Option to limit sync speed
I have a slower internet connection. If I don't rate limit my uploads, I can barely use my internet connection until it is fully uploaded. Dropbox gives an option to limit how fast I can upload and download files. I would love OneDrive to include this feature as well.
[Update by Angus Logan: merged PC and Mac suggestion on same topic]
Thanks for the feedback. We recently completed our roll out of this feature for both personal and business users.
Henrik Ditlevsen commented
This, this, a thousand times this. Uploading large files or lots of smaller files absolutely destroys my Internet connection as it utilizes all my upload bandwidth. I love OneDrive, but the status quo is intolerable.
I currently throttle OneDrive on one of my computers using another program (NetBalancer - free version), but would love to have this be a native feature. It's impractical to make all my OneDrive converts install this other program too and deal with the headaches that go along with that.
There are programs available to do that. http://www.netlimiter.com/ is just one.
I've noticed that there is not an option for limit download/upload speed manually. There is a marker for make the app more bandwidth friendly in the "performance" tab but i think its not really make a difference. I still have very low internet speed after all.( i have 20mbps speed and i am pretty sure that onedrive slows my connection very much itself) Dropbox have an option to limit bandwidth to exact speed i want. I am looking forward to see this feature in oneDrive.
A lot of manual options should be added to the bandwidth management:
should allow for manual setup of upload/download speeds, daily & monthly data caps, exclusion of metered networks, or exclusion of manually selected network, schedulers for time of day/week, etc.
Throttling is extremely important now with the 10gb file limit. I pushed up a 9gb file and had to keep pausing it to work BC it brought my network to its knees.
Matthew Carter commented
Oh, also an option to "SYNC ALL NOW" to force it to sync everything right now, and have option to stop if I want / if taking too long.
Matthew Carter commented
Yes, I could see it being helpful, "When I am using my PC, trickle" and "When I am NOT, FULL THROTTLE" and I can also specify, as Mike WIlls stated, on slow connections, can have a bar for a user to drag if they want and or to test the Internet speed / network connection.