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New hardware offloaded BIT Torrent Client built into killer

Postby Apoptosis » Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:11 pm

New hardware offloaded BIT Torrent Client built into killer nic

Killer NIC’s Network Processing Unit Can Now Download Files While You Game

[quote]AUSTIN, Texas – March 14, 2007 – Bigfoot Networks, Inc., a research and development company, today introduced FN Torrent, a hardware offloaded peer-to-peer file sharing application that allows users to download files with zero impact to CPU utilization. With FN Torrent, gamers have the power to download the torrents they want without impacting their online game play.

“The introduction of FN Torrent allows gamers to benefit from the full potential of the Killer’s Flexible Network Architecture (FNA),â€
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Postby Apoptosis » Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:15 pm

What this fails to mention is that all the Bit Torrent Files are downloaded to a USB key that is plugged into the single USB port on the back of the card... The crappy part is that the USB drive can't be accesed via Windows when it's plugged into the killer NIC, so it's impossible to know how much space is on the Flash drive. That and the fact you can't access the stuff you download right away you have to unplug it from the Killer NIC and then plug it into a normal USB port for this... All this means you have to have a big flash drive if you want to download a bunch of stuff otherwise it will get ugly... I didn't know how much space was on my flash drive and when it got full my entire system hard locked... Not cool and had to turn off my machine (Vista Ultimate 32-bit) and turn it back on when this happened.

The FN Torrent application also has to be kept open for it to continue to run... Yea you can minimize it, but you can't close it to task bar like you can on Azureus or other Bit Torrent programs...

Here is the card with my 2GB Sandisk Flash Drive it in downloading some torrents:

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