I am trying to upload large files (zipped up they are approximately 150MBs) to my Idisk. I show good upload speeds on my Digital Cable (2MBs) through Speedtest.net. But they take anywhere from 35 minutes to over 8 hours. I am uploading through my Browser (Safari) but my times are all over the board. How can I CONSISTENTLY upload this size file to my Idisk? Any help/suggestions are greatly appreciated.
iDisk is notorious for being slow when it comes to file transfers. Sometimes I think they use the XModem protocol for transfers. Send 128 Bytes, send checksum, wait for verification, send another 128 bytes. etc...
If you will be doing transfers on a frequent basis and want to allow access to them by other people then I would suggest using iDisk as a last resort. You might look into getting in Internet Presence Provider (web hosting company) and setting up your own server. There are some very reasonable web hosting companies that will give you this ability. I personally use 1and1.com for my hosting needs. They have plans for as little as $4 a month.