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I need a BT client that is capable of downloading several dozen files at once, at 100mbit. I use uTorrent, but I found that its not able to keep up with the load. Memory usage goes up to 2GB and it freezes constantly when I try to download a lot of torrents at once.

Anyone has any suggestions?

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Just a bad RAID array it seems. No problem on other drives. –  user11955 Sep 29 '09 at 4:41

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Try Halite, it's a great µTorrent alternative, very lightweight.

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does Halite support uTP the micro transport protocol? I can't find such text in it's options yet. –  naxa Jun 3 '13 at 18:50

Transmission is supposed to take very few resources.

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I've tried quite a few bt clients in the past, and transmission is the best: great performance, easy to use, uses no resources, great UI,... It has no drawbacks as far as I'm concerned. –  Peltier Sep 29 '09 at 8:22

I use Utorrent on a server with a 1GB port (limited to 200Meg connection), I have around 300 torrents at once minimum and it only takes up around 200MB or less, I find it the best client I have ever used.

I would join the Utorrent IRC support room as they will help you to configure your client

Server: irc.p2p-network.net Channel: #utorrent (English only)

Personally, I find that manually setting the disk cache (read and write) helps me a lot to keep ram down - make sure you have the dynamic options off as on a high bandwidth server, it can really get eaten up quick.

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Another option is Deluge, at least latest builds, that is - 1.x. I successfully used it on a 10 Mb/s connection before switching to Transmission

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