Problems with Google Drive

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Multipass, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. Multipass macrumors member

    Mar 27, 2015
    So I go to Google Drive, I choose a folder to upload. This folder is about 600MB, it's filled with all kinds of stuff that I want to backup.

    Upload starts, goes nice and fast (I have a 50/50 FiOS connection). I leave and come back ten minutes later to find an error, only 30MB were transferred, then it stopped completely.

    So I click on"Retry" and it goes again, uploads 100MB in a few minutes, but then gives me another error. Click Retry again and it goes.

    I come back a while later and it's stuck at 454MB. It's just stuck, no error this time. It stays there for ten minutes until it starts moving again on its own, but very slow.

    Then I get another error at 525MB. Click Retry again and it finishes really slow.

    So what is this about? Why the errors? Why would Google not continue transferring around the error? If I set a 10Gib upload and then leave for a few hours or go to sleep, why should it stop for an error at 20MB? Many why the freezes without the errors?

    Here's the kicker, it did the same thing about three months ago. The last time I used it, it was just as unreliable and finicky. I could understand that they throttle the speed to conserve bandwidth, but to stop the upload altogether for 10 minutes is crazy.

    Is it something I am doing?
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    No way for us to know.

    I've seen problems like that on networks that are configured improperly.
  3. Multipass thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 27, 2015
    I have no other problems with anything else.

    Here's another problem that I just found. Before I started the transfer in question, I deleted everything that was in the Google Drive (4 folders filled with old stuff). I'm then went and emptied the trash, it was all gone.

    Now when I go back to Google Drive it shows those 4 folders right at the root of the drive, but they are empty. So I deleted them again, and emptied the trash. Mother when I went back an hour later, those 4 folders were back yet again :mad:

    This is serious unreliability. I'm used to Google being better than this.

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