1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    Why is the upload speed so slow on my Onedrive?

    Would have expected near 10mb/s not 0.5mb/s that I am currently seeing. Been uploading for 15 hours now and this is the average speed!

    Is there anything can be done to speed this up?
    01-23-2017 09:35 AM
  2. alex2504's Avatar
    Why is the upload speed so slow on my Onedrive?

    Would have expected near 10mb/s not 0.5mb/s that I am currently seeing. Been uploading for 15 hours now and this is the average speed!

    Is there anything can be done to speed this up?
    01-23-2017 09:46 AM
  3. holdum333's Avatar
    Hi Welcome to Windows Central! See if any thing here helps! https://www.groovypost.com/howto/man...wnload-speeds/
    If you need more help,please join the forum!
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/ask...community.html
    01-23-2017 11:30 AM
  4. Minh Junior Dinh's Avatar
    Oh, man. That's really bad. What are you uploading and which device are you using to upload it? OneDrive takes a long time to upload photos for me. Edit: I switched to Dropbox.
    01-23-2017 07:06 PM
  5. mtf1380's Avatar
    Why is the upload speed so slow on my Onedrive?

    Would have expected near 10mb/s not 0.5mb/s that I am currently seeing. Been uploading for 15 hours now and this is the average speed!

    Is there anything can be done to speed this up?
    I "REALLY" feel your pain...having the same issues. I had to move my OneDrive (86GB) from C:, to D:, on my Surface Pro 3 to clear up some disk space. The download is monopolizing my Internet speed, and killing my productivity. I did find a helpful feature in OneDrive; in the Hidden Icon Section of the taskbar: select the ^ to reveal all the hidden icons in the taskbar > Right Click on the OneDrive Icon > select "Pause syncing" > select: 2 hrs; 8 hrs; or, 24 hrs. I have had to do this a number of times to move some updates along.
    holdum333 likes this.
    01-23-2017 07:21 PM
  6. holdum333's Avatar
    Hi is this your thread on AaQ? Sure looks familiar.
    Last edited by holdum333; 01-24-2017 at 12:36 AM. Reason: remove dead WC link!
    01-23-2017 08:36 PM
  7. pkcable's Avatar
    Hi is this your thread on AaQ? Sure looks familiar.
    I merged them! :)
    holdum333 and Guytronic like this.
    01-23-2017 11:09 PM
  8. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Why is the upload speed so slow on my Onedrive?

    Would have expected near 10mb/s not 0.5mb/s that I am currently seeing. Been uploading for 15 hours now and this is the average speed!

    Is there anything can be done to speed this up?
    Have you tried to restart the service? or the device?

    And how many files are being uploaded? Are they small sized and many or large sized and few?
    Guytronic likes this.
    01-24-2017 12:19 AM
  9. alex2504's Avatar
    Yes have tried restarting the service. Also tried to upload some files from my work pc and getting similar speeds. Most of the files are photos which are around 3mb.

    Looks like i need to find an alternative cloud service, as this is not acceptable. Was at 40gb after 2 days.... have stopped the upload now and will research alternatives.
    01-24-2017 03:47 AM
  10. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Yes have tried restarting the service. Also tried to upload some files from my work pc and getting similar speeds. Most of the files are photos which are around 3mb.

    Looks like i need to find an alternative cloud service, as this is not acceptable. Was at 40gb after 2 days.... have stopped the upload now and will research alternatives.
    and if you upload using the website? Does that upload faster?
    01-24-2017 04:35 AM
  11. alex2504's Avatar
    the browser crashes with an out of memory error, have tried Google Chrome & Internet Explorer, both produce the same error. Dragging the folders onto onedrive in file explorer works best with no errors, but slow...
    01-24-2017 06:15 AM
  12. mtf1380's Avatar
    the browser crashes with an out of memory error, have tried Google Chrome & Internet Explorer, both produce the same error. Dragging the folders onto onedrive in file explorer works best with no errors, but slow...
    I tried to avoid the upload/download thing by just using the recommended MOVE method: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...nedrive-folder

    But.. still OneDrive is upload/download the 86GB of files, I am geographically restricted to ATT U-verse, and only 12mb/s download. Have worked with ATT Tech Support for 2.5 days, and MS Surface Tech Support for .5 days. Still no success as of yet. Microsoft Surface Support recommended go to a High-Speed Café to Upload/Download my OneDrive files; I haven't done so (yet), but it might be a good suggestion, and possible solution, for you?
    01-24-2017 09:01 AM
  13. Danobe's Avatar
    Yes have tried restarting the service. Also tried to upload some files from my work pc and getting similar speeds. Most of the files are photos which are around 3mb.

    Looks like i need to find an alternative cloud service, as this is not acceptable. Was at 40gb after 2 days.... have stopped the upload now and will research alternatives.


    Before you try another download service, I suggest you try to upload some file(s) to, say, Dropbox, Google drive, and ShareFile. THis, of course, to test the upload speed on your end. You should also do some broadband tests to see if the bottleneck is with your service.

    I think it just might be, considering what speeds you get. It sounds very much like you have 12mps down, 1mps up (including overhead).

    Edit: I now read the thread title (sigh!). But you should at least try some of the other free file sharing sites, as it might still be a problem with AT&T.
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    01-24-2017 09:19 AM
  14. alex2504's Avatar
    Speed test carried out just now.

    capture.jpg
    01-24-2017 12:48 PM
  15. Danobe's Avatar
    Hmm, that's weird.

    Have you tried the other upload services mentioned?
    01-24-2017 01:35 PM
  16. alex2504's Avatar
    Know idea why but has started uploading at 18mbps, might have been the threat of cancelling upload... :-)
    Chintan Gohel and holdum333 like this.
    01-24-2017 02:56 PM

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