How fast is your OneDrive?

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  1. note3

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    Some days ago I bought and installed Office 365 Home and I got 1 TB drive space.

    That’s nice I thought and uploaded 25 GB, this lasted a few days but after that it looked fine.

    But ever since then (not before) I have time-problems with up- and downloading files.

    Yesterday I uploaded 2 files (5 MB, 59 kB) from my PC. I was several hours online, so I am today, but I can’t see the files on my SP3.

    What is your average up- and download time?
     
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    I use Dropbox, Google Drive, one drive and Mega. Out of all of them, Onedrive is ridiculously slow. Dropbox and mega are fast at syncing - up and down. Google is OK, but Onedrive sometimes sits there and does nothing even though all other Internet traffic is fine.
    This is on 3 different win 8.1 machines and a win 7 machine.
    Microsoft need to either buy Dropbox, or hire some of their staff to learn how to sync efficiently.
     
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    That information depends on your Internet Service. Now between all the cloud providers OneDrive is not the faster one.
     
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    You will see those files in your device if you have them to be used of line.

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    Case in point Netflix streaming on Verizon sucks. The actual problem is the interface between Verizon and another Network provider. Your neighbor on a different service provider may get much better performance. YMMV.

    That said, if you initially got better performance, which it seems you did, you may be throttled by your service provider, it happens. i.e. they may have noticed a bandwidth usage spike and limited the throughput because they can.
     
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    I have no problems with OneDrive from the Netherlands, I can upload with 100 Mb/s without any lag
     
  7. jnjroach

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    Syncing in the background for me is pretty quick even from my phone to OneDrive (I'm a heavy user of Office Lens). It depends on what you machine is doing, what Network Bandwidth is and how saturated it is, etc.

    When I force sync it is instant....
     
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    Don't different cloud services throttle connection speeds? If so they may throttle at different rates depending on how many accunts they have.
     
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    Fast for me. I do iCloud, DropBox, EverNote, and OneDrive.
     
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    My Onedrive flies. I move stuff between my iPhone, Surface, and desktops all the time. What provider are you on? Xfinity screams, but any cloud performance is going to be all about your connection to the cloud.
     
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    Dropbox is incredibly slow for me. I recently installed the Win10 tech preview on my desktop machine and it took overnight for it to download 15gb of Onedrive data over a wired cable modem connection that is capable of downloading at 12.5 megabytes per second. I then installed Onedrive on a MacBook Air and it took so long over the wireless connection that after about 4 hours I gave up and copied all the data off my Win10 pc onto a thumb drive and then copied from the thumb drive to the Air. I have looked this up on the internet and it is not an uncommon occurrence. iDrive and DropBox are much much faster, but I prefer Onedrive for many reasons, so I keep using it.
     
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    Using Onedrive, for me, is like waiting form my dead grandma to cross the street. Most of the times I get transfer rates in low kb/s vs mb/s. I have found if you want a decent speed you should use Dropbox but that's not not going to be super fast either.
     

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