Transmission vs. SSDs

Feature requests not specific to either the Mac OS X or GTK+ versions of Transmission
someone
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Transmission vs. SSDs

Postby someone » Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:50 am

As I understand it Transmission preallocates space however now that flash drives/SSDs have become popular this is a hindrance not a help as it was on HDs, it just occupies space and shortens the drive life.

For desktop platforms, would it be possible to a) expose the preallocation preference in the settings UI and/or b) come up with a suitable default on first run by detecting the type of drive?

x190
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Re: Transmission vs. SSDs

Postby x190 » Fri Apr 24, 2015 4:00 pm

• preallocation: Number (0 = Off, 1 = Fast, 2 = Full (slower but reduces disk fragmentation), default = 1)

https://trac.transmissionbt.com/wiki/Ed ... dLocations

Afaik, OS X demands full preallocation.
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Re: Transmission vs. SSDs

Postby someone » Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:53 am

So this means that no matter what I set the preference to on Transmission OS X, it will get preallocated?

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Re: Transmission vs. SSDs

Postby x190 » Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:06 pm

someone wrote:So this means that no matter what I set the preference to on Transmission OS X, it will get preallocated?

Yes.
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Re: Transmission vs. SSDs

Postby apistoletov » Sun Dec 27, 2015 9:39 am

x190 wrote:Afaik, OS X demands full preallocation.


Why?

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Re: Transmission vs. SSDs

Postby x190 » Sun Dec 27, 2015 6:12 pm

apistoletov wrote:
x190 wrote:Afaik, OS X demands full preallocation.


Why?

Ask 'The BIG Image'.

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Re: Transmission vs. SSDs

Postby apistoletov » Mon Dec 28, 2015 7:16 am

I mean, why do you think there's no other way. It's just like UNIX after all. Or there's some weird HFS+ limitation?


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