Diabolical OneDrive upload rates?!

Bryn

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I signed up for Office 365 Personal the other day and it includes 1TB OneDrive storage. Pretty nice, but probably not anyone's first choice as a cloud storage provider.

Very quickly I encountered a serious issue: a maximum upload rate of 16Mbps. Google Drive can hit 50Mbps (the max my line can manage) in a few moments and hold that speed. Getting less than a third of that with OneDrive is massively crap.

I'd greatly appreciate if anyone can check if the problem is just something about my setup.




(I'm uploading on onedrive.live.com via Chrome, have gone through settings, tried other browsers etc.)
 

Pho3nix

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I signed up for Office 365 Personal the other day and it includes 1TB OneDrive storage. Pretty nice, but probably not anyone's first choice as a cloud storage provider.

Very quickly I encountered a serious issue: a maximum upload rate of 16Mbps. Google Drive can hit 50Mbps (the max my line can manage) in a few moments and hold that speed. Getting less than a third of that with OneDrive is massively crap.

I'd greatly appreciate if anyone can check if the problem is just something about my setup.

(I'm uploading on onedrive.live.com via Chrome, have gone through settings, tried other browsers etc.)
Why not try the actual OneDrive app?
 

NorthPole

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I used it via the browser, I got my full 10MB/s, have you tried to use a LAN cable possibly?

Did 60 GB in about 3 hours or so. (I did it in batches though in case it crashed)
 

Bryn

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Why not try the actual OneDrive app?
Are you talking about the OneDrive functionality built into Windows? If so, I already have it. The large files I want to upload are archived backups and I don't want them in my local OneDrive folder. I want them tucked away in the online interface in case of emergency.

Probably due to One drive being hosted overseas.
Trace routes show a local presence from Microsoft, but perhaps there is some shenanigans with how they're routing the traffic on their system. Who knows. Seem to be a large number of complaints online about OneDrive upload speeds.
 

NorthPole

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You can do it via the built in functionality but you can then chose to not sync that folder.

Right-click the OneDrive icon on the taskbar located on the lower right corner. If you don't see it, you'll need to tap or click the up arrow to show more icons.
Tap or click Settings
Select the Choose folders tab
Tap or click Choose folders
Select all or select just some of the folders and files you want to sync.
 

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Are you talking about the OneDrive functionality built into Windows? If so, I already have it. The large files I want to upload are archived backups and I don't want them in my local OneDrive folder. I want them tucked away in the online interface in case of emergency.
It'll just download it anyway again :confused:
 

Bryn

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I used it via the browser, I got my full 10MB/s, have you tried to use a LAN cable possibly?

Did 60 GB in about 3 hours or so. (I did it in batches though in case it crashed)
Thanks for the feedback. Glad to know OneDrive isn't unavoidably terrible. The desktop PC concerned is connected to my home network via a cable.

I wonder what my issue could be then. I'll have to Google for the right ports to forward or something. So frustrating - why can't this stuff just work.
 

Bryn

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You can do it via the built in functionality but you can then chose to not sync that folder.

Right-click the OneDrive icon on the taskbar located on the lower right corner. If you don't see it, you'll need to tap or click the up arrow to show more icons.
Tap or click Settings
Select the Choose folders tab
Tap or click Choose folders
Select all or select just some of the folders and files you want to sync.
Yeah, I've set up the folders I want synced. I prefer just uploading archives via the web so I can delete the copy on my machine when it's done. Backups are kept on externals so no need for a third copy on my PC.

It'll just download it anyway again :confused:
No, you can choose which folders to sync locally. And even if you sync all folders, there's now an option for Files on Demand. Files are not downloaded unless you try open them.

I must say, OneDrive is nicely integrated with Windows 10.
 

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Yeah, I've set up the folders I want synced. I prefer just uploading archives via the web so I can delete the copy on my machine when it's done. Backups are kept on externals so no need for a third copy on my PC.



No, you can choose which folders to sync locally. And even if you sync all folders, there's now an option for Files on Demand. Files are not downloaded unless you try open them.

I must say, OneDrive is nicely integrated with Windows 10.
Yes but then just untick them once uploaded and they'll just be online and the local copy will be sent to your recycle bin.
 

Bryn

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Yes but then just untick them once uploaded and they'll just be online and the local copy will be sent to your recycle bin.
I assume that would create a new folder in my OneDrive each time and require moving the file manually. Hardly a problem, but why bother if you can just upload via the web directly where you want? Are fast speeds only achievable via the desktop app? Can't test this moment as a slow upload is in progress.
 

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Are you talking about the OneDrive functionality built into Windows? If so, I already have it. The large files I want to upload are archived backups and I don't want them in my local OneDrive folder. I want them tucked away in the online interface in case of emergency.
Sync them from your local OneDrive folder and when complete, tell OneDrive not to pull them. They’ll stay on the cloud without being on your local folder anymore.
 

Bryn

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Sync them from your local OneDrive folder and when complete, tell OneDrive not to pull them. They’ll stay on the cloud without being on your local folder anymore.
Not an option. Tested this earlier and the upload speed was usually around 4Mbps. Have to use the web app to get the fastest speed.

Feeling bamboozled by this Office 365 sub. Will probably pay for 1TB Google Drive or G Suite for my cloud storage needs. GDrive has never not given me line speed downloads and uploads.
 
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