Author Topic: Pause download while repairing/unraring  (Read 2943 times)

Offline afdad

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Pause download while repairing/unraring
« on: February 23, 2008, 05:59:36 pm »
alt.binz is killing my hard discs!

When I download two full DVDs in row, and the first one needs repairing, my hard disc is being brutalized. While alt.binz is checking and repairing files, new parts of the second DVD keep on downloading. Since the hard disc is busy, decoding of the new parts is being delayed. And in the process, exhausting the cache - which leads to even more hard disc activity. As a result, repairing takes forever. I'd say close to an hour, instead of the usual few minutes.

As a quick and easy solution to the hard-disc thrashing problem, I would like to request a simple option: Pause download while repairing or unraring. As soon as the repair/unrar process has finished, alt.binz would unpause any remaining downloads. Such an option would fit nicely under "Miscellaneous #2", where the priorities can be set.

Offline davidq666

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Re: Pause download while repairing/unraring
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2008, 06:29:55 pm »

Offline Rdl

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Re: Pause download while repairing/unraring
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2008, 06:42:54 pm »