Hello all. On my web server (Linux VPS), I have a quite large image folder with about 4000 files that are about 80MB. What is the best way to download all files to my computer?

FTP trunctates the output to 2000 files, and I don't think it would be very efficient anyway. I seem to recall using a ssh2 command to transfer files between two servers, would that be possible in this case?

I have another question about this folder: Would Apache load the images faster if they were in smaller folders? Will 4000 images in one folder result in slower response/more system resource usage?