So I’ve been doing a LOT of downloading lately… And using Gigabit web servers to do the heavy lifting for me. It’s been an incredible learning experience sorting through SSH protocols, Unix commands, SFTP users, 100′s of gigabytes of data, raid arrays, SATA connections, and a really FAT internet pipe. I’ve made it out the other end intact, and with a wonderful array of tools in my tool bag. I’m writing this post to share those tools with you, so that you may have an easier time than I did learning what works and what doesn’t.
After trying many tools, I’ve found that the ONLY mac application that completely maximized my bandwidth while never crashing, was also the BEST and most fully featured app on the market: Speed Downloader! From it’s incredibly fast hyper-threading protocol to it’s highly configurable options, this tool does it all, effortlessly, and reliably. Don’t waste your time with other downloaders, as Speed Downloader will run circles around them all.