willieaames
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Torrenting Box?

Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:26 am

Im looking for a cheap low power torrent box. Should I consider a Raspberry pi or something else? I want to retire a old quad core 2 duo machine that I leave on all the time just for downloading. Im looking for a cheap low power alternative.

binaryhermit
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Re: Torrenting Box?

Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:31 pm

Considering that there's one USB 2.0 bus that provides bandwidth for both the ethernet port and all the usb ports (though the pi3's wifi is via SDIO), there might be better options, depending on how much throughput you plan to get. The problem is most of these "better options" have nowhere near the same community as the RPi.

fruitoftheloom
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Re: Torrenting Box?

Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:41 pm

Rather than negativity think outside the box !
RPi 4B 4GB (SSD Boot) RaspiOS64 ARM64
Asus ChromeBox 3 Celeron is my other computer...

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