Really slow steam download

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Regular shadow boost with extra storage space bought. Everything runs fine except this game I’m downloading on Steam is really intermittent and cuts out frequently. 


Best answer by jeymcd915 10 June 2021, 16:42

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Same for me.. C drive is fast… D drive crawls… but only on steam… Epic games and Microsoft Game Pass games install just fine on D.

I had to do the change the disk for the Microsoft game pass workaround, but when I did that, steam was still working fine on the D drive… it seems like this only really happened when they moved everything.


Now I have noticed that the HD usage is pegged for the D drive although it’s not by steam, it’s something that one of the shadow processes is doing that is making the system react weird… so the D drive is pegged at 100%. Of course you can’t kill the shadow process b/c it will kill the connection.


So it does seem like something that is a programming issue… it doesn’t make sense that things work just fine for epic, and game pass installing on D drive but steam doesn’t work well at all.

This has been a problem for months. Why is the data issue not resolved? Why am I paying more money for this? I can’t download stuff to the extra storage space that I can’t even remove from my subscription.

Since months they tell us that there is an ongoing migration and things will be fixed soon. Slowly I get the feeling that they just dont have the resources to keep up the product (hardware and personal). I lost all the trust in that company and only use it because there is no real alternative. Hopefully someone comes up and shows shadow how to do it properly.

I have been having the same problem for months, and typically with the D: drive. I got a sincere response from Shadow, which was timely and somewhat helpful. They recommended that I use the C: drive, which worked for about a week. I had an update come up for the same game I have been having trouble with (SCUM, through Steam), and now I am getting the same issues with my C: drive. 

This is frustrating because as of right now, this is the primary reason that I have this service. However, they have been fairly quick to respond to me (<8 hours), and I am hoping that this issue is escalated. I will try and update here if they resolve the C: drive issue. Is this only happening to people paying for additional storage?


anyone has an answer on this? i dont have additional storage and my download is max 150kb in steam.. when i run any speedtest, it max out at 300mb.. thats an significant change. 

when i need an game updated (post scriptum) it takes over 2 hours for 1.5 gb 

This is still an issue many months later.  I was trying to download the Icarus Beta for about 3 hours and it was crap.


Finally found a post talking about using the C:\ drive instead, and the same game downloaded completely in maybe 10 minutes.  Other services such as MS, and Bethesda don’t seem to have this issue.