OneDrive is pathetically slow with uploads. For at least the last two weeks, it's been closer to dial up speeds. It can take hours to upload 500 meg. Historically, I haven't seen uploads faster than very low broadband speeds. I have a decent broadband connection - can stream HD movies and do other things simultaneously. I'm truly sick of it. What's more amazing...I'M A PAYING CUSTOMER. I'm not just using the free version. I would expect slower speeds if I were only using the free version. But to pay money and get this, pitiful.
We are focused on performance of the client across various scenarios: new files, file edits, initial sync. We’ve made numerous improvements over the course of the past year and have additional work planned in this area.
i get very slow speeds when copying from network shared folder/mapped disk; solution is to copy file to local disk (e.g. desktop) before copying to onedrive folder
Unhappy Customer commented
I don't use onedrive often, and now I remember why. 1 Mbps upload speed. That's really bad.
Totally agree, I am uploading a few small files and it has been stalled for hours now. Dreadful.
Bryan Doan commented
**** Cloud Service with **** download speeds
I gave up with one drive (it's so slow and completely unusable) and started using pcloud - what a difference!! Suddenly my cloud space has function!! Well done Microsoft you sacked yourselves again!! :)
Google drive just works.
Same here. I only notice it on mu iPhone not on my PC. is the "files on demand" thing on the desktop version? I'm not seeing it on the mobile app.
The same is with me, brothers and sisters...wtf is with ms?
Ron Tippelt commented
I am here with the exact same issue. I have a brand new HP with a SSD and just registered 60 Mbps Upload and Download on speedtest.net. When I attempt to upload a few gigs worth of photos straight from my internal SSD to OneDrive, I am averaging 1 Mbps. I cannot believe that my paid product is so embarrassingly slow. I too hope that a fix comes soon or I will be ditching OneDrive for good.
I found that the free version is WAAAAY faster than OneDrive for Business, which I am paying for. I have had a sync running for 8 days already and it still has 3100 files to go. I can come back in 2019 and I doubt it will be done.
I have been waiting a week for the sync to complete, speeds is about 0,2kb/sec. My internet speed i 1GB/1GB. Then I turned off "sync on demand". BOOM!!! Speed up to 15mb/sec.
A factor 75.000 faster
RONALD D JONES commented
I also am a paying customer and it just drives me crazy to go in the next morning and OneDrive is still processing 6 files. This is very unacceptable
SOLUTION: turn OFF "Files on Demand". Once off, I got normal upload speeds.
John S commented
I had this same issue with large upload batches from my Mac (uploading about 13GB worth of data from a prior DropBox repository into a SharePoint location on Office 365 tenant) and figured out resolution myself after unsuccessful calls to MS Support: SOLUTION: turn OFF "Files on Demand". Once off, I got normal upload speeds.
My HD crashed few day ago so I had to reinstall windows and all on new HD. After all that it was time to turn the onedrive on and resync the the few files I have changed in meantime. IT HAS BEEN AT IT FOR PAST 3 DAYS!!!! And its still not synced. I reinstalled the onedrive, reset it unlinked it and all and NOTHING has helped. This is just ridicules. I had never had problem with onedrive but now its totaly worthless since it doesn't sync my FILES!
This has been going on for years. I have tried using only one computer on line to upload and a simple file with 2gigs takes days. Totally unacceptable. Does Microsoft have a fix. I will never buy another product from Microsoft unless this is fixed. I have already wasted countless hours trying different methods, different computers, and different inter nets and always unsuccessful
Microsoft is trying to sale cloud everywhere for everyone. Solutions for SMBs, Enterprises, ... With a service like this one.. The partners who want to go to Microsoft strategy and follow the trends are not supported by the MS support..
We are facing issues for a lot of clients, they complain, we can explain wathever we want but they don't care as we advise them and finally we are the bullsh.. and Microsoft continue to earn money..
We need a real Sharepoint sync with a fast upload, with a better "processing changes" feature, with a real support helping us and not just a company that let their customers alone facing complains.
Tushar Singh commented
Very slow download speeds of the files that i am uploading. Friends are all complaining of pathetic download speeds(near 40KBPS). We tried changing internet connections, Wifi, Jio, all giving very slow download speeds. I uploaded using university wifi and it uploaded happily at 2MBPS. Youtube(1080p) and all other sites are working very fast, no problem with connection for sure. Please find and fix the issue ASAP, which probably seems to be from your end. Whats the benefit of having 1TB of space, when you cant even share files with total size of 688mb also :/ :/ :/
verryyyyyyy sloowww and getting rid of this buzy head cloud..
Vishal Seth commented
I have done a comparison for our enterprise users. OneDrive for Business is 5x to 10x slower compared to Google Drive, Box, DropBox. The disparity becomes larger with larger files.
Before you point to our networks, the comparison has been done on private and public networks. Even done on VMs running in Microsoft Azure. The relative performance difference is the same.
With all services, the cloud data centers are in the same geographical location of West US.
SharePoint and OneDrive is just not working well for collaboration due to their slowness. Slow transfers mean constant document merge conflicts and inadvertent overwrites.
It doesn't matter how many more features exist in OneDrive and SharePoint - but if the core performance of the toolsets isn't there, there's no getting work done.