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Largest Torrents in Modern History

Largest Torrents in Modern History

Added: Tuesday, November 16th, 2010
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
The history of BitTorrent goes back to 2001, when it was first introduced by Bram Cohen. However, it took nearly 2 years for new file-sharing protocol to gain a significant audience. Over the years that followed there have been millions of torrent files, which have been shared and downloaded billions of times. Anticipating the date of BitTorrent surpassing its decade’s existence, it’s time to remember the largest torrent files that broke the records in terms of their size.

The size of the separate torrents is considered to be the one of the single .torrent file, downloading the most information, rather than the size of the tiny .torrent file itself. In fact, there are many “heavy” torrent files active right now, but they can’t surpass the level of the record earned by a torrent amounting to 746.70 GB in total. This huge file contained the collection of each of the 2010 World Cup soccer matches. Actually, the torrent has been released four months ago and is still alive with a few downloaders.

The next huge file was the one released only a couple days ago. That is the archive of the late Geocities.com, which is known for being closed down by Yahoo in 2009. Tech journalists have paid a fair bit of attention to this sizable torrent, amounting to 641.32 GB of data. In fact, it’s still well seeded now.

Actually, one can afford to download all those torrents much easier and cheaper today if compared to the BitTorrent’s earlier days. Back 9 years ago, when the protocol first went public, one could buy the cheapest hard drive for as much as $238.00, and could only store 40 GB on it. This means that downloading of such a huge torrent would have required an over $4500 investment back then. Actually, even 5 years ago one would still have to spend $500 in order to get such amount of storage, buying 5 of the 160GB hard drives. The calculation, as you might have noticed, doesn’t consider the cost and width of broadband to download it in the first place. The facts also say that the first commercial 1TB hard drive, able to store the largest torrent in history, was only released in 2007, proving that times have really changed a lot.

Unfortunately, the statistics show that such sizable torrents don’t live for long. On the opposite, the torrents of moderate size can live forever, like “The Matrix ASCII”, which remains alive from 2003, though it now only has only a few downloaders and 1 seeder.

Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article

November 15th, 2010

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Date:  Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Comments (16) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2010-11-16 13:33:36)
loversparadise avatarquite high tech terms used, bt really nice :D
thannks torrent freak and sam

posted by (2010-11-16 17:49:11)
netcobold avatar...and I thought me downloading MASH's Martini & Medicine Collection of 250GB was big...

good read SaM, thx

posted by Blocked (2010-11-16 20:55:58)
No avatarlol what a joke 746.70 GB in total thats easy to beat that

posted by (2010-11-17 01:08:41)
whiskerz87 avatari find soccer to be the downfall of humanity, and now it has effected the computers...sad day who would want 746.70 gb of guys chasing after a soccer ball?

posted by (2010-11-17 01:54:19)
DEMONLORD avataragree with you on that whisker

posted by Blocked (2010-11-17 03:10:49)
Nodurxshn avatarlol i thought from title the size would be much larger ...750gb really is not that much i have 2 Tb of raw digital video from the family trip to disneyland last month alone...anyone want to see it? :P

posted by (2010-11-17 05:37:24)
N3K avatarLMAO @ # 6
but yea, it would be easy to beat that now, but, as it says - the larger files eg 4GB+ never seem to last more than a month or so.
also probably don't want record breaking torrent under your name (if your still seeding it)
very interesting read, thx!! (:

posted by (2010-11-17 11:44:16)
kakanivenkatesh avatarnice

posted by (2010-11-17 13:51:49)
No avatarsuddenly my 4TB Raid drive seems paltry in comparison.

posted by (2010-11-17 15:19:00)
megadethmen avatartrue :) real uploaders like myself are working with average 14 pc's and 14X500 GB :) (7TB)
yes its hard to be a pc doctor in a company...

posted by (2010-11-18 02:51:30)
TrustedComments avatari only have 2.75 TB combined from 5 Hardrives, what do you guys use 7Tb for?
by the way i have downloaded over 750 movies from Extratorrent most BDRip none of them CAM, and that only totals 1.13 TB and 2 years of stealing my neighbors internet to download them and never getting caught.

posted by (2010-11-18 18:13:29)
megadethmen avatarhaha. :) i was like that before too. 7tb not all mine. just controlling. i mean if i want to throw all shit over it i can do it. but most likely fired from place. harsh

posted by (2010-11-18 20:34:37)
No avatarhttp://www.nyaatorrents.org/?page=torrentinfo&tid=167750

posted by (2010-11-22 13:21:37)
samps avatarlol who the heck would have downloaded 746.70 GB nd 641.32 Gb of data, can we get the link of those torrent so that we can check it. it will take 1 century for me to download them, nd my hard disk is also not compatible to download them, LOL :))

posted by Site Friend (2010-11-22 20:57:05)
MagiKHanD avatarsampsfan they download the torrent to see they fav team playin',winnin' matches but losin' in the final.

posted by Blocked (2010-11-23 07:32:36)
mrblue00 avatarall this talk of TBis making me horny

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