Using Transmission downloads start fast but slow to a stop.

Asked by Tim Schuller on 2011-07-08

When downloading a torrent on Transmission, I get speeds around 500 or 600 KiB/s for about 5 minutes (sometimes up to 1.2MiB/s) but then even though I am still connected to the same number of peers, my downloads drop to idle (zero). Any ideas why this happens?

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Charles Kerr (charlesk) said : #1

Is the disk in use when the speed drops to zero? It's possible that Transmission is writing its memory cache of downloaded data to the disk.

Chris (fabricator4) said : #2

It's possible that non of the peers has the complete file to seed. for example, if everyone has only 60% of the whole file, then that is all that anyone can download until someone seeds the complete file. Try a different download and see if the same thing happens.


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