Why is my Seeding so slow? n00b Question
I just uploaded my first torrent (it's seriously hot stuff), and I'm seeding a massive 154GB torrent, but only uploading at a speed of 2Mb/s-3Mb/s, but I have 30Mb/s upload speed on my internet. There's about 10 leechers since this morning, is this normal? No VPN running, total upload from my torrent client is only 700Kib/s above the torrent I'm seeding.
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For many users, uploading files is quite a bit slower than downloading files.
This is usually normal, because most high-speed Internet connections, including cable modems and DSL,
are asymmetric — they are designed to provide much better speed for downloading than uploading.
SPEED relies on your bandwidth ...
In computing, bandwidth is the maximum rate of data transfer across a given path.
Bandwidth may be characterized as network bandwidth, data bandwidth, or digital bandwidth.
Upload speed ranging from above 500 - 750 + / 1 MBPS kbps pretty much high ...
Most seedbox, network service, and other high speed network [offer this bandwidth] ...
ex: .01 kbps - 1kbps upload speed [unacceptable] = very poor connection due to multiple torrents running ...
10kbps - 20kbps / acceptable [slow connection] ...
20kbps - 40kbps / Good [low connection] ...
80kbps - 100kbps [medium or normal] standard ...
250kbps - 500kbps [high speed] fast ... [seedbox/networking speed] ...
1mbps+ and up super speed ... [seedbox/networking speed] ...
Main course and objective [here] is the quality content not quantity of being shared ...
regardless of bandwidth ...
@Bjorn0 When a torrent file is in its early life (very few people have downlodaded it entirely) you'll be uploading at the highest speed your connection allows, that's because you're one of the few people that have the files.
Once a torrent becomes popular and have been downloaded by a lot of people, there are now tons of people seeding. You might be uploading just 3MB/s to someone but they might be downloading at 100MB/s because there are many other people uploading to them.
If you're seeding a torrent that's quite popular and still are uploading at a very high speed, you are likely uploading to multiple people too.
If I can go off on a bit of a red herring here, 154Gb is frankly a ridiculous size.
I don't mean that your efforts won't be appreciated, but that is so big that it makes the download unattractive to many users, especially those with slower connections. It's becoming very common for even the most popular torrents to die within a few days of being uploaded, and people just aren't as willing to take a risk on large collections as they were a while back. I myself have probably wasted hundreds of Gb of download credit on torrents that I was unable to complete.
Speaking for myself and the others who don't have gigabit fibre, splitting a huge collection into smaller groups is far more likely to attract downloaders. To give you some perspective, my 14Mb/s connection allows me to grab at best 4Gb per hour IF I've got a perfect swarm to connect to, don't use the internet for anything else, and the download runs at peak speed. In reality, I can get about 30Gb per day maximum. I'd get faster internet if I could, but the infrastructure just isn't there where I live. Downloading your torrent would likely take over a week.
Keeping to parts under 30Gb might net you more downloaders in the long run. That's just my opinion.
@frostycab It's a popular site rip and the torrent itself is separated into folders by release date, frankly it couldn't get any better than that. If you can afford it ratio, storage and connection-wise, go for it. In fact it's so popular that it made it to the homepage and I have downloaded it and already uploaded more than the torrent's 154GB.size.
It may also be possible that your ISP is detecting P2P traffic and is throttling it. While the ethical views on this practice are rather mixed (depending on where in the world you are), it is, unfortunately, something that many providers do actually do to their customers when they see traffic that they don't like.
The problem with this comes in whereas you can't differentiate the difference between legit P2P traffic and illegal P2P traffic, so even things as mundane as Ubuntu software will also get throttled, despite it being available legally for free.