Should OneDrive be this slow?

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  1. Traverse macrumors 604

    Traverse

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    I have average Internet, 10.6 megabits down up and 1.15 Megabits up.

    I need to upload 12 GB of data to OneDrive. It has been running for eight hours, and it has only uploaded 3.5 GB of data. And I can tell a noticeable slowdown for any other device that connects to the Internet while it is running.


    Should it be this slow?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    1.15 Mbps upload speed translates to roughly 150 KB/s upload speed, which means 9 MB get uploaded per minute, 540 MB uploaded per hour and 6.480 MB or roughly 6.5 GB per day, thus those 12 GB will take two days continuos uploading.

    1 Megabit per second is roughly 0.125 MegaByte per second, since 1 bit is 1/8 of a Byte.

    As for the rest of your browsing experience, that is expected, since websites need to check what is already downloaded via uploading information, thus a full upload channel will put a damper on the browsing.
     
  3. Traverse thread starter macrumors 604

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    Thank you. I did not know the Mbps to KB/s conversion. I appreciate your help.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Yes, most ISP advertise their speeds in Megabit, since it is the bigger number, but since all file sizes are measured in Byte, it is misleading, thus a 16 Mbit download speed translates to 2 MB/s, which is quite fast anyway, since one can download almost 173 GB per day. Since most internet connections are asynchronous, meaning the upload speed is a lot slower than the download speed, a 16 Mbit download speed often only translates to 2 Mbit upload speeds, which would be "only" 21.6 GB per day, but you have a much slower upload speed anyway.

    Look at the Post your internet connection speed thread in the Picture Gallery sub-forum, to be in awe at some of those speeds and be glad, some of those speeds are not yours, to fill the time.
     
  5. flynz4 macrumors 68040

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    A couple of corrections:

    1) The recognized convention is to measure bit serial communication in Kb/s, Mb/s or Gb/s because the communication media is fundamentally bit serial. By contrast, most parallel interfaces are measured in KB/s, MB/s etc... but most of those interfaces have been obsoleted by newer bit serial interfaces... due to their inherent advantages at higher performance levels.

    2) I believe you meant to say "asymmetric" (not asynchronous... which is a totally different thing).

    Those two corrections, notwithstanding... you post is spot on and good advice.

    /Jim
     

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