The file in post one on RS is still active since 2009, torrents are active for few weeks, that's why we prefere host sites-
Jdownloader is covenient and confortable to download mutipart files, I guess in this case, faster than torrent.
I can't promise the initial seed is going to stay up much longer - this is already MUCH more continuous on time than that system normally has for torrents!
Torrents have a disadvantage in that their longevity depends on the desires of the peers to seed. If no one seeds, the torrent dies. Torrents aren't stable for the same reason: the peers have to be willing to send the data if they have it, and not all are willing. Even magnet links aren't perfect. They take away the tracker and thus completely decentralize the process, but it's still subject to the desires of the peers.
JDownloader will pull from these sites even if you only have free access. It will take longer because you still have to wait for X minutes between sections, but will download. Plus JDownloader works around the bandwidth limitation these sites toss up to encourage people to get memberships. Lastly, the information is stored on a server, and thus is always available for someone to download.
For a lot of the stuff I download, I search on Filestube for it first before looking for it on a torrent.
Has anyone tried to use the Jdownloader site? I've never heard of it, but the file is reportedly there as well (see post #35 here).
Also - Update: The torrent file I'm downloading is moving and is at 90.8% on my end. Its slowly making its way @.13k. One of the slowest I've ever seen.
I have an original Vista w/ 24MB internal memory. When I go to Garmin's site it says that the DVD version of TOPO U.S. 100K will work. When I look at your files under this thread it is evident that it will be more than a Gb let alone 24 Mb. Should I try downloading anyway? Thanks for all your help. ~Mark