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Post hardware that you are using for torrenting.
Here is mine :
- Pi 4
- WD Blue 750GB
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>>1045079
Stats
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Looks like something you could hide in a public place with public wifi!
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>>1045079
very nice, looks very sufficient.
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What OS have you got installed?
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>>1045099
RaspiOS
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>>1045079
>Pi 4
>WD Elements 8TB
>Openmediavault
>qBittorrent + VPN in docker containers
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>>1045087
public wifi would take forever to download anything

>>1045106
whenver I see VPN advertised I wonder what, there's a lot of misinformation online it seems created to seed doubts in people's minds.
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>>1045443
>no case for the Pi
you live dangerously.
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>>1045462
why ?
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>>1045462
I have like 4 pi around the house and only one of them have case
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>>1045140
>public wifi would take forever to download anything
the main advantage of such a small and efficient rig is that you can seed torrents 24/7/365 to collect points on a private tracker or sth similar without having to keep your main machine running.
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>>1045791
That's why i am using it
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>>1045993
I thought so

I should have replied to the same guy you replied to
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Wish I had a pi4 :(
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>>1045079
Anyone using rpi zero for torrenting? I have one laying around and this is a good idea.
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>>1046342
Why dont you try and let us know?
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>>1045079
I also have a Pi that I use to get points for e-hentai via seedbox and Hentai@Home, But I'm just wondering if you put torrents directly on the Pi how do you guys usually consume it? Do you get a FTP software and download it to your device or do you stream it through plex?
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>>1046565
I use my Pi as my NAS, everything is consumed via network share. No such BS as Plex.
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>>1046593
Samba ? NFS ?
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>>1046342
Should be good since pi 4 headless with vpn use 80mb ram, use an usb to ethernet adapter
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>>1046565
If i dont care i stream via sftp but for archive i download with filezilla, for stream music i use python http server
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>>1046654
I'm more worried about the measly cpu. I think it'll top usage with just a few torrents.
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Would something like an Intel Compute Stick V1 be a good hardware choice?
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I just seed off my 2TB MacBook Pro M1 as I use it for everyday use. I'll probably switch over to a mac mini once the next generation of Apple silicon comes out, with it hooked up to an external SSD.
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>>1045079
Can you please guide me to set one up, my laptop is low and I'm trying to make one like this.
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>>1046758
Install a lightweight distro, like debian xfce, or ubuntu lxqt or somethin, you can use this guide for configure transmission-daemon
https://pimylifeup.com/raspberry-pi-transmission/
Or you can use transmission-qt / transmission-gtk
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>>1046669
Yes with an ubuntu distro and transmission + usb hdd
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>>1046758
thanks
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You boys and you fancy pies, and here I am using scuffed hardware from the trash (including the disk).
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R390s w CV591s side band adapters and a GPT10K in the back Woof !
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R390s w CV591s side band adapters and a GPT10K in the back Woof !
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I tried using a pi 3 for a while but the usb 2.0 transfer speed killed me
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I use my old shitbox ThinkPad laptop to seed and it still works fine. Running Linux Ubuntu and plugged in with a lan cable
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Neat setup OP.

I have a server running Proxmox with old crap I found at home and locally. It runs a combination of Samba, Aria2 (with WebUI) and Windscribe CLI with firewall on. It has a 4TB drive attached to the network, is permanently running and I also have a game server running on another instance since it is adequately powerful (E3-1220v2, 16G). Kept my focus on silence.
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>>1047521
What made you decide to use proxmox? Ive been thinking about switching my janky server from bare metal and normal packages to containers and maybe virtualization.
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I'm getting a rpi 4 to use as a seedbox that'll I'll connect to my non smart TV so I can watch kino there instead of my laptop.
Is there a setup guide on how to get everything running? Or is it as simple as installing an app store then downloading qbit?
Also wondering if mpv is available on raspian?
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>>1047620
Yes mpv is available on raspbian

It depends if your pi stays on 24/7, but since you have a screen if you want to keep it simple, install raspbian, mpv and transmission-gtk and you use transmission to download and mpv to watch your movies
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>>1047620
My best guess is just putting a distro with desktop environment, installing some shit like Jellyfin, Plex, Kodi.
As the other anon said, there is mpv for raspbian or any debian based distro.
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This is gonna be somewhat ridiculous. Raspberry Pi 4/4GB, external storage up to 44TB. Just a temporary solution, I'm transferring old content to extra disks and will leave it with only 24TB to download and serve. Transmission+*arr apps+jackett+jellyfin.
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>>1047795
Niiiiice
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>>1045079
This is interesting. How does it work?
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I didn't know anything like this existed. What are the advantages to using this over a regular computer? How would you use a VPN with it?
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>>1047927
>What are the advantages to using this over a regular computer?
Much smaller, much cheaper (but only as long as you already have all the peripheral stuff you need - keyboard, mouse, monitor, power supply and possibly an external HDD for more storage), less noise and heat given off and much lower power consumption.
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>>1047926
I just installed raspbian + transmission-daemon anon
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>>1047927
You can use a vpn with openvpn, i use a vpn
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I have a dell machine I use for torrenting, media server and other stuff. It only has WD Elements 6TB connected and there isn't really space for a HDD internally as it's a small form-factor.
Would another USB3 hard drive work in RAID or is that pointless and am I just better off having it as a full backup/mirror of the main drive?
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For the USA anons, how you bypass not getting fined for torrenting? Im just curious
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>>1047986
Just use a paid VPN, man. I don't mean to shill but you can find one as low as $2 a month if all you need is protection from copyright notice bots trying to get your internet turned off.
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>>1045791
It would be much cheaper to rent a seedbox for a little bit, you'd get more ratio thanks to the higher speeds plus ease of access anywhere you are through FTP.
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>>1047986
Seedbox
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>>1047995
not him but could you recommend a good VPN?
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>>1048191
Windscribe has worked pretty well for me. Custom plans can be as low as $2 but I use the pro plan for $4 a month.
The apps got a good killswitch and split tunneling but port forwarding is pro only, so if you just need something for optimal torrenting, a seedbox would be better as other anons said
Someone else will have to tell you more about those, though, I never used them.
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>>1045079
I know it probably seems like nothing by today's standards, but it's honestly amazing how much information can fit into such a tiny space.
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>>1047986
Don't torrent copyrighted materials.
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>>1045079
what's the adapter you're using for connecting the Pi to a SATA HDD ?
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>>1046996
>R390s w CV591s side band adapters and a GPT10K in the back Woof
what are these gadgets? can you elaborate on your setup?
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>>1047795
>*arr apps+jackett
what are these?
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>>1047995
>>1047986
>>1048348
>>1048131
can't you just use a private tracker? even with just ipt I've never had a problem
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>>1048654
Jackett is like a meta-search system for torrents. Once installed, you configure which sites you want to use to search for content. It supports open,semi-private and private trackers.

With *arr apps I refer to some programs which automate the process of searching and downloading content. Similar to SickBeard/Sickchill and all that crap, but programmed in .Net/Mono. There are quite a bunch of them, Sonarr for series, Radarr for movies, Lidarr for music, Bazarr for sutitles, and more.
The process is like this: Your connect to, let's say, your Sonarr setup via web browser. Use the interface to search for some series you'd like to download and add it to queue, specifying which quality and language do you want. Then it updates info about what episodes are missing (and does it periodically so you get new episodes as they are aired), searchs them on your Jackett and when found sends magnets/torrents to your download client. Once downloaded, Sonarr "imports" the episodes to your local collection, correcting names if necessary and moving them to a designed folder (which probably you have made accesible to a media server, for example).
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>>1048664
Thanks for the explanation, I've been looking for a modern sickbeard alternative.
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>>1048575
A disassembled hdd case




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>>1048658
an extra layer of "security" is always good
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>>1048794
don't most vpns interfere with seeding?
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>>1048795
I don't know
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>>1048658
Private trackers are shit because they require you sucking their mod's dick in order to get in
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>>1048795
They do but not much if you choose a proper vpn, it has to be torrent friendly and have port forwarding requests available
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>>1046940
Looks comfy mgl but clean ur set up. Lots of dust lol
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Some dude got a warning from ISP cuz he was torrenting Ubuntu, lol.
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>>1048892
>They do but not much if you choose a proper vpn, it has to be torrent friendly and have port forwarding requests available
any recommendations?
>>1048891
all you have to do is seed for some small amount of time bro
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>>1048795
just buy a fucking VPS and install openvpn
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>>1045791
but its hogging bandwith when you do online gaming i guess
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What torrent client are you using?
I recently purchased an rPi 4B. I wanted to use rutracker (from Linuxserver) but it seems that it is deprecated and it no longer works.
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>>1048984
all of the cheap vps have limited bandwidth, not really worth doing
>paying to pirate
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>>1048991
transmission-daemon is the best on Linux imo
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>>1048983
I'm using TorGuard and it's fine, the 50% discount code makes it a really good deal
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>>1049054
thanks shill ill check it out, do you have the discount code?
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>>1049037
>limited bandwith
Eh no stop choosing shitty vps
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>>1048991
What no longer works and deprecated ?
I'm using transmission-daemon on a pi 4
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>>1049058
>paying 60 euros/year to pirate
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>>1046342
>>1046407
I also would like to know, post update when you did it anon.
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Only have a laptop that I use for every day stuff, but I run it overnight. Eventually want to switch to a Pi and have a network set up to remotely access the Pi's hard drive.
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>>1048991
Depends on your use case. For a headless client, remotely manageable, choose transmission. For a desktop machine, qbittorrent or deluge. For a pro seedbox, rtorrent.
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>>1049060
Enjoy your jail vacation
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So I just pulled out some old desktop a friend gave me back in 2012 to fix. A Gateway prebuild running XP. Her password hint was 'Okay. You need to enter a ...' so I was able to get in and it seems to run okay.

I've got to run out today to pick up a mouse and another thumbdrive but I'm hoping to just slap Mullvad, deludge, and a 1tb external into it after I do a fresh install.


I'm hoping to give back all the leeching I've done over the years. If everything works I plan to come back here and have you yucks tell me what you want seeded.
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>>1045079
Synology DS416j 3+4+8+8TB NAS disks running in SHD
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>>1045079
Whats that, what do you do with it and how to i make one for myself?
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>>1049572
It says right there anon.
How to make one? Buy a Raspberry Pi 4 add some hdd with whatever capacity you need... start torrenting as you want.
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>>1049572
Why do you want one if you don't know what is that ?

Just install raspios and transmission-daemon
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Can I install Linux Lite on a Pi 4? I already have that on my old 2009 ASUS EeePC netbook and I would fain stick with that instead of having to learn yet another OS.
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>>1049865
Linux is Linux so check Pi communities for what works best. Different distros is nothing like learning another operating system.

Here's your place for all Pi questions. I don't own one and Transmission is fine for my use, but you probably want the lightest practical application.
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>>1045079
Why?
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>>1049865
Probably not. For a Pi4 you need an ARMv7 or ARMv8 operating system. As long as I know, Linux Lite is not available on those architectures. Regarding your worries, there's not much difference between linux distros, apart from package manager. For a seedbox you'd probably stick to a headless system, so basic usage is the same on every linux.
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>>1049865
Also, LinuxLite is Debian, which is the based for that distro and for Ubuntu.
There's one called Twister OS, look simple.
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>>1049865
Take a look at manjaro arm (xfce, sway...) very light
If you want an headless install, just use raspbian without desktop
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>>1047795
I was you once. Then, I stopped being a poor and I got a real coomsumer NAS. Get a Synology or Qnap and share the array to the Pi.
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>>1051424
Or even a custom debian nas, what do you use, samba ? nfs ?
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>>1051424
I don't like closed systems you find on most commercial NAS. And customizable ones are not cheap. So I stick to the Raspi until my main PC gets retired and converted to a full fledged server. It is already prepared for that, with plenty of space on the box to host several disks and SATA/6 connectors enough to give a good capacity.
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I am using my Synology DS415+ with 4x 3TB WD Reds.
I've used Proxmox, Freenas, OpenMediaVault with transmission.
I found my 415+ on craigslist in January for $200. I already had the drives on hand. This thing is really cool.
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what software stack do you guys use?
>use a SBC as (headless) seedbox (ODROID XU4)
>previously running Deluge
>wanted some sort of "seeding queue poll" to rotate seeding torrents
>try rTorrent+Flood
>fucking awful documentation
>turns out DHT doesn't work
>not the only one
>in their github works_on_my_machine.jpg
guess I'm gonna try qbittorrent-nox
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>>1051790
What's the use case for that "seeding queue poll"? I don't even understand why would someone need a seeding queue.
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>>1045079
>not using ethernet cable
>radiated you 1TB of cancerwave
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>>1051918
i had 50+ torrents that I was seeding, but Deluge created a queue for them, so only 10 (from my config) would be seeding or inactive until they were dropped in priority in the queue (user intervention, ratio criteria), the rest would have to wait their chance to be seeded.
desu I don't know if this is a limitation by design of deluge or what
>oh but you can always modify the limit in config
not viable to be "infinite" since apparently it involves network resources
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>>1051970
I use Transmission, it has settings to retire torrents from seeding at a certain ratio or if idle for a specific time, and also a number for maximum active torrents. But seeding ones dont't count to this maximum, so you can have as many as you want on seeding state. My Raspi based seedbox manages several dozens of these without problems.
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>>1051970
Server is a mini PC with a dual core atom with 2gb of ram. 5tb external.
Qbittorrent-nox headless CLI environment with jackett and plugins. I manage it with the web ui and use Nordvpn, I know sucks, but whatever. I seed 24/7
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>>1052465
no dust at all, how?
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>>1052471
recently moved it.
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>>1051979
even transmission-daemon from web ?
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>>1052465
How is the 5TB external doing? I'm asking because it's an SMR
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Seems to be fine. I think my bottleneck of a vpn that keeps me capped at 3.8.mbs download keeps it from having to many issues. I got the same speeds on my VM.

Also. I run qbittorrent, I need a script or something to COPY finished downloads to my Plex server. I just want it to save me the trouble. I don't want it to mirror the folder ether.
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>>1052619
What do you mean? Web interface is just a frontend, you can use CLI, web, GTK or QT interfaces, locally or remote. Some of them are a bit simplified. But daemon is always the same.
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>>1052659
>>1052465
not that anyone cars. but I figured out my issue.
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>>1046705
Also using my macbook pro (2017) to seed with a 500gb external ssd
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>>1052629
>>1052659

after some more testing, ya, it sucks. it keeps having IO errors and drops the connection to 0 for a sec before going back to full speed.
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>>1053189
Ok thanks, I was thinking about buying one but now I know that I have to spend more on a CMR drive
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>>1053272
It is not so bad that I want to stop using it.... yet. But it is for sure annoying. Get a CMR drive. I changed the fstab settings for notime, barrier=0 ect, since it is on a UPS along with my plex server. I have never had a seed box till now, so far I love it even with the draw backs of the shit drive, now I got it auto moving complete torrents to the plex server to be auto scanned. its scary how easy it is to get content now, don't even have to turn on my PC, just get the qBitTorrent webui and find what I want.
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>>1045079
Impressive
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>>1045079
I just seed on my main PC. I need to keep it running 24/7 anyway, so I don't really need to use an efficient SBC.
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>>1054300
Nice
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>>1045079
DS1019+
Using docker.
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>>1045106
are you me
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>>1045640

What's this?
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>>1047795
>>1055662
How loud are those WD Elements while seeding?
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>>1055711
A bit noisy. I don't keep them on my room because of that. Pi4's fan is also somewhat noisy too. But the bigger problem is vibration. You shouldn't place them on a surface that resonates.

Apart from the noise, those disk are good enough and cheap. Not now, because of that semiconductor crysis thing, but I use to get them on Amazon. 10TB ones were about 180 euros per unit before the crysis, but nowadays the real deal is 12TB version.





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