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Bittorent Testing 2013 Notes

Below are the initial tests and notes on installation.

The selections for the new review have been made - qBiittorrent, Transmission-QT, uTorrent, BitTorrent, Vuze, Tixati and Halite.  There will also be mention of Free Download Manager and Torch browser which performed very well, but are only suggested if you use them already.

The top pick will be one of the clients that has no extra junk in the install - qBittorrent, Transmission-QT, Tixati and Halite.  Since all 7 performed excellently, I see no reason to make one of the 3 that have toolbars etc. in  the install a top pick.  Some further testing will be done on these four.  Features in the client and support features will also be taken in to consideration.
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Notes on the installation process.  27k v. 1 Jan 30, 2013, 4:06 AM Steve K
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This is run to make sure client will run at full speed (all did). Also run to test for RAM and CPU use while running at full speed (generally the time a client has max use of them)  38k v. 1 Jan 30, 2013, 4:07 AM Steve K
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This is a magnet/torrent that has bad trackers and tests the client's ability to start with only DHT and PEX. Despite name, both the magnet and torrent were used in the tests.  36k v. 1 Jan 30, 2013, 4:09 AM Steve K
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A test of the clients on a magnet link with a small swarm.  51k v. 1 Jan 30, 2013, 4:10 AM Steve K
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This is the first of tests to see how the clients handle larger size torrents. This is a 5GB torrent.  52k v. 1 Jan 30, 2013, 4:11 AM Steve K
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Another test of larger file torrents. This is a 39Gb torrent that was run with all selected and then with part selected. All the remaining clients performed well.  49k v. 1 Jan 30, 2013, 4:13 AM Steve K
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Last test of all the remaining clients. This is a 73GB torrent run with all, and then part, selected. All clients performed well.  50k v. 1 Jan 30, 2013, 4:20 AM Steve K
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This is testing on the top 4 clients. Running the torrent and magnet for the same content. Magnet has one dead tracker. Torrent has 7 trackers, clients varied in how many active. Also, checking features on trackers and peers and file deselection. qBittorrent and Tixati tied on speed and will be the only two tested from here on.  55k v. 1 Jan 31, 2013, 6:51 AM Steve K
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Just testing Tixati and qBittorrent. qBittorrent slight edge in this round.  60k v. 1 Feb 2, 2013, 6:46 AM Steve K
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Only found 1 torrent today that was OK for testing. Also tested magnet for same torrent. Torrent slightly faster on qBittorrent. Magnet slightly faster on Tixati. Also found that Tixati does not support web seeds. I did find some others to test, but for various reasons, they did not pan out. This will be last round of testing. I will now look at overall features, help facitlites  61k v. 1 Feb 2, 2013, 6:50 AM Steve K
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