Hey Lifehacker, I was helping a friend, who has horribly slow internet, sync files to her Google drive folder. She had large media files that take forever and completely stall the process. Is there a better way to upload large media to Google apart from moving to an NBN-friendly location? Thanks, Driven To Distraction
Google Drive is a convenient storage option, but unfortunately the only method it offers for adding files is uploading. You’ll always be constrained by the available internet speed. It would be nice if Google offered a “send in a hard drive and we’ll upload it” option, but that hasn’t happened (and we don’t expect it ever will).
As we noted when asked a similar question earlier this year, you can explore various options for accessing a faster connection, including checking at a local computer shop or seeing if 4G works better. Also make sure that nothing else is going on using the connection as you upload the files: if there’s also a P2P client active or other people are hooked into the same router, performance will be slower. Beyond that, though, you’re stuck with waiting. (If readers have other tips, please share them in the comments.)
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