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Post hardware that you are using for torrenting. Here is my Intel Nuc working 24/7 as a home torrent seedbox.
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>>975972
And statistics after 1 month
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>>975973
>windows
why? especially for something like a seedbox.
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>>975996
Because Windows is just way more convenient for me and I had a bad experience with Linux in the past. It's running all the time since it was built a month ago and 0 issues so far.
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How many torrents? I have a xeon box with about 1200 torrents(lots of active ones too) and I'm really wanting to offload these to a sff type computer. I have an old thinkcentre sff that is seeding about 150 torrents and it is just not up to the task of =>1200.
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>>976015
Currently only about 30 and the processor usage (Pentium Silver J5005, 4 weak physical cores, no ht) is about 20% from running qbittorent alone + about 15% for SHA256 encryption in VPN client so I would say that this cpu will definitely not be enough for 1200 torrents. But it is really energy efficient because power consumption is below 10W and it's completely silent which was a huge selling point for me.
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>>976015
But I guess you could buy an i7 version of Intel Nuc, although it will be much more expensive. The Pentium J5005 one was 150€ where I bought it.
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>>976020
Thanks! Yeah, that one wouldn't work, I've been looking at the i7s and they are pretty close to my older xeon setup. Less power and I have some space in my structured media cabinet for another sff comp, so a NUC would be perfect. Going to wireguard helped a good bit, deff recommended. Guess I'll bite the bullet and spend some dough on the newer i7 because I'm not going to stop seeding, now's my chance to give back! Thanks again!
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>>975972
>1tb SSD

what a waste of expensive hardware, should have bought an hgst 1TB 7200RPM hdd, a 7k1000. Cheap and best bang/longest lasting drive for your buck and use-case scenario.
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>>976120
Good luck anon
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>>976262
I wanted it to be as silent as possible so an HDD was no option for me.
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my 4U server, pulling stuff off my seedbox.
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>>975972
hey I got an intel nuc too! mine's got a celeron J4005 tho. Still does its job fairly well, and sits at 0.5/4gb with both cores around 10/15% of usage while actively downloading and seeding a bunch of torrents through a VPN. Silent and small, perfect for these kind of jobs, highly recommended. Paid 130 yurobucks + 20 for ram
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extreme bydlo tier. 150 eurons worth of retired pcs and harddrives at flea market
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>>976529
all in all 15 tb
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>>976526
Nice anon, glad to hear that other people also use these for torrenting.
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>>976529
That's an interesting custom bier case anon, how are the external drives doing? Because I tried to use one for torrents but after some time it would just throw some error
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>>976529
you scare me
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>>976639
largely no issues though the seagate extarnal hdd likes to fuck up every other week or so but is fine after being unplugged and plugged back in after a hour or so
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>>975973
the fuck? is this mostly public trackers to get 7TB up in a month? i barely get 300GB a month on my box but i use private trackers. i repurposed an old i5-3770 with 4TB of space, running debian with qbt. i have noticed my upload speeds are ((((painfully)))) slow, typically around 100-300kbps but i have a gigabit conneciton. am i doing something wrong?
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>>976262
hdds dont perform well if you have many active torrents. for high random read loads a ssd works much better
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>>976660
Yes it's mostly from public trackers. Maybe you are not port forwarded thus people can't connect to you.
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>>976680
port forwarded. no utp traffic. no connection limits. no speed limits. talking to the admins of my private tracker they believe it's because my custom router isn't moving traffic correctly so i'm poking around but i haven't figured it out yet
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I use 3 computers for torrenting but mainly HP 400 G2 in picture. It is running Qbittorrent on
Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon with i3-4130 and 4 TB inner HD. For some reason i have never enough hard drives.
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I don't think I'd even bother with my shitty Spectrum upstream speed. Plus they'd probably grab a stack of DCMA takedowns and fist me with them...
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>>976961
Errr..DMCA. Bleh.
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>>976530
anyone else smell burnt cpus?
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>>977145
2013 amd a8-660k budget apu still going strong at ~25% capacity seeding ~800 bdmv. uptime is two years with only short breaks. occasionally transcodes h264/VP9 video for plex too
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>>975972
Download to put.io then download from there to my gammin home server. Thought about setting up a NAS but haven't allocated funds to it yet. Waiting for a HDD failure to make me place the backup in a NAS.
Don't download/seed at home. I've never gotten a cease and desist but I know plenty of people that have. Get a proxy or vpn service or even run your own in a cloud container or virtual server.
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Old PC that I converted into a media server / torrent box. Left the hard drive bays in so I wouldn't lose them, but it really only has two drives.
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How do you effectively seed without getting caught?
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>>977306
Just seed OOP/Obscure stuff. No point in seeding something that you can just easily buy. That's how I roll anyway.
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>>976938
That's a lot of drives anon, how many tbs in total?
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>>975973
>windows
>seedbox
you're a dumb kind of stupid.
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>>977418

Pile contains 104 TB of external drives. Glad you asked. Had to calculate it for first time.
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>>975972

Is there any way possible to have something larger than 10 terabytes that isn't expensive as fuck? I don't mean multiple stuff, just one.
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>>977450
If you're in the US, yes. You can find them in Black Friday sales. Just saw a WD 14TB drive for $190 at Best Buy.
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>>977301
What case is that?
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>>977430
That's a lot of external drives anon, I hope you have a backup.
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Of course i have different strategies to manage problem situations. For first, i have organized data in a way that i can find almost anything pretty quickly. I have so much stuff that i could actually shutdown internet for a year without suffering.

Next i have gathered all important data to only 10 big drives. I have backup of those important drives and backups are in a different geographical location. After that i have a number of HDD's that i don't consider that important and they can be sacrified if anything comes up. Some of those drives are over 10 years old and they propably have lasted that long because i don't keep them connected to computer all the time. If i need something i usually copy it to inner hd of computer and disconnect external drives after that.
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One of my 3.5" external Western digital drives stopped working couple of years ago. I knew the drive itself was ok and assumed that only the circuit board was broken.

I opened the case and tried to connect it into pc without original circuit board. Pc couldn't read it because WD uses encryption. Then i realised that i have several WD drives of same type. I took circuit board from working drive and was able to save all data. After that i formatted drive and returned it to store for guarantee.
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>>977900
Do you use any specific software to organize all of your data?
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I use this tiny PC. It was an absolute nightmare to build inside as you can see and keeping the thing cool is basically impossible. So much so that I had to drill a few extra holes and attach a fan to the outside of the case. Believe it or not this was actually also used as a media centre for several years but started to be unable to handle really high quality content so I've now got a dedicated media/gaming PC in the living room that handles most things and this just runs 24/7.

I don't know that POP_OS will be that common of an OS for this sort of thing but I had real issues establishing headless machines otherwise on my network and I could never figure out why but this ran fine from the get go.
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>>978148

No, i do everything manually. I try to dedicate each drive for single data type. When i see what kind of data i have, i then make separate compilation drives for daily use which contain several data types. Those datatypes are just tagged with prefix on folder like MP3_, Porn_, Newsmaterial_ etc etc.
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>>978321

Forgot to say that i also have so called temporary drives that contain data i have not had time to organize in to right locations. For those i sometimes use directory printer on file managers like multicommander, total commander, free commander, directory opus and q-dir portable.
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Not a big seeder, but i need to keep a ratio up on my private tracker so it helps to keep them running 24/7 so I use this atom powered behemoth running lubuntu.
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Bought a used Lenovo ThinkCentre for 40 bong bucks and threw an SSD and a 4tb nas drive in it, installed Ubuntu server, run transmission and manage torrents via the web interface and Android app.
Works well. Not taking a photo of the machine because it's in a cupboard and looks boring so have a screenfetch.
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>>978636
Is that an Intel compute stick? How does that atom cpu handle torrents?
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>>975972
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>>977429
>>976006
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>>978784
Yeah, it wasn't worth a pinch of shit running windows way too underpowered and the wifi on it was shitty and would disconnect all the time but i plugged a usb ethernet adaptor in it and it saves to a usb drive plugged into my router and it handles it fine on linux, it's been running uninterrupted for over 6 months now just fine, i had one time I can recall it froze and i couldnt access it, I didn't bother to track down what caused it, just reset it and off it went again.
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>>977771
Thermaltake Core V71
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I have one of these ol girls running Ubuntu and Transmission. Sits next to the router 24/7 doing it's thing. Works really nicely - Don't really need any more processing power even at 1Gbps down 500 up.

4 x 3.5 bays, 5.25 slot up top with an extra sata header, an e-sata port that supports multiplexing, and 6 USB2 ports.

Got two spare units to swap in if she ever dies, picked them up for a song years ago.
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>>978822
That's a nice setup, super convenient to be able to swap monitor inputs and there it is.
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It looks like trash but its enough for torrenting. has 3TB hdd's and some 2T
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>>979273
It's also running Synergy which is cross platform so it's controlled by the same mouse and keyboard as my main PC, i also have my HTPC from the next room's screen mirrored on the at the same display so i can control and configure all 3 from my desk. I know i could run remote desktop which i have in the past but didn't like that it would log out the user session and i'd have to log back in once i was done, so yeah pretty convenient.
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Raspberry pi 3. Openmediavault and the qbittorrent docker. Originally was attached to a hdd case but i have a shitty cable that must stay in that position other wise it'll disconnect.
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>>977301
For the love of God, please change your CPU cooler's orientation so it blows air out the back of the case instead of moving hot air around
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Any recommended Hard drives for massive storage? been planing to set a seedbox/media pc of my own but i always get paranoic when reading about big HDD fail rate
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>>979475
How well does it perform? I'm sure its fine for a couple of torrents but I'm contemplating making a seedbox and will probably use a raspberry pi on the first time.
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>>980493
I'm personally using WD Elements drives, you can shuck them and use in your nas, pc etc with a slightly modification - (taping over the third pin on the SATA power connector).
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>>980593
>taping over the third pin on the SATA power connector
Explain further
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>>980593
incomplete information.. it may be the third but from which side
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>>980932
It's explained in this video
https://youtu.be/9W3-uOl4ruc
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>>980993
>mfw 4x4TB Seagate no raid
I fucked up, right?
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>>981012
probably no. most of my disks are now seagates and they all are working fine
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>>981048
Is one of your drives at 95C or is it just a bug or something?
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>>981335
probably some firmware bug. its a cheap ssd i got years ago but it still works so i keep using it
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>>975972
Update on that Intel Nuc statistics
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>>982840
nice. im mostly on private sites and have a quite slow connection so its nearly impossible to get any impressive numbers
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>>982975
That's still a great ratio anon
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>>975972
fuck,i want this pc so much
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>>976938

Bought the same HP for a few bucks last week.
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>>975972
I tried to set up Linux to make a media server using an old computer I had lying around and for some reason I just couldn't. Tried to install mint from a flashdrive and it could't find my hard drive, so I'm wondering if the mobo in bunk.
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>>984208
Maybe you have a faulty usb port or there is something wrong with the flashdrive itself. Also you should try different settings in the program you have used to make a bootable usb drive or a different Linux iso.
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>>980575
It's just for personal use. No more than 10 torrents and 500 connections. It's working fine.
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>>984237
I know it's not the USB since I was able to detect it using an old laptop I found, and I tried every single USB port on the old computer with no success. Didn't think to try and fuck around with the settings on the program so maybe I'll try that next.
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>>982840
Thanks based Seeder
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>>976015
I'm back. Got my NUC8i7BEH, 16gb ram, 1tb m.2, up and running. About 5gb of ram used and 40% total CPU utilized with a VPN running wireguard and 1,147 torrents, about 95 of which are actively seeding.
I will add torrents until it starts getting too bogged down and will maybe one day switch to linux and rtorrent, not sure. Any good tutorials on this subject? I want to seed everything I can, now that I have the space.
Once I get Sonarr,Jackett,Radarr moved, I can shut down that fucking space heater. I attached my stats, only been running a few weeks but I'm happy!
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>>977429
Why is it stupid if it does the same thing?
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>>984615
Congrats anon, I wish I had that i7 nuc but it was too expensive for me
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I wanna start seeding and shit but my problem is that I'm using an HP pavilion 14 with the sandy bridge i3. I'm also using it as a main pc. what are some cheap pcs that I can buy to start seeding?
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>>976006
You can try debian, lighter, and better for big uptimes
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>>984693
Search for used office PCs. They're usually i5 with 4gb of ram and not more than 250gb of storage but you can get them for peanuts.
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>>984693
imaybe a pi or a used dell but electricity bill.. a nuc is better
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>>985263
are the electricity bill posters serious? i keep my pc and other technology on all day an the costs of that would not even cover a days food.. having to do a extra thing every day would annoy me tho
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>>985640
which country you in?
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>>984693
>Pi is low power but high maintenance
>Used Laptops usually have very low power consumption
>Most hardcore Seeders have a Seedbox
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>>979475
A trick that often works to stabilize loose cable connections is a blob of RTV. That was often used on prebuilt PCs in the old days.
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>>984208
You can connect your hard disk to another PC to install Linux because Linux installs are highly portable. I've done it many times. There are tutorials on the web.
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>>985640
it must depend on the country?
>>985742
Once I tried with manjaro but I had to regenerate the grub menu I don't know why
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>>982997
Get it for christmas
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>>985640
I can't speak for everyone of course, but my situation is heat. All my equipment,
Router,Gig Switch,NVR, NAS,3U Server, Professional workstation, UPS's, NUC, 2x other workstations, work laptop make my bed room quite toasty. I've heard some places that electricity bills can swing wildly depending on load, I have barely seen a hit to mine even after adding my servers.
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>>986702
wow.. i was thinking of something like a single desktop which does not really consume much if you dont run it at full load all the time. with that kind of setup you probably pay a decent amount even if it is cheap
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What is the best choice between a pi and a nuc ?
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>>976327
lmao how does the noise of a 5000RPM drive annoy you
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>>986978
Ok maybe it's not loud but still very slow
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>>981048
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>>987497
ehhh no
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>>987547
15x8TB ?
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Quick question here, i wanna run two torrent clients.

One for private trackers with DHT, PEX and all that jazz disabled as the private ones demands for those settings.

Another client with all that enabled for the public ones for seeding loonix isos and stuff from rutracker for example.

Would that work fine? It just needed to change the port forwarding (besides the rules as above) for each one and that's it?

The goal it's to use one for Deluge and other for Transmission or any other client through out the time for some testing.
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Why do you want to do port forwarding? Just check the client ports so they don't conflict, and make two different folders for each client
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That's what i mention, different ports to avoid conflict.

So in theory, it would work just fine?
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>>987857
Sure, but why you bother using two different clients I think you are complicating yourself for nothing
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>>987858
Private - Disable DHT/PEX etc, it's the rules of the tracker/trackers

Which means that i cant seed a public torrent well with those disabled, so using another client with that enabled and exclusively to public files, should be ideal.
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LOL I have an old eeePC with a 10'' screen that is still running Windows XP hidden in my office at my workplace, and two internal HDDs with 7k and 15k hours on them in a docking station to seem torrents. Upload is ten times more than at my home and electricity is free.
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>>976530
Mein Neger!
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>>987862
I am on a lot of private trackers (Redacted, World-in-HD, Notwhat.CD, GazelleGames, etc...) and I only use one client I have never had any issues with other public trackers (Nyaa, ygg...etc...) I advise you to use only one client
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>>987547
dont even have that much space in the case so i would have to become one one of those anons who just throw hdds in case without screwing them to their proper holders.. maybe separated with a piece of paper for maximum efficiency but thats all too scary for me. regular desktop cases just arent designed so that you can put in more than 10 hdds
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>>976530
kek
nigga
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>>987862
retard pls.
what kind of shitty torrent client do you use that doesn't implement BEP 27?
https://www.bittorrent.org/beps/bep_0027.html
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>>988671
the tracker rule pages often write about dht in a retarded way so the regular non uploader user thinks that its something that affects them.. what it actually means is that you should set the private flag on any torrent that you upload to the tracker.. with this the client will turn off those features on the private torrents but allow their use on public torrents where the only seed may sometimes be hiding on the dht
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>>975972
OptiPlex 755, maxed , core II duo
I use Vista btw
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>>988737
ON 24/7 ?
How many watt this slut suck ?
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>>988682
So check private at upload is needed on redacted, etc ?
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>>988824
yes and usually the tracker will do it for you if you dont.. so the wrong settings would really only affect you if you dont download the fixed torrent file from the tracker
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>>988823
probably cant even buy a pack of coffee with the costs. i run this thing all day and the costs are so low that i would be paying the power company for nothing if i turned it off
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>>988838
Thanks I didn't know it, anyway we have to re-download the torrent on red

Thank you, because I was hesitating between a pi and an HP T620 to install debian there and use it as a seedbox, otherwise a nuc
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>>989060
i believe that it is avoidable if you set all of the parameters right.. not all clients support this tho. things you have to set are.. the private flag, the source flag and of course the correct announce url. with those the re download should be avoidable
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>>989064
Thank you for your advice, I think it's not explicitly marked on trackers like RED that's why I didn't know it, in any case if there would have been a problem I think the tracker would have blocked the torrent
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>>975972
>Ryzen 7 2700x (nevermind the temps in the Speccy screenshot, they're wrong)

>Gigabyte AX-370 Gaming K3

>Corsair something or other PSU 750w gold (parted it out from a PC I was flipping, that's why I don't remember model number)

>32gb DDR4 3200mhz RAM (20gb dedicated to RAMdisk for Plex cache) Helps with buttery smooth scrolling in 4k HDR rips.

>62TB of storage

>Nvidia Quadro M2000 4GB GPU

>HP H220 SAS 9205-8I 6GBPS PCI-E HBA HOST BUS ADAPTER (for future expansion, still have room for 4 more drives in this case.)

>All housed in a NZXT Phantom 630

Everything minus the storage and RAM was bought used and this build is forever changing. It's obviously overkill for torrenting but it's just right for Plex the way I use it. Can do some light gaming with it too but I haven't had the need as of yet.
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>>989256
Stats for those interested.
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>>989256
wow nice anon
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>>989288
Thanks friend. This build started as a g4560/b250m platform and has undergone a few evolutions. It's had a R3 1200, R7 1700 and now this CPU. I'm happy with it as it is. If I upgrade the GPU in my gaming PC it may get a GPU upgrade but the M2000 does it's job admirably. Just need to snag some 5.25" to 3.5" adapters and fill up the rest of the space in the case with storage. Space is getting thin. Especially on my TV drives.
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>>986933
NUC bc of better software support (it's x86 architecture)
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>>989305
Have you changed the mobo when you switched from R3 to R7 ?
What the nvidia M2000 is for ? Transcode ?
>>989380
Its for a torrent box only with debian headless (raspbian if pi)
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>>989387
Same motherboard through all the Ryzen CPUs. Just updated BIOS along the way. Yeah, Transcode.
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>>989388
Thanks, any guide for transcode with gpu ?
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>>989389
Nah, I let Plex handle all that. Pretty set it and forget it. FWIW I rarely use GPU transcoding because I don't share my Plex and I don't often watch it when I'm away. You need Plexpass to take advantage of GPU transcoding though.
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>>989390
Oh fuck, thanks, so your gpu is not really used on the plex server ?
I use kodi on a pi for movies
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>>989391
It is but it's complicated. If you're serving up movies to multiple TVs simultaneously it's a big help. If you're only watching on one TV it will keep the CPU usage very low.
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>>989256
whats with amd and their temp sensors.. on the bios/uefi screen you can usually see the correct readings bu on the os you will see something totally random
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>>976529
>>976530
>beer case
do eurofags really?
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>>989609
I'm only having that issue with Speccy. Coretemp and CPUZ both give correct readouts. It's a software problem with speccy. Might be patched now but I haven't bothered updating it in a long time.
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>>989677
their life purpose is consuming alcohol. people think that you are weird if you dont drink unhealthy amounts of alcohol as often as possible
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Dell Optiplex 990 MT
Intel Core i5-2500 and 8GB of DDR3 with 5TB of total storage. It's not much but it gets the job done. Looking to upgrade storage when I get my bonus check soon.
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Got myself a home server now for torrents, Plex, and some other nonsense. Dell R420 with 2x Xeon E5-2430, 96GB ECC RAM, 3x 4TB HGST drives in RAIDZ1. Stats are from 2020-12-08 to now.
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>>989724
whats ur client ?
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>>990394
qbt on TrueNAS
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transmission vs rtorrent/rutorrent ?
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>>990449
transmission will most likely be more stable and perform better if you have thousands of torrents. rutorrent has lots of fancy features but it often becomes really laggy with less than 1k torrents and any connection issues will always crash the backend because theres a bug that the maintainer does not want to fix
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>>990473
Thanks, transmission consumes a lot of ram? I have a lot of torrents you tell me that transmission is stable with a lot of torrents, but that rutorrent bug with less torrents how come?

I think 4GB of ram will be enough
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>>990504
not much if you dont configure it a big cache. rtorrents rpc has a bug or maybe better word would be missing feature that makes it crash if the rpc that rutorrent uses gets invalid requests.. such requests are for example any queries about torrents that arent loaded in the client anymore. there is no exception handling so it will just crash
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>>990518
Thanks for taking the time to help me, what's the best solution to configure transmission, use my home with a torrents folder, and run the daemon by modifying user = myuser on the service? Or run the vanilla daemon or maybe a better way?
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>>975972
Another update, almost 3 months of seeding 24/7 and still no issues with Windows
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question: can u torrant over public wifi?
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>>992426
Yes but use a vpn because most public networks block torrents
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It's got 32TB across 4 drives currently with 4x 3.5" and 4x 2.5" bays waiting for drives
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>>976529
looks fucking great!
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where you find a complin of seeds???
like /t/ with more




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>>979475
I'm using a similar setup and it works fine. I can have 10 concurrent connections providing full bandwidth with no issue.
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My internet is too shit to actually seed anything so I got a seedbox from some site.
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>>993402
they seem to be hiding on invite only sites these days
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>>992980
these fancy little things make my setup feel so outdated.. i have 9 disks but only ~10tb more space :D
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>>993438
At least you've got a rack. I'd love one but just don't have the space right now. I have been meaning to get a 4U disk shelf for the microserver and just set it next to it like a tower
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I just got a raspberry pi 4 with 4gb of ram, along with a 1tb hdd with a sata to usb3.0 enclosure. It's also got a case with a fan. I basically just have it sitting behind my printer as it's plugged directly into my router.
It works for everything I need it to. It can't really handle encoding so plex is not an option, but it's fine streaming directly to vlc via samba over the local network, even if it's a huge 20 gb file for a 2 hour movie. Even when seeding a bunch, it gets low enough temps that I don't need the fan running at full speed. It's so quiet, I can only barely hear it when I put my ear close to it.
If I ever needed an upgrade, I would only really want a larger hard drive. Even then, with what I'm doing right now, I still got plenty of space. Maybe one day I'll fall into the rabbit hole and join some private trackers with huge file and large ratio requirements, and at that point I'll be begging for an upgrade. But for now I'm content just seeding shit for public trackers, even if it means most people are just freeloading off me lol.
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>>994506
I hesitate between a Pi 4 and a NUC, the speeds in UL / DL are good?
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>>995385
nuc will perform much better but for light use the pi could be enough.. just remember that theres no way to improve it if you ever grow out of it because everything is soldered to the pcb.. w the nuc you can usually add at least ram and storage and the ports will be real instead of those weird shared things that the pi has
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>>995385
If you have money to spare I would definitely recommend the nuc, because it's just so much better than pi
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>>989380
Architecture's not really relevant for this use case unless you insist on running Windows or using a closed-source client like μTorrent
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No photo. Raspi 4/4gb with 2 10tb disks on raid0 via usb3 ports. Complete jackett/sonarr/radarr/lidarr/jellyfin stack on Raspbian downloading via transmission-daemon. Running just fine and serving content to 2/3 clients without problems. Gonna need bigger disks though. . .
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>>995970
How does this cpu handle so many drives?
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>>995942

x86 can run all kinds of OS's like FreeNAS/PFSense/Ubuntu/Arch/(Any Linux Distro)/Windows without and kind of driver/bootloader issues. ARM is closed sourced trash.
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Bless All Dedicated Seeders

thank you
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>>975972
Why do you guys use this boxes for torrent?
For legal purposes or just convenience?
Sorry for asking I came here looking for a torrent to recover data.
Anyone has any?
Thanks
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>>996128
They're cheap. I use one as my main client, mounted on the back of a large monitor. FreeNAS server on the network is my main server, but I use one of these types of mini PCs as my browser, media display, and seeding client. Not a NUC, but an off brand that uses a low energy i3 and was like $150 open box about four years ago.
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>>996128
Seed fag here. I run one as mentioned earlier as a host for qbittorrent that seeds my torrents over a VPN from a second machine, a 3U server running OMV+Snapraid+UnionFS and the torrent client just pulls from a shared drive.( I had issues with docker+qbittorrent eating up to and over 5 gigs of my RAM, any idea why?)That's it, all it does is seed, but it's running a constant ~40% CPU usage.
My other mini client isn't a NUC, but it has a constant VPN connection, qbittorrent client for downloading from Sonarr, Radarr, random websites and it runs some chat clients like Discord. They are small (I have 2 of these minis in an in-wall structured media cabinet) and use less power than some larger machines. I can remote in from my phone, or lesser powered laptop and know I have a secure VPN connection to do whatever. I've really enjoyed this thread, keep it up!
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>>996028
Are you fucking serious ? This cpu is a killer
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>>975972
Kekeeeee
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>>996688
My phone's cpu is much faster than this ancient core 2 duo so I'm just curious if it's enough to handle this many drives when seeding, it's about 50TB so I was thinking that you would need something more powerful to handle that
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Does anyone have a good written guide for setting up a torrentbox/torrentserver that I can access remotely? I am new to the server world, so any help would be appreciated. I plan on using an Intel NUC8i5BEK with NAS and a light Linux distro like Mint.
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>>997016
>NUC8i5BEK
I meant NUC8i5BEH. Also, is NAS not required when using the NUC as the server? Sorry I'm kind of a noob when it comes to this stuff.
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>>997016
I use teamviewer to access my NUC remotely
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>>984651
It does the same thing (not really, but ok) stupidly and inefficiently. I can almost guarantee the linux setup can run longer without needing a reboot or maintenance if you use a stable distro.
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>>988839
I'm sure you could get even more energy saving if you used ARM hardware instead.
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>>997023
A NAS is good to have for bulk storage. As long as you can load up the NUC with enough storage to suit your needs then you wouldn't really need one though.
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>>997016
use ssh for updates & install / sftp to transfert files
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>>997016 I wrote one some time ago for a spanish agregator. Its in spanish, of course, but I listed necessary commands literally.

Resuming:

- Install linux distro and configure static IP, host name (I used Avahi to avoid touching router dhcp table) and ssh access.
- Install apropiate torrent client. Transmission is my favorite, but there are others. This is supposed to be managed via web browser, so its quite easy.
- Take care of proper external disk/download folder permissions.

This is the base. As >>997090 says, files can be managed remotely vía sftp (most linux file managers can use this protocol). For advanced capabilities you can use Sonarr/Radarr/Lidarr/whatever chained to Jackett to manage automatic downloads of your preferred TV show, films or music bands. A reverse proxy is advisable to avoid having to remember lots of ports. Also you can use Ombi to centralize *arr apps management. Then you can set up a media server (Plex, Emby, I use Jellyfin. . . ) to serve content to your home network or TV. Re-downloading files from the seedbox to your PC is stupid if you think about it.

This way you only need ssh to update system from time to time, the rest of apps and torrent server is managed via web browser. If you're interested, i can drop a link to my guide in spanish. Or simply search Meneame.net for "servidor de descargas automatizado". Just note that guide is mostly for Raspberry like systems.
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>>997577
>If you're interested, i can drop a link to my guide in spanish
It would be good even if it's in spanish
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>>996330
how would a beginner get to something like this? i’m completely new, other than using qbitorrent to download some stuff. i’m not necessarily trying to access data remotely, just be able to leech/seed apart from my main pc.
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>>997577
In debian in which file do you configure the static IP ?
And for avahi, how did you use it ? I don't know if avahi is needed on both client and server, and if service is needed on both or not
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>>998065 www.meneame. net/m/Art%C3%ADculos/pequena-guia-instalacion-servidor-descargas-automatizado
It's mainly for automated downloads vía *arr apps and serving content vía Jellyfin.

>>998118 Depending on how you're managing network connections, you can set up IP on /etc/network/interfaces (old style) or use NetworkManager. Probably you can use systemd for that too (look at Arch's wiki). About Avahi, you need it on both clients and server, but most distros already ship client on default install. Just make sure firewall doesn't filter it (port 5353/UDP). Windows 10 is also compatible with it, it's called mDNS on MS nomenclature.
The server works out-of-the-box once installed, using (machine-hostname).local as domain.

An alternative is to set up a hostname to IP redirection on your router (if your router is capable of doing this). Look for DHCP table or similar name.
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>>998153
I forgot to mention: For anyone following that guide, it's preferable to use master branch of radarr (substitute "nightly" for "master" on url link). When I installed it for the first time, I had to choose between 2.0 version or experimental 3.X branch, and 3.X was much better. But now 3.X is the main version, so you don't have to go "nightly" to get its benefits.
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>>997050
sure i would, but that would add other problems. arm cpus are usually not enough for desktop use and you are stuck with whatever awful proprietary gpu it comes with, and those usually cant even render hd video without hardware accelerators which limit the use of players like mpv
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>>998418 3D acceleration on ARM boards is crappy. If you plan to serve transcoded content like some media servers can do, better choose another solution. For pure seedboxes they are good though. Quiet enough and low powered, they can run for months unnoticed.
There are other problems too. Most ARM boards use 32bit OS. Raspberry Pi OS 64bit support is experimental. Assuming a proper filesystem like ext4, it is limited to 16TB on 32bit systems because of CPU toolset limitations. Use a 64bit system if possible.
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>>998427
might consider if they fuck up prices with that green energy bs but for now i would not really gain anything from moving the disks to a separate low perf system. even with it i would still keep the desktop on like i always have done
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>>975972

Why aren't you just using your main computer?

I do not understand the need for a dedicated torrent system.
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>>975972
huge power waste for a seed box
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Someone is a pi 4 + hdd here ? Or just maybe a nuc is better ?
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looks like the small server which i keep almost forgetting has been useful too.. doesnt have much space so it only contains 50 torrents but some of them are almost 200gb in size and only seeded by me.
>>998913
it can be more convenient in some cases
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>>998999
Pi4 can even be overkill for a dedicated seedbox only. For seedbox + mediaserver can work fine.
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>>998913
Because I can't always be using a vpn on my main computer and it was important for me to seed 24/7
>>998988
Explain how is it a huge power waste, this NUC is rated for 10W tdp and is using less than that when seeding while still being an x86 system
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>>999086
>Because I can't always be using a vpn on my main computer and it was important for me to seed 24/7

Depending on what provider you have your external ip address my not be visible to the public. ATT funnels vast segments of their network through various gateways around the nation.

I live near Houston, but ATT funnels my traffic through a private network where it finally enters the public internet in Oklahoma. Couple of hours from my traffic may exit the ATT network in Georgia, or Shreveport, LA..... etc. ATT does this to tens of thousands of their users, whole segments of their networks are funneled through gateways. If someone thinks they have my public ip address, guess what, you have one of the ATT gateways addresses which have tens of thousands of users going through it.
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>>999068
Thanks, do you know the UL/DL speeds ?
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>>999110 Speed depends on network and external disk. I have a very basic simmetric phiber access and DL/UL is usually around 5 MB/s. Be aware this ARM boards are not well shielded and a USB3 disk can somewhat cause some interference on wifi, lowering speed. So use proper ethernet cable and put it far from router if possible. Choose a good external disk, too. My favourite are WD Elements USB3/10TB
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>>999090
he sounds like a private tracker tranny. that kind of connection is not desirable on those because cgnat does not accept incoming connections properly and that would make you lose precious buffer
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>>999249
i got an WD Blue in this case https://www.amazon.fr/Bo%C3%AEtier-POSUGEAR-Externe-Compatible-Transparente/dp/B077XVTTJC/ref=sr_1_5?__mk_fr_FR=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&dchild=1&keywords=boitier+disque+dur+transparent&qid=1611594814&sr=8-5

this is ok ?
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>>999348 I wouldn't recommend 2,5" disks because of low capacity.I started with a similar one and quickly ran out of space. But this depends on how you're using this server: mine is my home media server too, so I keep large collections (>10TB) of films and series. If you plan to seed only a limited set of archives, a smaller disk can be enough.
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>>999540
It's just for seed and then I make backups on hard drives in the closet, do you think the hdd adapter can do the trick?
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>>999542 As long as the case is a good one and doesn't melt because of intense use, it's enough.
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>>999580
This one, what do you think ?
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>>999586
robotic poster is going to have a hot disk in there
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>>999661
why ?
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Any advises on VPN providers?
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>>999808
https://torrentfreak.com/best-vpn-anonymous-no-logging/
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>>999808
I'm currently using TorGuard and for the price (if you use 50% off code) it's pretty good desu, especially for torrenting because you can easily request port forwarding and they don't throttle
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>>999882
Why do you need port forwading ?
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>>975972
2 lazy for image.
my pc that i built.
Normal desktop with a 1tb nvme ssd (from crucial) which was only 90$
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>>999888
how else would the connections happen... if your port is closed you will have less peers available so seeding is not the only thing that is affected by it
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>>980993
lol this is ghetto af
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Kek
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>>1000183
leechers take care of the file integrity and hardware health checks for me so i dont care
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>>980230

Must be retarded for not noticing that the top is an exhaust itself, althought there is no need for the rear fan
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>>976938
wtf
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>>976938
Why do you buy thin kind of hdd ?
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Just putting together 2 Rpi 4 8GBs with m.2 flash drives to run as servers and manage muh torrents. So far works great, ethernet is fast and usb 3.0 storage fast as well. They run AdGuard too. Getting back into it. 2 new drives as well.
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>>1001440
You can remove SD Card with a pi 4 as i remember and install the OS directly on the SSD
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Where do you store your transmission-daemon torrents ?
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>>975972
hows the MX500 is it better than Samsung?
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>>1001751
Depends on which Samsung, the one with QLC memory definitely yes, the one with MLC no
But the MX500 is a sweet spot for me because it uses TLC memory and does really well even if it's like 95% full
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>>1001751
MX500 is good so get out
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I just got this nas/seedbox set up. Is there a good guide on seedboxes?

>inb4 windows
Nothing else I've tried plays nice with this motherboard and its nvidia chipset.
This machine is just an experiment made of salvaged parts.
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Just a shitty ubuntu VM running in my homelab with a VPN killswitch. I attached a 1TB LUN from a freenas as a download drive, then I manually copy over to the freenas network storage drive. I couldn't get ANY torrent software to write consistently to an NFS/SMB mount. Tried many things like OS, share type, permissions etc. DLs would always fail after a few minutes with "IO Error." I gave up and attached the LUN.
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>>1002312
Debian + transmission-daemon
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OP here, stats after 4 months of seeding 24/7. Still no issues with Windows and the NUC
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>>1003946
it should work if you have dealt with all the issues of default windows.. the real problem with those small systems are the very limited options when you need to upgrade it. there is no space for internal hdds and you only have so many usb ports.. you could of course chain hubs but then you start losing significant amounts of performance and it might start looking ugly too
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>>1003986
I disabled Windows Update.
Very true when it comes to upgradability, so far I have this 1TB MX500 and a 2TB external hdd plugged in and I'm already running out of space
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>>1004133
Why disable W10 updates ?
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>>1004228
Because it reboots the system by itself to install updates and often fucks up some settings
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>>1004383
you can start qbittorrent with the system
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Still arranging the datastore
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I've got a couple of computers that I want to network together to use multiple HDDs across all of them as part of a seed box. Running linux. What do you guys recommend? Any keywords I should search for, or are there any apps that can handle a logical disk across multiple machines?
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Just put all the HDDs in one machine, even for power consumption it's better, or play with VMs
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>>999291
>he sounds like a private tracker tranny. that kind of connection is not desirable on those because cgnat does not accept incoming connections properly and that would make you lose precious buffer

I know it is not desirable, but that is the way ATT set their network up. Sometimes I find sites where my ip is blocked because ATT funnels tens of thousands of connections through just a few ip addesses. I can not do remote desktop to my home network, nothing from the outside world, but it does hide the address of my modem. Leaving my home modem my packets go through four private ATT networks before they enter the public internet. The ATT networks have a 172 and a 10. network.
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>>1004534
isps sometimes offer dedicated ips as a extra service. just dont forget that while the cgnat does protect you from the automated chinese botnets.. it isnt a vpn replacement. copyright holders can still troll you if you go and download some top list crap from the pirate bay
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>>985640
Depends on how expensive electricity is where you live. I pay >20c / kWh.
That's (0.20*24*365/1000) ~9 Euro per watt year.
So when I had the choice between my old computer 55W idle - 100W load or my old laptop 7W idle - 25W load the choice was very easy.
~500 Euro isn't a huge amount of money yearly, but I rather spend it only other things.
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>>975972
I want to get into making my own seedbox, is there an easy and cheap way that I could get into it without losing everything?
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>>978164
I fucking love Pop_OS but the DE for it is kind of a waste. I'd rather run Ubuntu or Debian server.
In fact I am, I just started doing this but I have an old HP Elitebook with a simple WD 2.0 HDD attached to it.
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Complete noob but I converted an old desktop into a torrent machine and sometimes Plex server that I run 24/7. I have Linux running transmission and qbittorent with 20tb of space. Only use Pirate Bay and I seed anything with less than 10 seeders for an indefinite period of time. What I want is a wider selection of amateur porn than PB has but I have zero idea how to set up and use pornolab. Because I seed constantly and have space I figured I’d be a decent addition but I can’t find any walkthrough tutorials how to get it going/get credit for seeding etc. anyplace I can find info?
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Need help and not sure where to post this
My OS drive has crashed, my torrents and torrent software was on it, my torrented files are safe on another drive. Hundred or so files are incomplete and with the torrent gone I have no way of finishing them. Is there some way to recover the torrent based on the file? Other than manually finding them all again. Also is there a software for scanning files to find what is incomplete?
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>>1005379
What is your os/client ?
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>>1005293
do you want an empornium invite ?
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>>1005293
theres not really much to set up. might want to make an account there and you can use a translator if you dont understand the form. after that just use the search box, open result when found and locate floppy disk icon and click it to get torrent
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Pi 4, works well
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>>1005683
Could you explain further what we are seeing in the screenshot?
Like what app you are using.
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>>1005683
That's my torrents from transmission-daemon on my Pi 4
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>>1005701
Well, I was more asking about the app you are using to interact with it, but I guess I it is Transdroid
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>>1005743
Yes it's transdroid because i have rtorrent server, but for transmission only, tremotesf is better
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bumpp
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>>1005256
It depends, if you have cheap electricity it would probably be better to buy some old HP or Dell PCs, if not you will be better buying something more energy efficient i.e Nuc, pi 4
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>>1006813
oem cases are bad for this kind of use. they almost always have very few drive slots and thats not really desirable when you are building a storage server
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>>1007219
Pi 4 + USB HDD
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>>1007301
could work but really depends on what your goals are.. my current system can take 11 internal hdds and 9 is currently installed and in full use so a pi would not be the best option.. i doubt that its cpu could handle the loads of this heavy torrenting which takes 50% even of a desktop cpu
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Do you hear a HDD noise when you reboot/off your pi?
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Any Recommendations and tips for Organizing Sorting folders\Files and dealing with duplicates, Terabytes of data and its really time consuming especially among multiple drives, would be more willing to post more but finding stuff is a real hassle especially for someone who procrastinates.

Greatly Appreciated
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>>976526
I have the same ssd as yours
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Anyone using this?
POSUGEAR USB 3.0 to SATA Enclosure 2.5"

I am looking for a case that does not put the hard drive in standby mode
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>>1008731
Standby mode is software managed. It depends on power settings and firmware config based on an inactivity timer. For example, on Linux you can modify this timer with hdparm/sdparm:

https://linuxconfig.org/change-hard-drive-s-sleep-standby-mode-timer-to-reduce-power-consumption
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>>1008825
This is what I did, the problem is that I had an Ugreen USB / SATA adapter and it put the hard drive in standby mode after 3 minutes, even removing the standby with HDPARM
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>>1008825
some externals have proprietary firmware which force the power saving.. sometimes there is a proprietary configuration program available which can disable it but not always
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>>1008837
My experience is hdparm and sdparm can solve most of these issues. I even had a WD with the infamous IDLE3 timer problem which I could solve with hdparm.

If you can, use the "official" tool. If you cannot, give it a try.

>>1008832
First, you cannot "remove" the timer. Just put a verly long threshold. And remember hdparm settings are not permanent. You have to reapply them on every boot. That's /etc/hdparm.conf for.
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>>1008866
I used hdparm for this but the problem is that the adapter still puts the hard drive in standby mode every 3 minutes
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>>1008866
I check idle3 and i got this :
Idle3 timer set to 80 (0x50)

That's why i have this problem ?
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>>1009035
kek long lifespan, if only constantly turning on and off didn't damage the drive
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>>1009183
That's why I'm looking for another adapter, I hadn't seen that it was putting the hard drive in standby mode
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I used a Intel NUC for a number of years, but now I'm experimenting with a Odroid HC2 with a shucked 14TB drive. Can't handle as many torrents simultaneously, but more than enough for my needs and uses less power. I use Deluge and YaRSS2 for auto downloading anime. I know about Radarr and Sonarr, but this system works well for me.

Gonna setup some youtube-dl scripts for some channels I like.
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>>1009609
Nice choice, i'm using a Pi 4 i didn't know what to take between a nuc and a pi, and i don't regret it
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>>1009609
seems a bit inconvenient.. maybe it could work with some of those fancy cluster filesystems but i would not want every disk on different ips
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>>1009632
That's for small seedboxes, if you need much space yes you need a PC/nas or a rackable server
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My stats after 3 months. Most of my stuff is in Spanish thus the low score. The ones of ratio of 5.00 and 10.00 are pretty popular torrents so I don't seed them to save on bandwidth
I seed in the background of my PC when ever I turn it on
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Corsair Air 540 case with some old AM3 build shoved inside. I still plan making it look more weathered and damaged.

For storage I have 2x 10TB WD NAS, 6TB WD NAS, 4TB WD Blue total is ~30TB of storage. I'm not using the front hot swap bays at the moment. The oldest drive being used is the 4TB WD Blue drive which I will eventually replace with a third 10TB NAS drive.
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>>1009632
Works well enough for me. I don't live in an area with even half decent upload bandwidth, so I'm not much of a seeder anyway. If it's a poorly seeded torrent, I leave it up for a while, but it's mostly for weekly releases from nyaa, so I just remove old weeklies when it start to slow down.
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Pic related
But the seedbox is just a small VM on this machine, alongside various other VM
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>>1009809
What the fuck are you doing
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>>1009809
There's a dark web distributor, of ALL types. if I do say so myself.

I bet you have scully videos, sick fuck.
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>>1009809
someone fell for the cyberpunk meme...
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>>1009883
The "Cyberpunk" meme PCs I've seen look clean with a bunch of RGB crap. I've been wanting to do something weathered looking for a while. Think more Battle Mech damage.

I posted this same build on /g/ and nobody gave a single shit.
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>>1010002
maybe i just mixed up things again :D was thinking of some nuclear meltdown dystopia kind of thing instead of openly proud homosexual
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>>1009883
>>1010002
>>1010554
>Hardware for torrenting
So dont forget the topic or leave /g/
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Please spoonfeed me where do I get started on this? I really am overdo, my personal computer can't handle everything I want
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>>1010774
https://pimylifeup.com/raspberry-pi-transmission/
or
https://tweenpath.net/installing-transmission-torrent-client-debian/
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>>984208
Does the computer allow usb booting? I tried to install mint on my moms ideapad and found out its not bootable from usb so shes stuck windows10 thats slow as fuck.
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>>987874
Based. IT doesnt know about it or say anything?
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>>984208
How do you burn the iso on the USB ? Use etcher if you're a noob
Check the boot order, if you can't boot on USB, use a DVD
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Old T430 with 16Gb ram / SSD for system HDD for data. Linux
Next to torrenting a whole bunch of services are running.
cca 100 torrents, mostly for closed community.
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Pi 4 vs NUC
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>>1011525
NUC is better but also more expensive
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>>976006
based. use whatever works for you. nice stats.
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>>1011711
Have you used Pi 4 (or 3b+)? I have 3b+ and I want to use it as a simple "home server". Can I keep it powered on for months? Will I fry it?
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>>1011766
I'm using 2 Pi4 8GBs right now. (pic in this thread) Each has a 14TB hard drive attached to them, and m.2 SSD for OS drive and swap. One is used for DNS with AdGuard (amazing for browsing on all devices) running qBittorrent on them that I control with the web interface. Both are setup for RDP and running without issue. Going to add more functions to them since 8GB is a LOT of memory for these
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>>1011781
Nice. This gives me hope. I'm thinking of making a NAS and/or seedbox. What's the longer continuous runtime that you can recall?
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my older Pi3 pihole I used only went offline if the power went out. Probably 2 years at least.

They pretty much just sit there once setup.

just restarts for Ubuntu updates. right now they are at 2 weeks since the Texas power outage. If you plan on a LOT of seeds (50+) get x86 (like an older laptop you can close lid and just run low power)
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>>1011811
got it, thanks. take care during the outage.
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>>1011766
>Pi4 8GBs right
I'm using a pi 4 2GB with an HDD powered by USB and works fine
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>>1011811
Stats with 80+ torrents on Pi 4

>>1011781
Can you explain DNS+Adguard for browsing ?
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>>1011824
is your HDD NAS-grade or is it regular? i think my HDD will break if I use it for NAS. on the other hand I've read that all HDD are basically the same. NAS HDDs simply have warranty.
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>>1011836
>my HDD will break if I use it for NAS
It's just a WD Blue and works fine, make backups if you worry





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