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S3 Transfer Utility Upgrade

Version 3 of the AWS SDK for .NET includes an update to the S3 transfer utility. Before this update, if an S3 download of a large file failed, the entire download would be retried. Now the retry logic has been updated so that any retry attempts will use bits that have already been laid down. This means better performance for customers. Because the retry attempt no longer requests the entire file, there is less data to stream from S3 when a download is interrupted.

As long as you are already using the S3 transfer utility, there is no code work required to take advantage of this update. It’s available in the AWSSDK.S3 package in version 3.1.2 and later. For more information about the S3 transfer utility, see Amazon S3 Transfer Utility for Windows Store and Windows Phone.