice?
Idea's.
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17 Oct 2010   #9
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Hard Drive crashes maybe??
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18 Oct 2010   #10
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

some of the better clients use 'intelligent' disk caching, so read/writes aren't quite so frequent.

it's probably no worse than average browsing, but inevitably, running any machine 24/7 will shorten its lifespan, unless it was designed for it in the first place.
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