Sometimes the download speed is very slow when downloading to HDD when using Raspberry Pi. However, there are a few solutions that can be used to get the most out of our devices.
Using the following tricks, you can get consistent speeds of 90MB/s and bursts of up to 103MB/s.
Use the best torrent clientI tried several torrent clients, but the one that worked best for me was qBittorrent in terms of speed, stability and usability. Installation instructions here
Replace the cableI used a USB2, non-UASP capable HDD dock for my Raspberry Pi for a while, but as soon as I replaced it with a USB3 cable with UASP support, the download speed increased to 2.5x. You can buy such a cable on AliExpress and eBay
Fine-tuning fstab settingsAs I've already explained in this article, fine-tuning certain settings can speed up the operation of the Raspberry Pi. The attached HDD is no exception. Modify the /etc/fstab file as follows:
UUID=f73e7c93-6ccd-d201-503e-7c736ccad201 /mnt/Torrent ext4 defaults,noatime,nofail,data=writeback,commit=120 0 2
If you want more speed on your Raspberry Pi, check out this article.
If you found this article useful and would like to show your appreciation, please consider making a small donation via PayPal. Your support will allow me to continue creating valuable content and make my blog even better. Thank you for your contribution!