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 totalling 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).