iDisk slow upload speeds

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by AFPoster, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. AFPoster macrumors 65816

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    Is anyone else having these upload speed issues? Well, I don't know if it's an issue but it takes a ridiculously long time to upload stuff to my iDisk. Right now I am trying to upload a video (44.3mb) to my Movies folder. It's been running for about 20 minutes now and only at 15.7mb. I did some files yesterday was around 10-15min for 2-3mb files. I have 40gb of storage and nothing else is even running except Google Chrome so I can write this, then I will exit. Also on a brand new 2011 15" high-end MBP. Any ideas? Is there settings I should change? Also Dropbox is like instant for me, is it just iDisk?
     
  2. marc11 macrumors 68000

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    Most ISP's have stupid low upload speeds compared to download. You may get 3 mb/s download but have a 256 k upload. That may be the bottleneck.
     
  3. macography.net macrumors newbie

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  4. AFPoster thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah I'm at 15mbps download /// 3mbps upload
     
  5. marc11 macrumors 68000

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    That is pretty good upload speed, should be too slow to upload a file. Then again, you are still constrained by your router, modem and wireless/wired network devices, but still it should move along.
     
  6. AFPoster thread starter macrumors 65816

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    The nice thing I see with Dropbox is that there is no file upload limit, whereas iDisk is a 1gb file limit even though for me it always caps out around 500mb.
     
  7. jimthing macrumors 6502a

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    I deal with multi-100MB video files (eg. 100MB to 1.5GB) and not one of these "cloud" storage has ever worked at a fast enough speed.

    Nor will for the foreseeable future, as our internet connections are just no where near upto the job. I'm on 100Mbit (down)/10Mbit (up), best domestic speed in the UK, and these cloud services for file storage (and more especially backup) are just a waste of time.

    I'd suggest we need to wait until at least 1Gbit *syncronous* (ie. BOTH ways), rather than asynchronous as they are now, are available for mass background online cloud backups to be a reality. In the UK, circa 2016-17, at a guess.

    Even software like Transmit does sweet FA if truth be told!

    Bugger :-(
     
  8. marc11 macrumors 68000

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    Agreed. I'd love to push about 10 or 15 gigs of data to the cloud for back up storage, but I cannot even think about how long that would take in one shot. Instead I have started sending smaller amounts each day, about a gig a day and it takes forever with my local POS ISP upload speeds.
     

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