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So before anyone tells me, just use SMB on a LAN to transfer files, let me explain my usage case as it isnt normal.   Myself and a Cohort, host LAN parties from time to time, but one problem seems to follow us around, and that is a lack of internet bandwidth for the number of attendies.  It seems that every LAN we host, People are either downloading or updating games and it hogs all of the bandwidth needed for some online only games.  A solution we discovered was to have all of the needed games and programs on premisis.  However passing around thumbdrives and external HDDs is impractical with 80+ people, not to mention they tend to get damaged or destroyed.  Sharing the content from a computer works, when it's only 1 or two people, but it will completely saturate the HDD usage and bandwidth for that machine, we could host the content on several machines, but then we have to figure out a way to balance who is pulling from what machine... any way i think you understand by now that torrenting the content locally is our best method.

Here is our problem though.  individual torrents, are WAY to slow for the connections and HDD speeds we have.  We are running a Vuze tracker on a server with Dual CPUs, a 10Gb fiber card, connected to a 1Gb network with 10Gb backbone, on Raid 0 SSDs, the connection speeds should be FLYING!  However when pulling an individual torrent from the server we only get 2-4MB/s uploads starting and maybe up to 15MB/s once i have other systems seeding, which seems odd.     Now if we pull several torrents at once we can get upto 123MB/s on a 1Gb connection.  So why are my individual torrents So SLOW?    

NOTE: Seems like my tracker server seeds slower than my seed boxes.  Old core 2 systems running vuze with 500GB 7200rpm platters, they seem to max out their hard drives, unless there are multiple seeds, then it balances with the other seed boxes until the system downloading has maxed out its HDD speeds.