I have been trying to figure out how to use torrents, although for the most part I am interested in legal downloads where it is practical. Some stuff is so rare that you can not get it legally. I do not understand why these sites use winrar to be honest, especially since that really doubles the amount of hard drive space that you need. I download a torrent, something like Louis Armstrong at Chapel Hill, that was a very rare bootleg and I had been looking for a while and this guy told me where to find it. The people I get it from want me to help seed it after I am done, which is fine with me. However if you do that with hundreds of files it starts to become a burden. I want the extracted files from the rar parts, the music and the music videos as it were. I can not use the rar’s (I think that is the right way to say it) for any purpose other than sharing with other people.
So if you have hundreds and hundreds of these files sitting around doing nothing it starts to be a problem. Of course I could probably get a really big external hard drive for a rather cheap price. It would not really take that much money to get a five terabyte hard drive. You get one that has USB 3 and that is quite fast. I think I could get one of those for a price that is not much more than a hundred and thirty dollars or so. That would take care of my storage problem, but it really seems like it would be easier for them to just start out with the files that you need, it would save everyone a bit of trouble.