I just upgraded to 1T a couple of days ago. Tried to upload about 15G data, but it has taken 2 days and 2 nights and it is still going. It takes about 5-10 minutes to upload a file of 20M. Speedtest shows that upload speed should be 277kpbs, and according to this, it should take about 1.5 minutes to upload such a file. What may be the problem and solution? (By the way, the bandwidth limit is set to Unlimited.
Hi Lusil, Thanks for the tips. Unfortunately the sync time continues to be very slow. This is so even when I am connected to very high speed network (thorough a land line). I think the slow sync problem is not related to the network speed at my end (at least not entirely due to my network speed). I thought when upgraded to 1TB, I could easily upload all of my photos. But I now realise that this is far from true, due to the very slow sync speed. Moreover, if I upload a large file from one device (just about 1G), it also takes very long time to download it to other devices as well, although it is not as slow as uploading. So the capacity of 1TB is impossible to be totally utilized. In my case, I uploaded about 20+G data, and it took a total of 4 days to get 4 devices all synchronised. This is totally disappointing. This is the situation in Australia. Maybe folks in US may have better sync speed.
Unfortunately the sync time continues to be very slow.
Syncing is EXTREMELY slow for me as well. I'm on gigabit internet, unlimited. It seems to take HOURS to update a single powerpoint file so that I can use it from a different device. Have done everything suggested, including setting "don't limit" for uploads and downloads.
Tearing out my hair. OneDrive works much better! I made tghe mistake of using Dropbox to share with a business colleague and it's driving me crazy.
Dropbox must understand most of the performance issues are not related to the user settings. With other cloud storage services, tens of Gigabytes are transmitted, while Dropbox only gives me several few gigabytes with the same period. My job cries. I blame Dropbox. It was sweet.
I tried Onedrive when it came out, and it was horrible. So ultimately I went with TB on dropbox. I often did 60MB uploads in a minute or so. For the past week, my uploads have been taking 10 minutes to get 1 measly 10MB transferred. And although I have 120mb download speeds (which I routinely test), Dropbox has been taking up to five minutes just to open my files folder. Something seems wrong. I've been a long-time devotee of Dropbox, but I am getting less comfortable after reading that Onedrive is now actually functional. I will give it a look.
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