Allocate space on create

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By default, Azureus (since version allocates all the space that a torrent will need to download as soon as the download begins.

To have it gradually grab space as it downloads: Tools > Options... > Files > Check "Enable incremental file creation"

The reasons for allocating the files at once:

  • Attempting to avoid files getting fragmented on the disk
  • Additionally, as pieces of files are downloaded in random order, the last piece might be downloaded rather soon, in any case.