|Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas !||McDrive||5/12/12 2:11 AM|
Hi, im in Sydney and manage an online website.
Now to the problem. Ive been using google drive for about 2 weeks or so and i had initialy noticed that my internet speeds had dropped a little , and then about 2 days ago i went all out and added about 30 to 40 gig of music and photos to google drive. I mostly added data at my work pc but also added some from my home pc.
Now on my work pc if i pause google drive i get internet speeds of about 10mbps but with google drive running in goes down to about 0.5 to 2 mbps.
Is there anyway to limit google drive and stop it from hogging my bandwith. Im now forced into leaving my pc running after hours just to sync these files.
Thanks in advance !
|Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas !||liran1||5/13/12 2:16 AM|
You can press on Google Drive - 'pause', for temporary pausing the sync so your internet speed will return to be normal.
But if there was a upload / download bandwidth limit from Google Drive it would have been better.
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|Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas !||Chunga||5/14/12 12:49 PM|
I have the same PROBLEM. Just change from Dropbox to Drive and this was the worst change i had. Never had this problem with Dropbox. It wonder if i can live with that.
|Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas !||liran1||5/15/12 12:14 AM|
I think that it is very slow only for the initial uploading / downloading, after the initial sync is finished, it should be faster.
|McDrive||5/15/12 12:21 AM|
Thanks for your thoughts. I have read somewhere that is does get better after initial upload , but ive left my pc on all night for last 3 to days and it still hasnt finished updloading. So not only does google drive slow down my internet,its also real slow to upload aswell. Might have to bite the bullet and buy some dropbox storage. You get what you pay for i guess.
|rabbit47||5/18/12 1:03 PM|
I agree. I didn't think I was even saving anything to the drive. but after a a few days, my computer slowed down to the point that it wasn't even functional. I uninstalled the software. I may install it again later after checking with forums. I don't need the service that much, but I do need my computer!
|Papa Bear||5/18/12 1:27 PM|
|Teresa - Docs & Drive Community Manager||5/22/12 9:44 AM|
Hey there - thanks for trying Google Drive. I'm sorry to hear that you are encountering some slowness while using Google Drive. We're working on performance improvements to make this a better user experience.
|smithjam||5/22/12 2:46 PM|
Hi, I think the term 'some slowness' is a bit of an understatement given the performance I have seen over this past week. Is there any ETA as to when the upload speed issues will be resolved? And if not, how would I go about obtaining a refund on the cost of the additional storage that I paid for but have been unable to use?
|webgophers||5/22/12 6:25 PM|
Same problem here. i almost bought a new router today. but i tested all the other computers and they were fine. mine is the only one with google drive. i have a mac. my kids noticed they couldn't play on the xbox if my google drive was on.
WOW! What a headache. It took me about 3 hours to finally figure out Google Drive was causing the problem. Please fix ASAP or I am going back to Drop Box.
|Holmes108||5/23/12 8:52 AM|
I'm having the same issue. Noticed my connection was slower all around, and stopped all programs that connect to the web (Dropbox, Google Music manager, etc) and determined that it's definitely Google Drive.
using speedtest.net I typically have a ping of 15ms and get anywhere from 60-100Mbps down. Most of my services effect this result very minimally, however when Google Drive is running, my ping is anywhere from 80-150ms and my download is 10Mbps max!!! I've repeated the results numerous times with and without Google Drive and have no doubt it's the culprit.
It doesn't matter if it's syncing or not, and I've used the "pause" option, but get the same results. It's a shame because I love the service and recently purchased the additional 25GB of storage. I really need this performance to improve or I'll have no choice but to return to Dropbox. I know it's a new service, and I really hope this can be fixed in the next update or two, and quickly.
|matthewfair||5/31/12 7:41 AM|
My google drive is totally killing my company bandwidth. If I turn on google drive it actually gets to a point were our email server can't send or receive until google drive is paused. I have 12 files that won't sync and can't tell which files they are. The google drive client really sucks... need a fix and quickly to keep me as a paying customer @ $10 a month. The new client will need bandwidth limits, file state feedback etc.
|PostNet Lake Mill||5/31/12 4:25 PM|
We spent two days diagnosing this exact same problem that nearly crippled our business. After spending a $150 for an IT tech to come out and two trips by Time Warner Cable we were able to resolve it to this program. We even bought more space thinking it was a space issue...During the two days Google drive has only indexed 11% of the files we wanted to share, but it did manage to keep us crippled during the same period.
The drive also does not index multiple layers of folders...or maybe it was able to get that far in the process before we put the ax to it.
Bottomline, we will not be using this service as a means to share our business documents in house. Sorry google, you have a lot of work to do before even thinking about letting this out of the bag for mainstream users.
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|stevedeszines||8/1/12 4:26 PM|
Seriously. This is the best you can do? I'm not happy with that response. I'm paying money to run your software and to say that your team is working on it, is unacceptable. I'd like to see a more detailed answer. Thank you.
|nyersike||8/25/12 9:38 PM|
hello! I am having the same problem... Google Drive not only slows down but kills my internet connection. When Google Drive turned on my wifi dead, no pages downloaded, etc. This is one sympton but the other problem is that I left it there for a few days(!) and only a few files were synchronised. I am sorry to say that but Google Drive is the worst cloud service of all. I am waiting the upgrade because this version is just not ruining your prestige...
|Muktsar||9/28/12 6:47 PM|
I am in the same boat. Took a week to figure out why internet is slowing down. First I blaming my ISP and then the modem. There should be a limit that how much bandwidth we can assign to GD.
|anzize||10/16/12 12:39 AM|
It's now 16.oct. and I have this problem, g-drive is killing us.
Initial upload is a total pain... just can't upload 20G in a week.
|Edwardddd||10/16/12 1:25 AM|
I moved from using GdocBackup for keeping 'safe' local copies to Google Drive and bit the bullet of syncing 45GB in about 9,000 files over a couple of weekends and even now after 'sync complete' google Drive seems to be killing the internet connection here.
|Naysay||1/3/13 7:44 PM|
I'm having this problem as well and it's incredibly annoying. Literally can't use my internet if Music Manager is uploading music.
If it hasn't been diagnosed and fixed by now, I don't think it will for quite some time. Which is interesting considering how big of a problem this could be for some people.
|RedPlumpTomato||1/4/13 5:25 PM|
Agreed! This is a problem that can easily be fixed. I've been having it for approx 4 months now. I put in a ticket with Google and they were useless. They simply stated that they could not reproduce the issue on their end.. They acted as if they have never heard of this issue, yet, these boards say otherwise! I think it's time to go back to dropbox!
|StephenMartin||1/4/13 5:34 PM|
I agree. Google simply isn't not responding to this issue in a way that instills confidence in the product. My remedy? Went back to dropbox.
|RedPlumpTomato||1/4/13 8:07 PM|
I'll miss the awesome sharing features of Gdrive, plus, the integration with my android phone.. Ah well, no sense keeping a product that doesn't work.. Too bad Dropbox is more expensive!
|StephenMartin||1/4/13 9:54 PM|
They don't seem to care if I stay or go, so why should I? I have no regrets. The product will survive without me.
|Tanya Tpsq||1/14/13 5:28 PM|
Do you work for Google? I am having huge problems with my government contracts and the slowness on their server using "Google Doc's and Drive" can you offer any advice?
|StephenMartin||1/14/13 5:53 PM|
No. Just an unhappy customer. Good luck!
|AaaK||1/28/13 11:25 PM|
I had the same problem. Extremely frustrating... uploading with any Google Drive client would make my internet connection unusable (latency go to >1000ms). I eventually solved it by limited the bandwidth of Google Drive upload. In linux I did this with the 'trickle' bandwidth manager, for example using the grive client:
trickle -s -u 20 -d 20 -w 50 -t 0.1 grive
|Clayton Abdilla||2/1/13 2:45 PM|
Things for me are a slight different. Though i do not have that much of data on it (3gb) I experience a complete non functionality to access internet on booth up and than it's ok. Took me some days to discover it out but when i disabled it it worked everything fine. so it surely comes from it. Drop box did not have that issue in any way and on it i have some 5gb. Hope they fix it soon as otherwise i would have to disable it.
|Youssef Hanna||2/2/13 12:04 PM|
I also have the same problem, specially when it comes to uploading and yes, my quad core 2 gm ram pc slows down like no tomorrow !
The only way to have a similar performance to dropbox pc app is to upload an entire folder via google Chrome
Pros: you see the progress of each upload and you can upload by folders
Cons: unloke the pc app where you can just leave it at home and go to work, the procedure is too manual
Word of warning, make sure you leave the uploading to chrome and use a seprate Window, not a tab, I once closed chrome (many tabs including the one that had the uploading) then ... lost my progress so it was a nightmare to know where I stopped,
Please let me know what you think,
|d21rich||2/3/13 11:30 PM|
I did the whole routine of uninstalling then reinstalling Chrome, rebooting my router and then I wondered if it was GDrive.
I was only uploading simple MS-Office type docs but it would take days to get 500 of them uploaded and also seemed to stall at points. I never did get it finished.
So like a lot of you I have completely removed GDrive from my PC and am going to try out DropBox.
|Nick Christ||2/23/13 2:40 PM|
For whatever reason, Google drive takes up a TON of bandwidth/memory. I'm on a PC, so I've just been hitting Ctrl-Alt-Delete and then stopping/ending the GDrive "Process". It restores my internet speed, but having to do it all the time has already gotten old. Will likely delete GDrive and wait till Google comes up with a better solution.
Agree with other user. Dropbox much better solution at this point.
|Jay "ArtsGroup" West||2/25/13 5:52 PM|
this is just bad... :( my computer is basically coming to a crawl and I have one of the fast computers out. The resource issue on this should be fixed as soon as possible. We are regretting paying for Google Drive. I guess it's back to Dropbox since Google can't figure this out..
|PaperboyNate||3/1/13 3:15 PM|
Its taken a week, and only has 45 GB done. I have to constantly babysit it. It stalls, it stops, its terrible. Its slow, but somehow is taking ALL of my bandwidth (we have 24MB down connection)...everything else in office runs slow unless I pause it. Don't have that problem with other services we have used.
I'm coming from SugarSync and have used Dropbox. Google Drive isn't comparable to these products.
If I was the team that developed this, I would be embarrassed. Have they ever even used their competitors products?
Hasn't it been out since last May?
|Jay "ArtsGroup" West||3/1/13 3:17 PM|
Has a ticket been placed for this? Is there a voice or ear on this?
|Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas !||Judith Garcia-Martinez||4/21/13 8:43 AM|
Do not install this program you will immediately experience internet slowdowns that may affect all devices. I had to uninstall. I do not recommend and will not use
|safeharb||6/28/13 5:48 AM|
Same problem here.. I'm dropping Google immediately. My learning curve was slower than some of the rest of you, but I finally figured out that it was Google drive causing the problem - only after five calls to my ISP and two technician calls trying to trace the problem. Back to Dropbox for me!!
|Cheryl Garrison||6/28/13 5:37 PM|
Thanks Teresa for your encouragement last year. However.... today is June 28, 2013 and I am having the identical problem. Meaning, after more than 1 year, the issue has NOT been even remotely resolved. I have only used 16% of my Google Drive storage. But, my computer became completely unuseable then entire day when I copied some folders over into it. Then, at 6:00 PM when it was done syncing, my compute continued to be very very problematically sluggish.... I deleted cookies and temp. files. I restarted it, shut it down complete and restarted it. Ran PC cleanup program, spyware, maleware.... turned off google drive on the task bar. Only slightly better but not good. As you can see, at least I am able to access the internet after deciding I needed to "google" for answers. Everything is still so sluggish I can't stand to do any work on my PC. So, what were those performance improvements you mentioned last year?
|Gashy||6/30/13 10:31 PM|
Same problem here, got me fully frustrated for the past 4 days, called up my ISP they tried everything, and all the while I thought it was on their end poor people, I was so mad at them. I wish there was some way to take all that madness and direct it towards Google Drive division staff for such an awful customer service.
A year's gone by and the problem still persists! This is outrageous Teresa! You do know switching back to DropBox is just a few clicks away! I switched to Google in the first place because I actually love and trust this company for its quality secure and stable services, I actually purchased more space as a matter of fact, and I sure wasn't expecting such crappy performance on your side.
Google's high performance in past years has raised our expectation bar, leading us to rely on Google services which means little tolerance room for such silly mistakes. Fix it ASAP before we regret our decision of switching to GD!
|Joelgerlach||7/5/13 10:35 AM|
I'm having the same problem. I did a speed test with drive not syncing, and it was around 15mbps down. Then re-enabled drive and let it start syncing, and it dropped to .8mbps down. That's a MASSIVE drop in internet speed, and Drive isn't even taking up all that bandwith, it's still as slow as ever!
Google, this is unacceptable! I don't know what major bug is occurring, but no file sync should be able to drop all incoming/outgoing speeds so drastically. This needs to be fixed ASAP! Until then, I'm going back to dropbox, which, although its upload speeds may be slow, does not cause my ENTIRE INTERNET to grind to a halt everytime I sync!
|Tom Shields||7/8/13 4:10 PM|
Like other posters, I also called my ISP and had my cable company come to the house, and eventually traced the problem to Google Drive on one computer. I don't understand how Google Drive on one computer can bring down my entire internet connection for my house, to the extent that other computers can no longer resolve DNS, but it definitely does somehow. I really wanted to use GDrive, but can't until this is fixed!
|Amir Khalaji||7/10/13 8:57 AM|
Please help. I have the same problem. We really need to set the bandwidth for syncing. It's making the server almost dead.
|Piotr Grzymski||7/14/13 5:55 AM|
The same here.. No issues with dropbox, when switched to Google Drive my upload from 10Mbps dropped down to almost 0, while uploading process takes forever....
|StephenMartin||7/14/13 6:39 AM|
It's been well over a year since my post, and still, Google has done nothing. There's only one explanation for their inaction...they do not care. They are simply another big corporation that has no interest in serving those that are unhappy with their product. Sad.
|Fellini Fan||9/16/13 12:30 PM|
I"m like all of you. I thought I was accessing Google's "Cloud". Some Cloud. While Google Drive is on, I can't reach most of my usual Internet pages, or they come on after a loooooooong wait, like back in the bad old days of Netscape 101. The only tip (if you can call it that) I can provide is turn the blinking Google Drive OFF, when you're on the Net. But where can we all sign up for Google Drive to stop hogging the Net when we need it?
|Darren Mummery||9/30/13 5:23 PM|
This thread is over a year old and the responses from Google about working on a solution are of the same vintage. I thought it was too good to be true having 15gig of free storage. This is so painfully slow uploading files.
Google Drive reminds be of an old dial-up plan I was on. It offered "unlimited" downloads. The catch being that unlimited meant nothing due to the slow speed. Very much like the 15gig on Google Drive.
|damoau||11/9/13 4:57 PM|
Hi, Just finished going throw 1.5 hours of possible reasons why the internet was terribly slow, and guess what! It was Google drive. I loaded it 2 days ago and transferred around 20GB of data my internet went from 6-7mbps down to 0.5 mbps.
I have bought all the Google products for my business, but the drive program is something i will not use ATM. Back to dropbox for me.
|Jacob Armon||11/12/13 12:55 AM|
Uninstall GDrive and use SkyDrive or Dropbox instead.
|Enrico Crivellaro||12/9/13 8:45 AM|
Same here--my internet connection has become useless since I have started to use Google Drive. It doesn't matter whether it is uploading or in pause mode. I basically can no longer work on the computer. I have the paid option (extra storage, whatever it is called), will cancel it as soon as I get around to transferring the files.
|kenneth jeffcoat||1/6/14 6:58 PM|
how can i download app from google
|Guy Johnson||1/7/14 3:50 PM|
If you have Windows 8.1 don't, whatever you do, use SkyDrive. It's even worse. At least with Google Drive you can pause while you get on with something else. SkyDrive is always on and hogs the bandwidth and if you kill the process it resurrects itself after a few minutes.
|DCIS Steve||2/13/14 9:10 AM|
I've known about this problem for quite some time. My internet speed drops to a crawl whenever Google Drive is syncing (uploading). I had just hoped that it would've been fixed by now.
It's really bad, and this is not something I've ever experienced with Cubby or Dropbox, which are the cloud storage solutions I must use for very large files because honestly, Google Drive just isn't up to the task. It kills the performance of everything that requires the internet when uploading.
This has been a complaint for years from tons of google drive users, and Google has relatively unlimited resources they could throw at this problem and fix it if they wanted to. I'm just curious as to why they haven't.
|mnixxon||3/3/14 3:44 PM|
Browser: Chrome (latest version)
Operating System: OS X Mavericks 10.9.1
I had Google Drive installed on my MacBook Pro and it literally made the network unusable. I spent hours debugging this issue yesterday and even solicited the tech support assistance from BrightHouse. With intermittent failures to connect and many dropped packets, the problem appeared to be a modem issue. However after substantial trial and error debugging we finally isolated the issue down to my MacBook Pro and specifically to the Google Drive application running on the MBP. Once the application was killed all network resumed normal operation for all nodes. This is really unacceptable.
|endershadow||3/27/14 5:09 PM|
I tested Google Music Manager with a VPN and the internet was no longer slow! I assume our internet providers don't like us uploading our entire music collection and are throttling us.
|David Yefet||4/3/14 9:28 AM|
Almost 2 years after the initial post and Google drive is still collecting more innocent victims like me - very disappointing. I trusted Google not anymore. At this rate it will take 2/3 months to complete my upload 24 hrs a day whilst slowing down the network for all at work. (home network cannot handle it at. all.). :((
|jburnz||4/3/14 4:00 PM|
it does not get better after the intial upload unless you never add additional data. I archive photos to Gdrive and it destroys inet speed everytime. I would definitely leave but they just increased storage for the same amount per month by 1000%. Dropbox never caused these problems but was much more expensive. I retain the right to complain and ask that Google step up and fix this!!
|Patrick Bertlein||4/6/14 2:22 AM|
"Some slowness" is a joke, this thing takes a half hour per song that I am trying to put on here. It is absurd, but thanks for the "apology".
|David Yefet||4/7/14 2:00 AM|
Hi Steve, Ive reached the point where I don't think its feasible for me to use Google Drive as it's too slow. I have 200+ gb to upload and it will take months. I have to do this at work as my home internet becomes unusable, whereas my work internet seems to be able to handle it. This means though that I have to bring my home laptop to work and leave it around the clock but it's still too slow regardless... Are there any downsides to using cubby that I need to be aware of? In terms of features/policies compared to google drive? Thanks for any help... Dave