Talk:Torrent Piece Size

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Q: what if your using bit torrent with out trackers to transfer large files within your homenetwork would it be faster to just use the 4 meg piece size to reduce overhead?

A: In a home network/LAN, it is much more efficient to share file through normal file shares. And the network is so fast in any case, that the overhead in bittorrent transfer does not have any major impact. The underlying transfer still goes in 16 kB blocks, of which the "pieces" are built.

Piece size recommendations - still valid?[edit]

With increasing upload/download speeds, is a 4MB piece size really that bad? Is it not sensible with a 50GB torrent? --Anonymous 13:54, 8 December 2011 (UTC)