Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#11927 closed Feature request (rejected)

Use more memory to reduce drive load

Reported by: Ambiwlans Owned by:
Priority: low Component: FileZilla Server
Keywords: energy drive wear efficiency Cc:
Component version: Operating system type: Windows
Operating system version:


Currently when I am uploading a large file, FZ server seems to spin up the drive, load one chunk/packet into memory, close the file, upload the file and then repeat. It does this a 2~3 times a second until the file is finished uploading (perhaps several hours later). This is a waste of power and needlessly wears the drive (in the case of a physical drive).

I would love if you could buffer significantly more (many megabytes) into memory to avoid this.

But... obviously pretty low priority given that it sounds difficult to code for the amount of visible payoff. Think of it as helping the environment? For my case use alone it could allow at least one drive to be turned off/spun down several more hours a day.

Change History (1)

comment:1 by Tim Kosse, 4 years ago

Resolution: rejected
Status: newclosed

Drive power management is handled by the drive and/or operating system. If your drive turns on and off several times per second then your drive and/or operating system aren't configured properly.

Contact your drive and/or operating system vendor for assistance.

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