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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
Chunga:
I think that it is very slow only for the initial uploading / downloading, after the initial sync is finished, it should be faster.
Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! 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.
Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! 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!
Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! Papa Bear 5/18/12 1:27 PM
Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! 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. 
Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! 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?
Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! 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.
Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! 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.
Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! 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.
Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! 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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Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! 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.
Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! 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...
Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! 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.
Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! 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.
Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! 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.
Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! 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!
Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! 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!
Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! 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.
Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! StephenMartin 1/14/13 5:53 PM
No. Just an unhappy customer. Good luck!
Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! 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


Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! 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.
Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! 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.
Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! 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.

Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! 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..
Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! 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?
Why is it still working so poorly?

Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! Jay "ArtsGroup" West 3/1/13 3:17 PM
I agree.

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
Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! 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!!
Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! hotrodgrandma3 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?
Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! 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!

Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! 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!

Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! 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!

-ts-

Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! 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.
Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! 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....
Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! 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.
Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! 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?
Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! 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.

Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! 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.

Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! Jacob Armon 11/12/13 12:55 AM
Me too.
Uninstall GDrive and use  SkyDrive or Dropbox instead.
Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! 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.
Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! kenneth jeffcoat 1/6/14 6:58 PM
how can i download app from google
Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! 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.
Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! 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.

Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! 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.

Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! 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.
Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! 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.). :((
Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! 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!!
Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! 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".
Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! 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
Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! Momma Kay 4/23/14 3:51 PM
I missed two days of work from this, and had internet technicians out at my house twice. I had no idea that Google Drive would do this. I'm really disappointed.
Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! e3 Webcasting 4/28/14 10:38 AM
I'm experiencing this same issue. Took me a while to figure it out and I now realize it ruined a hard drive last summer.

This is crazy.

Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! Nozawa 4/30/14 12:12 PM
Google is working for years on this...This is BS
Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! David Yefet 5/19/14 9:01 AM
Just a quick update - I've upgraded my internet from 8mg to 30mg fibre optic (sky internet) and the google drive uploading does not slow my home internet down now, so it's workable though it will still take forever to get all my files up.

Sorry, not a solution maybe I know, but may help some if they have that option...

On the whole terrible service, but a lot cheaper than dropbox so I have no choice if I want online storage.

Hope this helps someone...

Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! Steve Hasselberg 5/19/14 4:50 PM
OK, this was two years ago.  Are the "performance improvements" here yet?  I have the same problem.
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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 ! David Seitz Jr 6/3/14 6:39 PM
I'm experiencing the same problem, apparently two years later. I'm curious... has this issue gotten better for your or are you using a different service now?
Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! webgophers2 6/3/14 6:52 PM
i had to switch. i use dropbox
Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! Steve Hasselberg 6/3/14 7:54 PM
I haven't been using Drive for that long, and so far I'm not impressed.  Seems particularly bad while I'm editing large files.  If I stick to small files I don't notice it running in the background.  Large files take forever and bog everything down.
Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! StephenMartin 6/3/14 8:57 PM
No. I use IDriveSync. It's a good service and costs less than dropbox.
Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! David Seitz Jr 6/3/14 9:04 PM
Very disappointing! I guess I'll be sticking with Dropbox until iCloud Drive releases. I hope that service isn't as dysfunctional.
Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! Taylor crustacean 6/4/14 7:39 AM
what do you guys have in the way of bandwidth?

if you're uploading a ton of stuff and your connection becomes unusable, I'm assuming you are just using all of your (probably limited) upload bandwidth.

ISPs often provide much less upload bandwidth than download bandwidth.

I've never had this problem and I'm almost positive its not Google's fault, especially after two years. Something is going on with you or your ISPs.

Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! matthewfair 6/4/14 7:43 AM
100 Mbps down and 10Mbps up and still we have problems with the Google drive app.  No problems with dropbox.
Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! David Seitz Jr 6/4/14 7:51 AM
"I've never had this problem and I'm almost positive its not Google's fault, especially after two years. Something is going on with you or your ISPs."

I'm sure Google would be glad to know you have so much faith in them, Taylor. I have 50mbps download/10mbps upload speeds. I'd be willing to agree with your argument if I experienced this problem with every cloud syncing service, but the fact that Dropbox never gave me this problem, and Box never gave me this problem, leads me to believe it is not a problem with my internet service. It is a problem with Google Drive alone. In fairness, I'm uploading video work, which is usually over 1GB, but the same videos upload to Dropbox, through their similar syncing service, without slowing down my internet connection. Equally, the files will upload to Google Drive through my web browser without a problem. I only experience slowed internet (so extreme that my internet becomes unusable while Google Drive is syncing) with Google Drive's syncing application.

Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! Taylor crustacean 6/4/14 8:02 AM
Its possible google drive is trying to use all of your bandwidth and dropbox has some kind of throttling set up. I wouldn't consider that a problem. No need to get defensive, if anything i was trying to help you out.

Your download bandwidth doesn't matter here, and 10mbps up isn't a whole lot.

Its not that i have some overwhelming faith in google.. I just don't think anything is wrong with drive, except that it lacks a setting to allow you to select the amount of bandwidth it can use.

Did anyone check task manager to see how much bandwidth you're actually using? Or your router settings if you have that data. Everyone said their uploads were slow, but no one listed an exact value (that i could see). You cant really do any problem solving without that.

If you have 10mbps up, and your files are being uploaded at 1mb/s, drive is working fine, youre just saturating your WAN connection.

The thread below had people describing the same problem, but they listed actual upload values. Instead of claiming google drive was slow, they complained about how google drive didnt allow them a throttling option and was, as a result, saturating their connection.

https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/drive/SUJe8y0oryA%5B1-25-false%5D

Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! Steve Hasselberg 6/4/14 8:47 AM
I agree with David.  While I don't have his speeds at home, I do at work, and the problem persists in both places.  And many of my colleagues complain of the same problem since our whole school just adopted Google Apps for Education and we all jumped onto the Google cloud at the same time.

Meanwhile Dropbox works just fine.  So Google must be at least partially to blame.  If it is throttling, then Google, please fix it.

Why is Google so silent when there are so many similar threads?  They always seem to move on to something new before they finish what they started.  

Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! Joelgerlach 6/4/14 9:28 AM
10mbps isn’t a lot? Wow, I’m wondering what kind of internet connection you have.

According to speedtest.net, 2 out of 10, let me say that again, TWO OUT OF TEN ISPs have upload speeds faster than 10mbps. The rest are under 10mbps. So unless you’re in Kansas City, Austin, or Provo UT and running on google fiber, you have higher upload speeds than 85% of Americans. Congrats.

That being said, no, this is not a problem about clogging bandwidth. I run and operate a boutique visual effects studio in Los Angeles, I have 100mbps down and 10mbps up, so my internet speed is pretty decent. Could it be faster? Sure. But it’s the highest speed Time Warner Cable offers. I regularly upload files to our FTP servers, Dropbox, Hightail, and other client upload locations. I use Little Snitch for Mac, and so I’m able to monitor the exact upload speeds, and I’m usually averaging between 3-6mbps for regular uploads, with 6-8 on FTP.

Then, I switch to Google Drive. Suddenly my entire internet bogs down. Any other web based application slows to a crawl. Even Email takes a long time to download. I’m lucky if my upload speeds are hitting .2mbps. Everything else is basically useless. I shut off Google Drive and all of a sudden, everything perks right back up again.

So no. This is not about internet speeds. This is about a massive glitch in their uploading software that is causing some kind of massive bandwidth slowdown. If you take the time to read what most of this forum is about, you’ll realize it’s not people complaining about slow internet speeds. It’s about people complaining about Google Drive tanking their internet.

(gets off soapbox)
Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! Taylor crustacean 6/4/14 9:37 AM
It still isn't a lot. That just means ISPs suck. 10mbps is still slow.
I have 100/10 at home. Uploads are slow. I want a symmetrical connection.

Chill out mate, i don't work for Google. I was giving you some troubleshooting steps, not someone to yell at. You're mot going to get any help that way.

Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! Joelgerlach 6/4/14 9:46 AM
Ah, my friend, I'm not yelling. I only used caps lock once. ;)

Your logic fails, then, if you say "It still isn't a lot" and then say "ISPs suck". Yes, in comparison to a hard drive, or SSD, or LAN, yes, that isn't "A lot", but if 10mbps up is the top 15% of consumer internet connection, then it would be "A lot" compared to the majority who is slower. I personally love my internet connection, and I don't mind 10mbps at all, compared to what I used to have. It's all in how you look at it.

So, if your desire is to help people, then saying "I'm almost positive its not Google's fault," and commenting on upload speeds (point made above), doesn't actually help, when clearly this forum is filled with literally hundreds of posts about the same issue people are having, especially when they mention that they are not having the same problem with other cloud storage services.

This, by logical deduction, states that there is a problem with Drive and it is causing a significant (maybe not significant to Google, clearly) number of users to no longer use Drive, such as myself.

Needless to say, the only thing that will help here is direct intervention from Google, who has been overwhelmingly silent about this issue despite it persisting for a few years. So no, it's not sucky ISP upload speeds (or the problem would be consistent throughout all cloud based storage services) but a problem in the coding of the Drive client itself.

Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! David Seitz Jr 6/4/14 9:50 AM
Taylor, sorry for coming off defensively. I was just trying to make clear my reasoning for believing my ISP was not the problem. (I'll admit I felt slightly insulted that you insisted it was simply an upload speed issue.) I agree with you - we should have symmetrical upload and download rates. I spent some time in South Korea and really enjoyed the high quality internet service there. I believe it was 25mbps download and upload, for a lot cheaper price than what I pay now. But speed offerings are another whole discussion.

While 10mbps up may not actually be a lot (though it is on the higher end for most US internet customers), it is still not so little that all internet activity should slow to a crawl with the Google Drive app syncing. I think you're right that Google Drive needs to allow users to decide how much bandwidth the app uses. But it's been two years and I can't help but feel disappointed that something hasn't already been worked out. Unless there is a work around for this problem, I have no choice but to use another cloud service, or stick to using Google Drive via my web browser.

Re: Google drive is causing my internet to slow to crawl after adding about 30 to 40 gig to gdrive. Any ideas ! Aaron Troy 7/2/14 5:53 PM
Taylor I think the point you are missing is that you can't help.

Its like thousands of people complaining that water pressure from a water supplier is half that of another supplier, and some douche tells them maybe they are running too many taps at once.  We understand that in your mind you are helping...

Another point worth making is that this thread is two years old now with the same problems.

I have been waiting all morning for Google Drive to upload a file.  After a couple of hours I installed dropbox, set up an account, uploaded the file and emailed the link to client.

An hour later I am still waiting for Google Drive to sync up.

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