slow upload speeds with iDisk using Transmit software

in Mac Software edited January 2014

from doing a bit of research i understand that upload speeds to iDisk should be quicker with an FTP application such as Transmit than with finder. however i am only getting upload speeds of around 20KB/s when my internet connection is capable of 200KB/s upload speeds (1.5 Mbps) (which i can get using other applications for other purposes). so is the restriction something to do with iDisk itself and is there any way of improving the upload speed?




  • Reply 1 of 2
    rob05aurob05au Posts: 348member
    This may not be your connection it is more likely the .mac servers as I see the same issue and at times I will wait 5 - 10 minutes and the speed is sometime much faster.

    This is using Transmit 3.6.1 which may not be fully compatible with leopard as yet.
  • Reply 2 of 2
    you beat me to it

    I was just about to post about this

    I have a Macbook and a Mac pro

    both running OS 10.5.8 with all the same browsers etc..

    for some reason the Macbook is fine with idisk

    and communicates quickly and uploads and downloads fine

    but the Mac pro ? different story.

    drops out all the time , doesn't connect , won't upload , tried Goliath, everything, still no good.

    very frustrating because it's my work computer, it's the one with all the files on

    so I've been transferring stuff to the Macbook and uploading from there.


    transmit is the solution.

    I was told idisk wasn't ftp compatible so I never even tried Transmit

    but IT IS compatible and Transmit WORKS

    and it's VERY quick! hooray !

    so check it out if you are struggling with idisk
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