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  1. Ok, meanwhile I found it: Settings / Read / Options / File Splitting.
  2. Sparse files are set to false in uTorrent. I tried also some different things. I can access a NSS volume on a Netware server via several ways, but the windows internal CIFS and the Netware Client native are the most common. Here are the results: 1. ImgBurn detects NSS filesystem as FAT: CIFS: yes, Netware Client: No 2. Using ImgBurn "Create image file from disk" command to create an image CIFS: it takes 1 minute to create file, Netware Client: it takes less then 1 second 3. Using uTorrent to open a 6GB torrent: CIFS: it takes 2 minutes to create file, Netware Client: it takes less then 1 second So there is no problem with the speed, this is how windows (CIFS) handles it, uTorrent is same fast as ImgBurn, sorry for not testing it throughly enough! The only problem is that the windows api returns FAT for NSS volumes over CIFS, but if it can be overriden with the set file splitting to 'None' option, this problem is finished. (Now I have to find that option only.)
  3. If found this in the uTorrent forum: "When allocating large files uTorrent has to fill them with zeroes. That creates significant disk load and affects overall system performance. Windows XP provides a way to allocate files of any size almost instantly: SetFileValidData() function. It won't work without SE_MANAGE_VOLUME_NAME privilege (admin rights I guess) and with compressed files but I think it won't hurt anything in case of failure. Here is a link to small program that demonstrates this concept: http://depositfiles.com/files/8072561" original (and more details) here: http://forum.utorrent.com/viewtopic.php?pid=361352 I hope I could help you, so you can improve ImgBurn and so help me at the end. Let me know if you need more info.
  4. blutach: I installed uTorrent just to check it. I opened a 6GB file, and it created it in 2 seconds. You can test it too, it took only 2 minutes to download, install, search, create, and post this reply.
  5. You can put an NSS drive into an XP machine, however you can't read it trough explorer, but there are tools, like Nemo Commander, which can read NSS. I've created an 3.6GB .iso file, mounted with Daemon Tools and used ImgBurn "Create image file from disk" command to create an image from it to X:\. It displayed the "'Allocating File Data Storage Area.." message as you expected in the status bar for over a minute. So how does uTorrent does it? When I start a torrent >4GB uTorrent creates the (sparse) file in a split second.
  6. We have made files > 4GB and > 1TB too on NSS, it works even from windows natively via CIFS protokoll. And yes X:\ is a remote drive, Netware is a file server operating system, it can't run ImgBurn. fsutil file createnew X:\testfile.bin 4294967296 works too, altough it takes around a minute to finish (i'm on a Gbit network). The createfile idea sounds good, as far as I know uTorrent uses sparse files to detect volumes, which can be handled by both NTFS and NSS too and it doesn't slow down the proggy. But I'm not a programmer since many years, so it is an idea only.
  7. I understand that. So you get FAT as a result on the File System Type when using GetVolumeInformation function? GetVolumeInformation doesn't tell you that the max. file size is 4GB. That is the (wrong) assumption made by ImgBurn after it receives FAT as an answer from the Windows API, am I right? (I found the same problem in BitComet too. It was easier for me to switch to uTorrent, then using their support system.) I try to be more specific this time: I know that the windows API tells you the file system type, which probably the same answer for NSS or for FAT. (This is windows, which is commonly known not perfectly programmed.) I'm looking for a solution, where ImgBurn could decide if a volume can handle over 4GB files not based on that function. Any solution for that? (I'm willing to help testing it, and if it works I'll help to test Unix volumes mounted through NFS and recognised as FAT volumes's problem too.)
  8. Hi Lightning UK, I found an error how ImgBurn detects filesystems. It was checked in v2.4.2.0 and it is also in v2.4.3.0. Upon program start the ImgBurn Log window displays a warning: W 13:35:29 Drive X:\ (FAT) does not support single files > 4 GB in size. However this X:\ drive is not FAT but NSS (NetWare). This can handle even 8TB files in size (since 1998). I know that there are some libraries programmers use, which can't detect NSS filesystems right, it is possible that you used also such a library. Can you fix that bug, please? If you need a system to test I can help with that too. Thanks.
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