Torrents

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    mcpancakes

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    Why are they so popular? The couple of times I've used them, they've taken FOREVER. Wouldn't downloading straight from a server be much quicker? I mean I guess if you have a bunch of people seeding, then yeah, it'd be really quick. All I've ever gotten though was just like 2 people at it takes a couple days.
     
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    You basically answered your own question. Torrents are capable of being way faster than single-server downloads because of peer to peer sharing.

    When choosing a torrent, you should always pick the one with the most seeders, to make it worth it.

    Also, a lot of people download illegal things through torrents, and don't have the choice of downloading straight from a server.
     
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    Since when do servers have unlimited bandwidth? And since when do they have an uncapped upload speed?

    Think about it. 100 people downloading a single file from a single server. Not a chance you'll be getting your full internet speed like you would be if you were on a torrent with at least one fast peer.
     
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    Torrents...the easiest and fastest way to get full albums before they're released.
     
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    Tomi

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    Well, there's also FTP and Usenet. ;)
     
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    Yeah, we definitely don't need to discuss stuff like that here...
     
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