Rclone vs drive: speed comparison Google Drive backup

Hello all,

Someone in this recent Reddit discussion mentioned drive for him to be a lot faster than rclone.

I tried reproducing the comparison but for me at least drive got stuck at “resolving” and never finished the upload.

Has anyone else done a comparison recently and can tell me how these two compare against each other for performing backups to Google Drive?


It probably depends a lot on which API key you use… Google refused me any more quota for rclone so you’ll get better results if you make your own client key! That is likely to make a much bigger difference than rclone vs drive.


Didn’t know about the importance of the API key. Thanks for mentioning!