Problems with speed on bigger files (MEGA)

First of all, it's my first time using rclone or even using cloud services for such big files, I'm sorry if this is a stupid question or if I'm being just dumb but my situation is really urgent and I'm kinda desperate at this point.

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

So I'm having some problems with my HDD and I don't know how long it'll last until it's last "breath", that's why I've decided to make a backup of important stuff (A lot of video editing related stuff, like: stocks, project files, photos, render files, 3d objects and university projects). The thing is that the folder's size is @ 150gb with more than 25.000 files, that's why I simply couldn't make this happen without the help of a program like rclone.

So I went ahead and used rclone to move the folder to MEGA's cloud, the thing is that the process of the folder to the mounted remote was quite easy, everything went fine and it only took me 20min. But after that only small files are uploaded, the bigger ones take a long while to finally appear on the cloud. I'm into 12 hours of straight upload and no usage of my PC but still only 38gb have been uploaded.

The real question is: Is this a bug or something that usually happens when dealing with MEGA? Is it fixable?

TL;DR Only smaller files out of my 150gb folder are being uploaded with a decent speed, other bigger files are taking more than 2 hours to get uploaded and there's still plenty more to be processed.

What is your rclone version (output from rclone version)

rclone v1.53.1

Which OS you are using and how many bits (eg Windows 7, 64 bit)

Windows 10, 64 bit

Which cloud storage system are you using? (eg Google Drive)


The command you were trying to run (eg rclone copy /tmp remote:tmp)

rclone mount --vfs-cache-mode writes yikes:// y:

I don't know if the logs are actually needed, in case they're i'll make sure to find and upload them asap. Sorry for incovenience, I'm not a tech guy even though I can manage to do some stuff when I need to. This just feels to advanced for me but I don't have any other option.

hello and welcome to the forum

about mega
"There doesn't appear to be any documentation for the mega protocol beyond the [mega C++ SDK] source code so there are likely quite a few errors still remaining in this library."

given that the hard drive might die at any minute.
i would suggest that you get a free trial at, 1TB for 30 days.
i can easily saturate my 1Gpbs fiber connection.

and i would not use mount for many reasons instead
rclone copy c:\path\to\local\folder wasabi:

I'll be trying this right now then I comeback to say if it worked. Thanks for the help!

also, you can use this flag for testing

Worked like a charm. Thank you so much! I'll try support both rclone and wasabi soon enough, these files are really important to me.

good, that was quick and easy.
i assure you that i do not profit financially.

and if you want to use rclone for backups, you need to check out

and use it like this, for 'forever forward incremental backups'

rclone sync v:\veeambackups\ wasabi:veeambackups\backup\ --backup-dir=wasabi:veeambackups\archive\20191009.180332\

also, wasabi offers a free gui

Definitely donating! I'll also take a time to carefully read the documentation, I didn't have the time to do it before since I was in a rush to save everything. Now i'll try to keep all my important files save on the cloud, this way I won't go through this again.

And just another update, my files finished uploading 2 hours ago. ~10h the same time it took to upload 38gb before

can you?
post the results of
post the rclone command

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