Feature #2497

Option to pre-allocate each download file

Added by drbits over 10 years ago. Updated over 6 years ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:10/04/2010
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:-% Done:


Target version:040 - FarfarAway
Resolution:To be discussed


Because of the fragmentation problems caused by incremental allocation, pre-allocation of each file when it starts to download can often speed a system.

However, this should be optional. The importance of this feature is questionable when downloading parts of an archive, because it is assumed that the archive files will be removed and replaced by the archive contents (those should be preallocated). In addition, this would prevent using file size for error recovery.

Related issues

Related to Bug #3748: Save to storage medium method: amend New 09/14/2011

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