We’ve posted about TorrentBytes (TBy) before but we decided to post an updated article since TBy is one of the most underrated trackers in existence. TBY is a well established General/0Day tracker with a decent user base, great uploaders and nice staff. Started back in 2004/2005, TBy is also one of the oldest private torrent trackers around. Hopefully this post will help both our new and old readers discover one of the greatest private torrent trackers currently online.
One of the strength of TorrentBytes the huge amount of users. It has a user base of over 68000 registered members - this ensures increased seeder activity and ultimately extends the lifetime of a torrent. Popular torrents on TBy usually have more than 1000 seeders. At any given time, Tby tracks between 3000-4500 active torrents - most older individual torrents are deleted once they are integrated into packs.
Speaking of packs on TorrentBytes, they have a whole lot of them. As of 16/2/2009, there were 280+ music packs, 50+ games packs, 650+ TV season packs, 200+ movie packs as well as over 200 0Day software packs. Good thing about these is that most of them are well seeded and are on free leech! Tby without a doubt is one of the best trackers for torrent packs/collections.
While Tby has great content, it’s not a high level tracker and is not hard to get into at all (another great example of why tracker levels don’t mean squat). They don’t have an invite system so the only way in is via during open signup. During the course of 2008, TBy gradually raised their the user limit from 60k to 70k and now there is plenty of room for everyone. Site is currently open for signup and interested readers may create an account for free.
Site Name: TorrentBytes (http://www.torrentbytes.net)
Signup URL: http://www.torrentbytes.net/signup.php
Signup Notes: TBy has one of the most difficult signup processes ever. Follow the instructions to register successfully:
- Captcha is somewhat hard to recognize and is case sensitive. You may have to try several times to get through.
- Read the FAQ and Rules (open them and scroll) during the registration process . This must be done before the countdown timer at the bottom reaches 0 (or before you hit 'signup' button).
- Use Upper case + Lower case characters and a minimum 10 characters in your Password.
- If you make any errors filling the signup form, captcha will have to be re-entered.
P.S. - Don’t confuse TorrentBytes with TorrentBits.Ro – these are two different trackers and have no relation with each other.