Making iDisk Usable

One of the things that annoys most every MobileMe subscriber is the speed of the iDisk online storage that you get – it is miserable to try and use. Great for storing small files, but unbearable for storing large files, which is annoying because it is 15gb of online storage.

A couple of days ago I came across a great tip for using iDisk: use it with an FTP client like Transmit. I own and love Transmit so I decided to give it a try, and wow is it fast. Nothing ground breaking here, but never again will I use iDisk via Finder, it is easily faster using a program like Transmit. I have no clue why, but trust me it is faster.

Now some of you may be wondering why I use iDisk to begin with. Well for starters I pay for it, and DropBox is just to small of storage to store large backups. Large backups are what I use iDisk for, it houses tons of archived websites and PSD files.

Give it a try with an FTP client (not all work with it) and see if you can’t give it new life.

Originally posted for members on: August 2, 2010
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