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Epic games download vs write speed

MrChippo
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Hey guys. I hope this is the right place and this might be a dumb question.

I was wondering if someone could enlighten me on why when I'm downloading a game from epic games launcher, the disk write speed is way higher then the download? What exactly is going on here? Is it moving other data around or something? I included a screenshot. 

 

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I haven’t been able to figure out why, but this happens to me too when I’m downloading games from basically any store.

I am far from an expert in this so please correct me if I’m wrong.

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The data you download is compressed, when you write it to the disk it gets uncompressed which is a lot bigger, and things like formatting of the data take up more space.

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tried loading with similar result.

90mb down

450mb writes

task manager only says 90mb writes, low usage

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