iDisk Issues

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Tigercat212, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. Tigercat212 macrumors regular

    Aug 6, 2008
    So, as I've read, the MobileMe iDisk is agonizingly slow. Anybody know if there is an update on the way?

    So, I am using Transmit to access my iDisk. But, I'm confused on what to type. Here is the picture:


    What do I input in each of these fields? Can anyone give me exact directions? Please, I need to do this quickly as I am under a time limit.

    Thanks in advance,

  2. dylanbrown macrumors 6502

    Aug 20, 2008
    Why not just use the mounted iDisk disk image that's on your desktop - it lloks like this:
  3. Manzana macrumors 6502a


    Jul 19, 2004
    Orange County, CA
    Wirelessly posted (White iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_0_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5C1 Safari/525.20)

    at home on my mac I use the mounted iDisk image and it is pretty fast, at work I use to upload and it is blazing - T1 of course.
  4. tallyho macrumors 6502a


    Aug 15, 2004
    Because it's very very very slow and usually gives "Last sync failed" messages?

    This has been widely reported for years:
    Here's a sample quotation from that thread:
    For what it's worth, I find the mounted iDisk works reasonably well for very small files (text files etc) but routinely fails to sync larger files. Uploading with something other than Finder is much quicker. I'm sure Apple could fix Finder if they wanted to.
  5. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040


    Nov 17, 2007
    das Fort
    I put my iDisk in the dock and it usually opens just as fast as a local folder.
  6. realitydream macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2008
    file size...

    does anyone know if there is a max file size upload, cos when i put large files up there, the copying 'never stops'... we're talking over 20mb files...
  7. theonlyandyt macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2008
    In my experience, it's just rubbish. I have a good up and down speeds on my ADSL and I've never managed to upload anything over 25MB. I have managed a 20MB file but it took so long (over 3 hours :eek:) I've have found it easier to carry a usb drive with me. :mad:
  8. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

    Jan 16, 2008
    Bristol, UK
    I think the official limit is 1GB, so you shouldn't have a problem with files like that.

    The reality is that iDisk can be very unreliable.

    My tips:

    - If you want to copy multiple files, put them in a folder. Finder seems to cope with this better
    - Run transfers of large files overnight
    - Try zipping files if you have problems uploading them normally
  9. wackymacky macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2007
    38°39′20″N 27°13′10″W
    Slow? I have had no problems at all with iDisk being slow, either as a mounted disk on my mac at home or as a "web folder" on my work PC.

    I copied (downloaded) a folder with 100 MB of data (acorss aprox 30 files) from it yesterday and it took aporx 4-5 min.

    I don't know if it is running off different servers in New Zealand.
  10. jc1350 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2008
    Just so you know:

    The pre-mounted iDisk in Finder (the pretty pink icon) uses http (no encryption).

    You can mount your own https idisk simply by pressing command-k with the Finder menu active and going to
  11. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040


    Nov 17, 2007
    das Fort
    But does it look as pretty?!?
  12. jc1350 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2008
    I like the generic file-share icon better (metallic blue with 3 "people" as the logo). The "real" idisk icon would be better in blue to match the normal MobileMe icon/logo. The pink is

    But what really matters is having https instead of http.
  13. btbrossard macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2008
    I've had pretty good speeds with Mobile Me, however, I sometimes get a file that will never finish transferring:


    On a side note, how do I get rid of said stuck file after it never finishes. When I try to delete, it says its "in use".
  14. richbos macrumors newbie


    Jan 25, 2009
    Try Interarchy

    Yes, not that reliable over all for me either (wasn't anyway), and I still just used it for backup rather than dynamic work. I hadn't been able to dump anything hefty in there at all, until recently as now it seems better...since they've revised the Public folder front end (?), as such I've successfully dumped a load of disk ISO's and .DMG's in mine over the past few days using 'Interarchy' - neither the Finder, Cyberduck or even Transmit managed a steady reliable upload for all files, Interarchy seems the best of the lot and did the job even over flaky Costa Rican broadband via a fluctuating 1mb wi-fi link.

  15. TLewis macrumors 65816

    Sep 19, 2007
    left coast, US
    If you only need 2GB or less, check out dropbox ( ) -- it's pretty brainless online disk storage and synchronization. Check out the video. It works on Macs, PCs, and linux boxes, and they give you 2GB free with an unlimited number of synchronized Macs/PCs/etc..

    If you need more than 2GB, it's something like $99/year for 50GB.

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