How to Limit Upload or Download Speed of Google Drive Client?

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Google Drive is a file synchronization and cloud storage service provided by Google Inc. Google offers user an initial 15 GB of online storage space, that is shared across three of its most used services i.e Google Drive, Gmail & Google+. Google Drive offers 5GB of FREE storage space to all its users. Google Drive has a desktop client which allows you to upload, download and sync files between your local and online storage of Drive. The uploading, downloading and syncing process requires utilization of your upload speed. Google Drive client has the option to limit upload or download speed.

Here are the Guide to limit Upload or Download Speed:

  1. Right-click "Google Drive" icon located on System Tray.
  2. Click "3 vertical dots" located at the top right corner on the screen.
  3. Select "Preferences.." option.
  4. A "Preferences" window opens up.
  5. Click "Advanced" tab to find bandwidth settings to limit both upload and download rate.
  6. Set your limit and click "Apply" button.
  7. This is how you can limit upload and download speed of Google Drive client.

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