How long does it take to seed?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

How long does it take to seed?

Post by zishy on Fri 23 Aug 2013, 22:27

Hi all, I'm not sure where to put this question about seeding Question 

I get the jist of seeding and I don't want to just be a leacher. I downloaded a game yesterday and left it to seed for most of the evening and then overnight, when I woke up in the morning it still wasn't done seeding--this was like 8hrs plus. In the end I had to stop because my laptop was overheating pretty badly. So how long does it usually take to do this? Does it depend on my internet speed or the other person's?

Thanks Smile


Moderator edit: Topic moved to "Off-topic".

- Carlos

zishy
Beginner
Beginner

Posts : 5
Points : 1463
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2013-08-22

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: How long does it take to seed?

Post by Joker on Fri 23 Aug 2013, 23:40


You can seed forever. 


Seeding is like being a server to others so they can download what you have downloaded by uploading the data you downloaded from other that were seeding for you, for them.

It's your choice to decide when to stop seeding. But if you seed more than you download, it will be good 'cause trackers will see you as seeder which will make your download for torrents faster.


I think you should seed at least for a week then stop. It depends on your internet connection & and if it's limited or slow or etc. So if it was a very slow connection set upload limit to 20 KB/s, if it was normal or fast then don't set upload limit. But don't take ''week'' seriously, you can seed as much as you want & as much as you like the torrent or dislike it but the ''week'' is a good average.

Joker
Posting Lord
Posting Lord

Windows version :
  • Windows 7
  • Windows XP

System architecture :
  • 32 bits (x86)
  • 64 bits (x64)

Favourite games : Generals Zero Hour; Counter Strike Source; Call of Duty; Total War; Warcraft III; Civilization IV; World In Conflict; Age of Empires II; Company of Heroes; Jedi Knight; Sins of a Solar Empire; StarCraft II; The Sims 3; FIFA 13.
Male Posts : 179
Points : 1730
Reputation : 9
Join date : 2013-06-30
Age : 21
Location : Internet

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: How long does it take to seed?

Post by Aɾყα on Sat 24 Aug 2013, 16:23

Hello,


It depends on your connection speed and the file size. You can seed as long as you like, but if you want to be fair, seed until a ratio of 1.000, which means that you've given back what you've downloaded. You don't have to leave your computer on during this. You'll start seeding again when you start your torrentclient.


I have a slow connection myself and I do tend to download large files from time to time and it can take a while to reach the ratio I aim for, but I don't usually leave the computer on overnight.

_________________




"Under sun and sky, we greet you warmly"

avatar
Aɾყα
Forum Administratrix
First Lady of the Forum
Forum Administratrix First Lady of the Forum

Windows version :
  • Windows 8
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 10

System architecture :
  • 32 bits (x86)
  • 64 bits (x64)

Female Posts : 15105
Points : 20009
Reputation : 1430
Join date : 2011-05-31

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: How long does it take to seed?

Post by zishy on Sun 25 Aug 2013, 11:56

Alright, cheers guys! Where on uTorrent does it tell me my ratio? I think it's this but...




Am I looking at the right thing?

Thanks Smile

zishy
Beginner
Beginner

Posts : 5
Points : 1463
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2013-08-22

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: How long does it take to seed?

Post by J.T. on Sun 25 Aug 2013, 12:01

@zishy wrote:Alright, cheers guys! Where on uTorrent does it tell me my ratio? I think it's this but...




Am I looking at the right thing?

Thanks Smile
Hello,


Yes you are right.

_________________

"Part of growing up is doing what's best for the people you care about, even if sometimes, that means hurting someone else."

avatar
J.T.
=D Child of Admin =D
=D Child of Admin =D

Windows version :
  • Windows 7

System architecture :
  • 32 bits (x86)

Male Posts : 3442
Points : 5809
Reputation : 306
Join date : 2013-01-29
Age : 21
Location : Panem

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: How long does it take to seed?

Post by Aɾყα on Sun 25 Aug 2013, 12:09

Hello,

That's not your ratio. It's possible that you're not displaying the ratio on your Utorrent screen. Hold on while I prepare a screenshot.



EDIT: Here's the screenshot, please bear with me, because I only have paint on this laptop so it's not as helpful as I'd like it to be. Also, my utorrent is in Dutch. Right-click where it says "click" and the list that's showing in the picture shows up. Find the word "ratio" and click to check it. Now it'll display your ratio.




Last edited by Lady ElDi on Sun 25 Aug 2013, 12:15; edited 1 time in total

_________________




"Under sun and sky, we greet you warmly"

avatar
Aɾყα
Forum Administratrix
First Lady of the Forum
Forum Administratrix First Lady of the Forum

Windows version :
  • Windows 8
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 10

System architecture :
  • 32 bits (x86)
  • 64 bits (x64)

Female Posts : 15105
Points : 20009
Reputation : 1430
Join date : 2011-05-31

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: How long does it take to seed?

Post by J.T. on Sun 25 Aug 2013, 12:12

Lady ElDi wrote:Hello,

That's not your ratio. It's possible that you're not displaying the ratio on your Utorrent screen. Hold on while I prepare a screenshot.
Hello,


My Bad Facepalm ... I thought we are talking about the same thing. Do you mean the number after the bar of "Availablity"?


//EDIT


Alright thank you Lady Eldi.

_________________

"Part of growing up is doing what's best for the people you care about, even if sometimes, that means hurting someone else."

avatar
J.T.
=D Child of Admin =D
=D Child of Admin =D

Windows version :
  • Windows 7

System architecture :
  • 32 bits (x86)

Male Posts : 3442
Points : 5809
Reputation : 306
Join date : 2013-01-29
Age : 21
Location : Panem

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: How long does it take to seed?

Post by Aɾყα on Sun 25 Aug 2013, 12:23

cat2006house wrote:
Lady ElDi wrote:Hello,

That's not your ratio. It's possible that you're not displaying the ratio on your Utorrent screen. Hold on while I prepare a screenshot.
Hello,


My Bad Facepalm ... I thought we are talking about the same thing. Do you mean the number after the bar of "Availablity"?


//EDIT


Alright thank you Lady Eldi.
No problem! We can all learn from each other Very Happy

_________________




"Under sun and sky, we greet you warmly"

avatar
Aɾყα
Forum Administratrix
First Lady of the Forum
Forum Administratrix First Lady of the Forum

Windows version :
  • Windows 8
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 10

System architecture :
  • 32 bits (x86)
  • 64 bits (x64)

Female Posts : 15105
Points : 20009
Reputation : 1430
Join date : 2011-05-31

View user profile

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum