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    GINZY's Avatar Poster BT Rep: +23BT Rep +23BT Rep +23BT Rep +23BT Rep +23
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    - U use laptop or desktop for torrenting ?
    - Ur PC can have a rest after finish torrenting or it have to work until it die ?
    Ur PC is on 24/7 or u turn if off sometimes?
    -Save the electronic bill : laptop or desktop (especially when torrenting )

    just got a laptop , now i want it with my Desktop PC to download torrent .
    is it good for my new laptop to grab torrent 24/7 ?
    IF not , i will only use IDM to download files from the server cause i mainly use seedbox to get torrent

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    I leave my desktop seeding 24/7, power isnt too bad since its only one box right now and 600watts

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    Using a laptop for 24/7 seeding is not recommended. You will kill the battery in .. 5-6 months. Laptops are made for casual use, or let's say 3-4 hours a day maximum. There is always the risk of overheating because of the high-usage of the HDD and it could crash in a couple of days. Usually the laptops have a 5.400 rpm HDD and that means you can't get high speeds, but if you do .. your laptop will not be usable during the download/upload.

    I use a Desktop pc for seeding. Used to seed 24/7 but now I have a high bandwith so I can save a little on the power bill. seeding about 14-16 hours a day now.

    I don't get the resting part. If you download, you have to seed. So .. no rest for your PC. You can close the PC when all tasks are at 1.0 ratio ( 0,6 ; 0.7 or what the tracker minimum ratio is ) or you seeded enough, nobody is gonna ask you to overseed or seed more than .. 72 hours let's say ( ex: FTN )

    Get a Desktop for torrenting, laptops are made for mobility not high-usage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GINZY View Post
    - U use laptop or desktop for torrenting ?
    - Ur PC can have a rest after finish torrenting or it have to work until it die ?
    Ur PC is on 24/7 or u turn if off sometimes?
    -Save the electronic bill : laptop or desktop (especially when torrenting )

    just got a laptop , now i want it with my Desktop PC to download torrent .
    is it good for my new laptop to grab torrent 24/7 ?
    IF not , i will only use IDM to download files from the server cause i mainly use seedbox to get torrent
    my laptop is open for more than 30 days 24/7.. in 30 days i think i closed 3 hours maximum


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    i have a laptop and desktop. laptop is running 24/7 on torrents. its been running over a year, gets turned off maybe once every 6 weeks, and its fine. the battery is as good as when it was new. no problems whatsoever.
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    Erm ... you guys are lucky. The battery on my laptop crashed after 1.5 years of 2 hours/day use My bad.

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    I run my computer about 16 hours a day, sometimes more, I was supposed to use it for music originally. But then someone pointed out I had no talent, and so I started using it for torrent-ing. Works pretty well, actually.

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    My desktop torrents sometimes, it barely works (i've had it since 2001) but its on 24/7. It only goes off when the power goes out.

    My laptop.. is ghetto. I have a cheap gateway, torrent almost everything on here, leave it on 24/7 but its been started to show problems. Its about a year and 3 months old, but the battery lasts.. not very long, and the fan is broken. I have to leave it on to get 1.0 ratio as I only have 60kb/s upload.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GINZY View Post
    - U use laptop or desktop for torrenting ?
    Neither. I use a former PC of mine as a server with a multitude of tasks to perform. As this server works as an internet router, file server, local testing webserver it made sense to move torrent-downloads there as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by GINZY View Post
    - Ur PC can have a rest after finish torrenting or it have to work until it die ?
    Ur PC is on 24/7 or u turn if off sometimes?
    -Save the electronic bill : laptop or desktop (especially when torrenting )
    My PC is usually running when I'm at home, my laptop only in order to synchronize data.

    Quote Originally Posted by GINZY View Post
    just got a laptop , now i want it with my Desktop PC to download torrent .
    is it good for my new laptop to grab torrent 24/7 ?
    Depends what you mean with "good". Your laptop will consume less power than the desktop alternative which is a good thing, on the other hand I wouldn't want to use my laptop 24/7 because most models aren't built with this usage in mind. Much is depending on your usage because would you want to take a break from seeding and/or downloading just because you have to leave home with your mobile computer? There are distinct advantages to a 24/7 running (server-like) PC in your home.

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    my laptop is open for more than 30 days 24/7.. I can't close my laptop :d ...i can sleep But My laptop can't sleep No restart no stand by My laptop Open 24 hours
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