Hi, thanks for the post. I'm not sure why you are having trouble with the forum pages loading. They seems to be very fast to me. Maybe your connection ?
I've tried to do what you did. I uploaded files to a GMail Provider and then an FTP Provider and then downloaded the files as well and all worked fine for me. You can see the video I did of this at http://www.screencast.com/t/NDQwMzdmY2.
To help us figure out what problem you are having could you drop us an email (support AT SMEStorage DOT COM) and let us know the windows version with service pack you are using, and also what regional variant of windows you are using.