slow .mac uploads

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Kyle Nerder, Jan 15, 2006.

  1. Kyle Nerder macrumors regular

    Kyle Nerder

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    #1
    Hey,

    I have a demo .mac account. I am debating on subscribing over the next few days.

    One thing that is a mojor turn off is the super slow uploads I am getting. My ISP is good for 256k upload, but 5mb of files is taking 4ever. Is this the way it always is?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  3. ravenvii macrumors 604

    ravenvii

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    Yeah, uploads to iDisk are dead slow. That's one thing that sucks about .Mac. I have a hunch it's got more to do with the Finder than Apple's servers though.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    I don't know that it's Finder because Safari, iWeb and the old iPhoto had the same problem. :(
     
  5. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Think it also depends what time of day you put it up at. Put it up when most of the US goes to sleep and it's much faster. Not rocket-fast, but faster.

    I stuck a 190MB file up the other day and it took a while at 256Kbps upload but not forever. I don't think it was more than about 20 minutes although I wasn't counting.
     
  6. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    Someone tell Apple to use some of their "oh so nice" xserves and put them to good use... ;)
     
  7. Flowbee macrumors 68030

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    Use Transmit to access your iDisk... I find it much faster and more responsive.
     
  8. hob macrumors 68020

    hob

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    Wow! You're right!
    .Mac is so slow! Has anyone tried making an iWebsite? Check mine out, see how long it takes to load:

    http://web.mac.com/hobmcd/iWeb
     

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