Jenda Posted June 17, 2011 Report Share Posted June 17, 2011 Hi. I searched this forum and found a number of threads dealing with disk overload 100%, but none of them seems to offer a real solution. My situation is thus:- the torrent I'm trying to download contains one .rar file of over 9 Gigs. I know it's a good torrent for sure, as other people have downloaded it successfully (hundreds, in fact) with no issue. However, I also know it killed both Azureus and Transmission (neither even started downloading properly). Utorrent did start downloading, and downloads at full speed only as long as it has a cache to write to (in fact, I foolishly increased the cache to 1.5 Gigs at one point and it just filled it up).- Utorrent seems unable to write to disk (internal laptop HDD) at a speed higher than cca 9.5 kB/s. My bandwith should allow up to 2.5 MB/s. As a result, I get disk overload 100% and downloading slowed to a crawl.- I am currently running utorrent in linux (server+webgui), but the problem was exactly identical when I tried in Windows. The only difference in linux is that AFAIK, I don't get to see the "Disk Overload" message in the status bar, even though I know it's there :-D- My hardware isn't older than a year and is definitely capable of faster writes, although I'm not sure I ever tried such a large file (I definitely successfully downloaded a number of DVD isos, though, many over 5 Gigs)- I tried manipulating the cache settings, but can't find any combination that works, except increasing the cache manually (override), and that only solves the problem for a short while.Does anyone know what could fix the problem, or what the problem even is? Thanks for any tips. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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