SYNC SPEED IMPROVEMENT - Desktop Sync Speed Makes Syncing Impractical
There have been several posts here before marked as "Boom It's Done" or referred to support. HOWEVER -- this is not a support issue, and I suggest you treat it as a serious problem with the product.
I have 1.45Mbps download speed (tested on speedtest.net) and it has taken more than a week to sync 2.4GiB of my files. According to a download speed calculator, this should take only ~ 4 hours. I have set my computer not to sleep to make sure the synchronization happens.
Please see some of the older posts that have been closed -- this is a major problem because it really makes it impractical to use OneDrive the way it should / could be used if it is that slow.
Do Business subscribers have that problem? I doubt it. Please look into this. I suspect that Microsoft bit off more than it could chew -- it was a bold move to promise 1TB of online storage with every Office 365 account -- it's what got me to subscribe. Now it's time to deliver on that promise.
We are always working on improving performance but we are really excited to share that we just turned on a major performance improvement in sync upload. The upload improvements apply to sync if you are running OneDrive on Windows 10, Windows 7, or Mac.
I am trying to upload 56GB of photos to One Drive. I have a 7MB/sec upload link from Cox. It has been more than 24 hours and the files are still not all uploaded. Many people have complained about the upload speeds. Please put some resources into getting this fixed.
I am a business user (well for another few hours until I have time to contact Microsoft and ask for my money back) totally useless. If you are a small business owner with more than one email address and are looking to use the service forget it. Ive had three months of shear **** and countless hours speaking with support, all of which proved to be a waste of time. Stick with services like dropbox and google and save your money
This is not fixed. I have dropbox and onedrive. On a 200mb connection dropbox took about an hour to download 65gb of various different file types and sizes. Onedrive with exactly the same files 2 days and several restarts of the client later it managed to do it. Sort it out Microsoft.
Dan Brown commented
If it's an improvement that I've uploaded 200 MB out of 700 MB in an hour then I don't want to know how long it took to upload anything before the 'major performance improvement'. 200 Mbps up / down connection here, the sync should have been completed ages ago....
are you kidding?
I do not recommend one drive for large collections (> 100Gb) because its is still too slow!!
Boom! It's NOT Done.
You should be embarrassed Microsoft.
Performance still sucks. Uploads to Dropbox take less 1/4 of the time.
I still have major issue to sync the files on onedrive to my new macbook air and it take for ever to sync. And every hour or so the onedrive quite the sync and ask to rerun the setup again!!!!
It is really annoying and make me think twice to cancel my subscription for extra bytes if this continue same
I have around 100 Mbps upload and download and i just purchase one drive to backup all my photos to ondrive .
I start synchronisation last Monday and we are on Saturday and files are still on "scanning files " status . the size of the files need to be uploaded is around 150 Go so 15 % of total of amount provided by onedrive.
So how can I optimize upload to ondrive or do i purchase an other solution (google, amazon,..)
Just subscribed to Office365 and delighted with the product and excited to have 1TB of cloud for each of 5 subscriptions for the same price - good value - If only it was useable. So far I am two days into uploading 100Gb of photos and so far only 20Gb uploaded. It will take 10 days in total to upload my photos alone. For now I am persevering in the assumption that once it's done once future sync will be less of a problem but this is incredibly slow compared to other products, even cloud solutions from Western Digital external drives and 100's of times faster.
. I have been quite frustrated with the performance of onedrive. The upload and reliability have been poor. I did comparison with onedrive and dropbox. I uploaded a 3.44 mb photo into both onedrive and dropbox. Dropbox took less than a minute, onedrive took about a minute and then kicked out, so I had to click retry and then it worked but it still took close to 3 minutes, so overall the whole process took about 5 minutes. I hope onedrive can correct this issue, I would like to use onedrive, but for now I am switching to dropbox because of speed and reliability.
Desiree D. commented
I don't think this is taken care of. I just copied a bunch of stuff over to OneDrive on the desktop app in Windows 7 (which took about an hour anyway, because it was almost 30 GB). Now it is trying to sync. I started this probably a little after 9:00/9:30 AM. It is now 10:30 AM and it has only made it up to 2.3 GB synced. This is extremely frustrating. Google Drive took a long time too, but you could actually SEE the true progress of it.
I still have major problems with upload speed of OneDrive. Now my Mac is syncing for more than 22 hours to upload only 495 MB. What is going on? I thought iCloud and gDrive are slow, but OneDrive is the slowest of all. Please fix.
Suhaimi Sarip commented
Tremendous improvements on download and upload speed when I unchecked "Use office to work on files with other people" setting.
Mot really. Im uploading 30GB to my onedrive and it took one week for 3.5GB. I have fiber internet at 30MB so not exactly slow.
Jiri Bel commented
Uploading is incredibly slow.
Download speed is still ridicolous. I have a 10 Mbit download connection and OneDrive (here in Italy) uses less than 0.5 Mbit in download. Simply ridicolous if compared to other cloud services.
Pathetic upload speed, we should not have chosen OneDrive for Business, we have Office 365 E4 Plan, with 100 users. We have 100/100 Mbps dedicated fiber optic Internet line in our office, bandwidth usage is below 5% (line is not loaded), we are using Riverbed Steelhead for Office 365 acceleration. However, OneDrive for Business is taking extremely long time to sync user's files. It is syncing 2 files per second (500 kilobyte files). Computers are Lenovo x250, 500GB SSD and Intel i7 CPU, have ample hard drive free space.
as a E3 user I can't use onedrive because of the slow speed. 20GB upload took more than 3 weeks and still "uploading"....
So onedrive for busioness can not be sold to any business costumer as a solution for anything.