1 out of 10 from me.
0 out of 10 from Ichigo81
One sentence summary: AVOID as this is a leechbox as torrents die immediately on completion, it is of NO USE IN SEEEDING TORRENTS.
I had hoped to do this review within 24 hours of when I ordered from them as this is their normal setup time but its been a week and I am still not up and running. This is not a good first impression but, as they claim to be moving providers and having problems, I will give them another week before getting a refund!
This is a TorrentFlux package. For those who dont know about TorrentFlux it is an easy to use and pre-setup torrent client. It takes about a minute to learn how to use it. Pay the money and you are normally up and running in well under a day. You should be able to get a few TB from these packages. edit: but not this one!
They offer five packages, all lasting for a month:
Regular: 5gb of disk space, 5 active torrents, costs £4.
Average: 10gb, 12 active, £8.
Ultimate: 30gb, 25 active, £13.
Reseller: 80gb, unlimited, £20.
SuperSeed: 120gb, 1 download and 12 uploads, £25.
The small print says 'This Plan Is Intended For Uploads Only': bit suspicious of this.
In the link I gave at the top of the post are five boxes that lead to the packages offered.
All packages claim to offer unlimited bandwidth but nothing is said about the speeds you can expect. The disk space offered on the ultimate package and up is higher than their competitors.
I cant comment on the speeds yet as I am still not up and running. If/when I get set up I will post some stats.
If anyone else has used them with their old provider, what speeds did you get?
At the moment I cannot recommend them.
small edit: read sgtmajor's comment in hatdeno's thread about payment methods and you can pay with paypal.
I have been setup and now I really must advise people to steer clear. This is not a seedbox but a leechbox! What is worse is that you would be better off using the free imageshack one.
I started with the sites that would give a good indication of speed: S*T and SCC for download, cheggit and empornium for upload. Cheggit and empornium did not work at all. For S*T I picked the cameron diaz pack and it started well at 850kB moving to 1615kB, then it died at 2% complete. SCC did not work at all.
One other serious problem that is not immediately noticeable is the browse box (you can see it in the first picture). With this box you can get torrents off public trackers. This is a security risk that I dont like, but could be what this box is intended for: leech from public trackers and then ftp it home.
This second picture is of their default torrentflux start torrent page.
Some things jump out at you if you have used torrent flux before. Notice the default settings? Yes that's right the default upload speed is 10kB and the torrent stops seeding the moment it is finished.
These are serious flaws, and if you were using this box you would have to manually change them each time.
Aside from the inconvenience any time I changed the settings the torrent did not start even if it started on the default settings.
I am not 100% sure that the max uploads=max upload connections, but if it does then it is yet another bad setting for a seedbox.
edit: they also seem to have hardcoded the seed to 150%, so even if you change the option to seed to 5000% or infinite it is not doing it.
The final words I have to say on torrent-core is that I selected the ultimate package and was ultimately very dissapointed. Torrents not working at all, constant disconnections, poor speeds, badly setup for seeding all mean that this company gets 1/10 from me. Avoid.
12 hour review.
Box has been down for the last six hours. It came up a little while ago. Speeds and connectivity have improved. Cheggit and empornium now work. Even better speeds have become a little faster and more consistent: 4000kB download, about 200kB upload. Could my problems be the initial teething troubles of moving to new servers? The box has reset a few times which is annoying as you have to run through the data checking process which takes about half an hour. Still think its crap.