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 still having this problem on Onedrive for Windows and have been getting no response from support that won't blame me, my network or my configurations.
The point that Onedrive loses to the competition on speeds seem to not be recognized or addressed.
The main issue I face is while trying to Sync large videos using the Windows application. Photos or smaller files will upload a bit slower than on the competitor cloud products, but will end up uploaded. When it comes to large files, speed drops to close to zero.
OneDrive sync is a bad joke. Speed up sync - it's the most important to OneDrive!
+100000 (even though I'm out of votes)
Speeds are still very low. I've been uploading for last 5 days on 100/100 optics link which had been tested on other services, and I get around 8Mbps upload through web, and OS app isn't much better. When I upload through 3 separate browser sessions (Chrome + Firefox + IE) I get to about 25Mbps and even that is not a steady speed, is easily going down to ~15Mbps. This just proves it's not a hard limit from my PC or infrastructure, it's a limit on the OneDrive side, I'd even say a throttling.
I do welcome news like what Angus posted in September, but this is still far from optimal even now, 2 months later.
From what I've read online, other people are having similar (actually almost exact) experience, of uploading around 50-70GB per day, even though they have Internet connection with way better uploads than that. And this is all recent, in last week or so, after unlimited storage was announced and some people got 10TB allowances.
This my most important point at the moment, as I've bought Office 365 subscription just for this, and now I'll take 2 months just to upload half of my data, and really it should be online in a week at 100Mbps for everything I've got stored on any of my devices. That's a huge difference.
It's so important I went back and removed votes from some other suggestions just so I could add few here! Unlimited storage is no use if we can't get it online, it's like a sports car without the fuel!
Also, I just read a tweet from OneDrive support, saying:
"You may be uploading way too much at one time. We have a 10GB limit when uploading files to OneDrive. ^EC"
So what does that mean? I get let's say 5Mbps throttle per file, so when I upload 3 files of 4GB each (videos from HD camera), I get stuck to 2x 5Mbps because third file is on hold as it's over 10GB total.
If I upload 5000 files of 10MB each I get a concurrent upload for 1000 files, at up to 5Mbps peaking at speeds that I can't achieve right now, in turn limiting me to my 100/100 Mbps? If that's true, should I split all my files up so they get online faster ? I don't get the logics behind "it's slow because it's too large". If you throttle, you throttle based on speeds, not on size...
EDIT: combined my replies, deleted old comment not to look spammy
Jonathan Sprewell commented
Sync between Win 8 pc's and VM's work fine and quickly. When using OneDrive on OS X (Mavericks and Yosemite) it doesn't sync properly. If I add files via Win 8, many times I find myself waiting more than an hour for the OS X OneDrive folder to sync with the online account. If I add files to my OS X folder, it will sync within 10 minutes.
Adding a manual sync/refresh button in the OneDrive OS X toolbar menu would help solve this issue.
Yesterday on the blog (https://blog.onedrive.com/onedrive-now-supports-10-gb-files/) we announced significant sync client performance updates. Since those updates didn't impact mobile or web I won't close this suggestion.
Can you please improve general upload speed. If you compare OneDrive with competitor, usually OneDrive is slower to upload files to the cloud. Does not matter which client or network you are using.