this post is about Download speed only.
I'm comparing the download speed of WinSCP (both script and client) vs FileZilla.
I came across WinSCP when I searched for a scriptable free SFTP download client.
It works very well so far, BUT I only noticed now (now that I download more files more frequently for a task in my job): it's very slow
I used to use FileZilla. Now, I can't script in that, but it's FAST.
In the default settings (I never played with any settings), FileZilla downloads two files at the same time! and it's showing a much faster speed.
So I downloaded two files totaling 50MB. It took FileZilla 30 secs.
In WinSCP, only one file at at time is downloaded, and at a slower speed. Took 2 mins for both files.
Yes, speed depends on internet connection, but I'm comparing both on the same connection of course :)
I thought this might be in scripting/shell mode only, but the WinSCP windows client has the same (slow) performance.
What am i missing, what am i doing wrong?
Why is WinSCP only downloading one file at a time (in both client and script)?
Why is the speed less than half of what I get in FileZilla?
(from the same SFTP source, same internet connection obv).