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.
Ben Moore commented
Same here. If I want to use the internet, I have to quit OneDrive if it's uploading more than a few MBs of files. The ability to pause / throttle upload bandwidth is essential. Using the Mac client.
scott very annoyed oram commented
it is a joke, i cannot use anything over the internet when onedrive is on. what a stupid and ridiculous idea to get rid of the pause button let alone it using ALL OF THE BANDWIDTH. microsoft if you want to keep your customer i suggest you pull your ******** finger out.
And I have the same problem - several hundred GB waiting to be uploaded on a 55Gb download and 1.2Gb upload connection. The upload is completely consumed by OneDrive which subsequently removes my ability to use the internet (SpeedTest reports ability to download at 0.8Mb while OneDrive is doing its thing...It's a new OneDrive account so no downloads are taking place.) It will now be switched off and ignored.
The fact that they had the pause feature previously and have removed in in Windows 10 is all the proof anyone should need that MS is in bed with all the service providers. They are pushing everyone to faster connections and to force people to pay extra for data limit charges. It is not incompetence, it is calculated, manipulative and intentional. Nobody is dumb enough to have this many complaints, about such and obvious problem with the program and not resolve it. They already have the code needed to give everyone a "pause" button. I currently work from home and have two computers, one that does not have onedrive I use that to log into salesforce for work, but in order to do this at any reaonable speed I have to turn off the internet connection on the computer with Onedrive.
Onedrive in Windows 10 is a pathetically executed program, and has been followed by an equally absurd response by MS.
[Deleted User] commented
Well? Are you sorting out this major shortcoming and adding:
1) Auto upload regulation (enabled by default)
2) Manual bandwidth control
Or are you continuing to let this inferior software cause major usability issues for users and marring their image of Windows? You simply cannot allow it to upload at max rate with no control or regulation. This is not acceptable. Fix it.
ewok jorduman commented
hahahahahaah years later no such setting! top service MS!!!
September 2014, WTF, do it now!
The results of such absence is that users will migrate to other provider.(2)
The results of such absence is that users will migrate to other provider.
[Deleted User] commented
Hello hello hello HELLO HELLO HELLO???
Listen to the voices. Bandwidth limit.... Bandwidth limit.... Bandwidth limit.... Bandwidth limit.... Bandwidth limit.... Bandwidth limit.... Bandwidth limit.... Bandwidth limit.... Bandwidth limit.... Bandwidth limit.... Bandwidth limit.... Bandwidth limit.... Bandwidth limit.... Bandwidth limit.... Bandwidth limit.... Bandwidth limit.... Bandwidth limit.... Bandwidth limit.... Bandwidth limit.... Bandwidth limit.... Bandwidth limit.... Bandwidth limit.... Bandwidth limit.... Bandwidth limit.... Bandwidth limit.... Bandwidth limit.... Bandwidth limit.... Bandwidth limit....
THEY DONT GIVE A **** FOR SUGGESTIONS
Cameron Eldridge commented
So, 15 months later, has anything been done here??? What's the point in putting these suggestions in if Microsoft are just ignoring them?
I desperately need this as well. I can use the internet OR onedrive - but neither at the same time. Just had the ISP tech out to our house to solve our persistent internet problem and we disabled onedrive and the whole house is cheering again because the internet works. OneDrive should not be able to cripple our whole house this way without a fix
Erm, don't think about it, DO IT immediately! This is one of the most important feature for any application that moves many GB of data around. Not having this cripples home internet connections.
Who is responsible for the decision not to have this feature in OneDrive? They need sacking as does the person responsible for Windows 10 Mail cr@p app. Fed up of this time wasting.
I have the same problem, but not only with uploads! I have a 2Mb connection and two PC's so if both are downloading my latest camera roll etc, my internet is absolutely useless. I actually blamed my service provider initially until I realised that it was Onedrive eating all my bandwidth.
I don't know why we should have to install a third party product to fix a Microsoft shortcoming, especially when Microsoft is know well aware of the problem.
This should also work for the purpose of enabling very fast syncing during periods of lower bandwidth usage. I should be able to decrease the upload or download speed to a desired kbps or mbps on an as desired basis.
what happened about this problem i have also the same problem ... please just do its annoying me to use OneDrive ...
I just installed OneDrive, expecting to get a more proffessional product than my previous cloudstorage provider.
The problems caused by uplink saturization were present immediately. I never expected a problem like this with a product from Microsoft - this is extremely disappointing, and in particular since it has been wellknown and unsolved for more than a year. With my previous provider this problem was easily solved internally in the upload program settings.
Microsoft, please fix it!
The issue is that OneDrive uploads data at full throttle maxing out the available bandwidth. All other internet use at my house comes to a standstill. When OneDrive is uploading I cannot use the internet from that PC, cannot use it from other PCs, cannot use Xbox, cannot use internet connection.
I have approx 1Mbps upload speed. One drive uses the complete 1Mbps upload. Nothing else can communicate.
As soon as I close OneDrive the internet is good again on all devices.
We need to be able to set a maximum upload speed for OneDrive so that other applications and devices can use the internet connection
This has been a problem for me ever since moving to Win10, I don't remember this being a problem with Win8.1
In our studio, we do live streaming video. All was great until we installed OneDrive when we upgraded to Windows 10. The upstream bandwidth was eaten up to the point where we could not stream even at 360p. Once we figured out that it was OneDrive, we disabled it on all of our computers on the network and we were once again able to stream at 720p. This was after we had uploaded all of our data. Seems that any file that changed on any computer and was sent up to OneDrive would take the entire 5MB upstream Internet (Time Warner Business Class) connection down to dial-up speeds. While it's great that OneDrive updates files in virtually real time, the trade off of not being able to do the main thing we don in our business is price too high to pay. I'm sure this will get fixed, but for now, OneDrive has been retired in our company.
Dont think about it - implement it as fast as possible! OneDrive is unusable with lower bandwidth: Cant talk with Friends via Teamspeak or play a Game while OneDrive is uploading files.