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Why upload much slower on last 5 files?

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No matter how many files I upload, the last ~5 files will take 5 to 10 minutes. Is this normal?

I have professional account (3TB)

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Re: Why upload much slower on last 5 files?

New member | Level 2

I don't think this is a bandwidth issue.

If I send 205 files, the first 200 will upload in about 3 min, but the last 5 files will take 5-10 min. If I send 55 files, it uploads in about 1 min, but then the last 5 files will take 5-10 min. This happens every time nomatter how many files or size of files.

It is as if DropBox throttles the last 5 or so files to a crawl.


Re: Why upload much slower on last 5 files?

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Hi @guykanon,

That's really curious. Are you trying upload same size files or mix of different sized? One possible reason could be the fact Dropbox arrange files, going to upload, by size and the smallest one gets uploaded first and so on. Is this your case? thinking face

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