I’ve been using Odrive for quite a while now and I like it a lot. I’ve been using it to sync with my Amazon Cloud Drive.
The biggest problem for me is that Odrive does not always saturate or make use of my max upload speed. (I’ve set the bandwidth throttling in Odrive to “Normal”) My connection is 200 Mbps Download / 50 Mbps Upload. I’ve disabled IFS because I didn’t like the way it looked when I browse through my files from the Amazon Web browser, but that’s just a minor preference issue and probably unrelated to the speed problem.
What I noticed:
If I add a couple of folders to Odrive for uploading (totaling maybe 30+ files. All these files are over 300 MB), then it will only try to upload 3-4 files simultaneously. When I check the Odrive internet usage, it says it uses about only 5-9 Mbps Total Upload speed.
If I only add one big file i.e. 5 gb, then I see that Odrive uses about 1-2 Mbps Total Upload speed.
If however, I add a lot of folders to Odrive for uploading (totaling well over 100+ large files), “sometimes” Odrive will try to sync many files simultaneously. (like maybe 8 to 13 files simultaneously) When this happens, I will check and see that the total internet usage of Odrive will go up to maybe 20 to 40 Mbps Upload.
I figured that for a single connection, my max upload speed to ACD using Odrive is relatively very slow, 1-2 Mbps. This is also the same as if I use the Amazon Cloud Drive desktop app to upload. It might be because I’m based in Asia.
It is however possible to somewhat alleviate the above problem by establishing many simultaneous connections to when uploading files.
It would be ideal if you could design Odrive to upload a single big file in chunks using many simultaneous connections. i.e. uploading a 10gb file can use 5 simultaneous connections. 1 connection would upload 1 chunk of 2gb. Perhaps this is similar to what some download accelerator programs like “Internet Download Manager” does. However this may prove to be hard or impossible without more cooperation from the Amazon Cloud Drive’s developers.
It would definitely help, as least for users in my case, to be able to specify how many files can be uploaded simultaneously. This is just so that we can be able to fully utilize our max upload/download speeds. I always feel like I’m wasting a lot of time and electricity leaving the PC on (especially overnight) to upload my data, because I’m not able to fully utilize my internet max speed.
With that said, I still like the Odrive app! Please let me know what you think about it and if it’s possible to implement such a feature.
Thank you !!