Slow transfers from google drive to local disk after couple mins

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

Drive transfers become slow after a while. Lets say im downloading 5gb of data. At first, speeds for me is 5mb down which is fine and normal. After a couple minutes, down speed becomes slower to like 500kb/s and i have to stop the transfer and restart to get my 5mb/s again

What is your rclone version (output from rclone version)

rclone v1.51.0

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

Linux/arm on raspberry pi

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

Google drive

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

rclone move driveP:/SSB local:/disks/HDD/-PiDownloaded/RcloneDownloaded --transfers 1 --progress


how many files and what size of the files?
many small files or a few large ones?

it is hard to know what is going on without a full debug log.

so can you answer this?

A log from the command with the -vv flag (eg output from rclone -vv copy /tmp remote:tmp)

Just ran a log til it slowed down. Where should it output to?

Id say more than 20 files roughly ranging between 20mb to 2gb max. This transfer has on average just 30mb files and about 50ish total

did you add the -vv?
you should see it on the command prompt.

or you can create a log file

Oh yes its in the prompt. I thought it would output to a log file. Let me put in pastebin

so whats the problem?

Transferred: 906.127M / 3.738 GBytes, 24%, 2.692 MBytes/s

So after a while, speeds drop and idk why. Its only when it runs after a couple minutes, it isnt steady when downloading a lot. The whole download started last night before i slept and said eta was roughly 1hr 1/2 which was fine. Woke up to the download speed to 500kb/s and 7hrs+
My internet is fine for the most part. I can download fine normally on google, mega, etc but with rclone was the only thing that bottlenecks it after a while

what are your upload and download speeds?

60down, 5up through ethernet

have you done this?

and have you searched the forum, as there are other posts like yours?

Yup i set a client id. I tried poking around the site and no one has said anything about it being fine then speeds dropping, only that rclone bottlenecks from the start

which pi are you using?
how much ram?
32 bit or 64bit version or rclone?

what is the state of the computer when rclone slows down?
high cpu?

and when rclone slows down what if you do this at the same time?
Try one of these files using wget or curl:

Do you actually see it being used in the Google developer api? If you added it and didn't reauthorize then it'll be in the config but not being used.

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