I know this doesn't answer your question directly, and it's...
...Just my opinion here, but I don't think download managers are needed, especially if your main concern is for more "speed". I have tried a few and no longer use one. I only use a couple of different types of browsers (Internet Explorer and Firefox) and either one works fine for downloads, whether on dial-up, cable, or the T1 line at work. There is only so much bandwidth and download managers really don't speed things up. In addition, if there is some sort of interuption to the download, I prefer to start the download again as a corrupted file will frequently result, download manager or not.
Hope this helps.
Hello, newbie here, I need help finding a good download manager, preferably one that can continue downloads and speed up download rate.