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.
Just to add again I went to office 365 for the 1TB to replace my WHS2011 which Microsoft is no longer supporting. On paper this was a great idea since my critical files only amounted to 61G
Thanks Microsoft for for hitting me twice. Once my three days of upload stopped I ran it only at night , Its not as offensive However it still ties up all upload bandwidth and if its a large file , results in my wife breaking my stones when she cant surf
This is NOT a big deal to fix especially since your competitors do this. Also when you do implement it . there should be an auto default (run a speed test on install and set at 50%) and a manual where advaned users an tune their speed , For example I knoe my upload is 5M so I cold set max at 3.5M so grandkids could game and wife surf while upload is taking place ditto for download
Come on HURRY UP - stop THINKING about it already... I work in the IT industry and am already now recommending other cloud providers over MS as this feature is BADLY NEEDED NOW! FFS
Add an upload or download bandwidth limit! When syncing it uses the whole internet bandwidth! Just like Dropbox! I'm absolutely getting frustrated over this!
My family is NOT happy about the internet being unusable while OneDrive is uploading. I was planning to store all photos and videos online for archive and was going to purchase the 1TB plan. If this does not get fixed asap, I will need to look to Google or DropBox.
Željko Mikić commented
Please add this feature since full upload link disables surfing which also needs a little bit of upload.
Onedrive use all my upload bandwidth , can not even browse the internet . I am extremely disappointed with the onedrive. It should limit the upload as does Dropbox.
I need this feature too, Onedrive take all upload bandwidth, and I can't event watch video.
Is OneDrive development dead?
Pls do it. Its a reasonable feature!.
Same here on win 10 pro ver 1511 Group policy fix does not work I have 5M up and onedrive uses all 5 meg on upload, basically making internet surfing or running any program that uses the internet impossible to use until sync is complete , real poor design
I have office 365 and 1TB of one drive storage (using 385G) and it took 3 days to get syncing to complete during which PC was virtually unusable . Still an issue wheneverr I add a new Large file to my onedrive Also tried net balancer but this also for some reason also didn't work and I have used if before on win 7 to limit application bandwith
MICROSOFT FIX THIS PLEASE
It would be nice to know if Microsoft is actually planning to do this or not. Last comment on April 16 says "we'll be thinking about it". If MS plans to do this many of us would hold on, but if there are no serious plans to do this soon, Drop Box or Google Drive might be better options. Without this, OneDrive is not a competitive option for serious users. Storing music files on OneDrive to play across devices will not work which also makes iTunes look like a better option than Groove.
I have tried OneDrive and, like so many others, found it to be useless because it hogged all my internet bandwidth. I am speechless. After all these valid complaints all you can say is "oh what a good idea. We'll think about it". As always, Microsoft is a typical big company. Nobody actually takes responsibility and fixes the most serious problems. Dear Microsoft, do you think you will ever be able to bring out a mature, well developed product before version 10? I doubt it.
Thomaz Padilha commented
Now that Windows 10 Home doesn't have gpedit.msc OneDrive is literally unusable without a third-vendor app.
If this continues like this a lot of people will give up on OneDrive like I'm almost doing.
Wow, big miss. It brings my home network to a standstill. Makes One Drive unusable, so I have turned it off.
NetBalancer isn't working for me, and neither QoS rules...
Please MS fix this...
Denis Črnič commented
I've found a perfect solution here, hope it helps you.
[Deleted User] commented
FFS you idiots, respond! Fix it!
This is utterly moronic. The person(s) responsible need sacking.
Its so dumb without a speed limit, nobody can use internet at the same time
Hopeless: I will change (as so many of you) to Google Drive - better performance!
BANDWIDTH! Do anything!