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by Guest on 2014/10/12 09:07:39 PM    
i occasionally get torrents that either have many files or have very large files.

it takes hours to allocate such torrents.

which method of the 3 options would be best for these scenarios?

Full Pre-write, Fast Allocate, Sparse.

someone posted something similiar before and mentioned to allocate the files as the data is downloaded. That sounds ideal for these large torrents. Which settings does that? I would check each one but it does take hours to complete.
by Guest on 2014/10/19 07:47:18 PM    
Still very slow even on sparse allocations.

It actually says Waiting to allocate... and then it is counting files, about 3-5 at a time.
by Sailor24 on 2014/10/22 03:04:35 AM    
If you run Tixati all of the time check your disk for fragmentation. For some reason defrag will not complete if tixati is hard at work.
by whyttedragun on 2014/10/25 01:05:13 PM    
I was also having this issue.  I had a 240Gb torrent that I started when I had first reinstalled Tixati, so the aloocation settings were at the default Fast setting.  I switched to sparse, but I didn't realize that it would finish allocating the current file before switching allocation methods, so I thought the sparse setting was not working, and switched back to fast because it seemed "faster".
Lesson learned:  have a bit of patience when changing the settings.  The Sparse setting will kick in.
by crashnburn on 2020/05/19 05:27:56 AM    
Saw both these articles, but found a weird behavoir for one torrent inspite of adding & removing it and adding again (clearing out files) several times on the external HDD. Frankly I am a little baffled.

No matter what I do this torrent 0% which originally seems to have allocated sparse on internal drive, no matter what I try to do or even if replace with existing internal drive folder and files, allocates full on ext HDD (portable) while such is not happening with other torrents.




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