Cloud Storage

Box is cloud based storage intended to be used by Case Western Reserve University faculty and staff to store administrative or research data. It is the only approved platform for storing restricted data in the cloud at Case Western Reserve. Access Box through a web browser, such as an up-to-date version of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox Internet Explorer or Safari.

Examples of Restricted Data

Comparing File Management and Storage Options

Personal Storage Options

Service Quota Approved for Restricted Data Max File Size Realtime File Collaboration Version History Sync To Computer Permission Control
Google My Drive Unlimited No 5 TB Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft OneDrive 1 TB No 100 GB Yes Yes Yes Yes
Box*   No (only for group storage) 15 GB Yes Yes Yes Yes

Group Storage Options

Service Quota Approved for Restricted Data Max File Size Realtime File Collaboration Version History Sync To Computer Permission Control
Google Shared Drives Unlimited No 5 TB Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft SharePoint 5 TB No 100 GB Yes Yes Yes Yes
Box* 1 TB Yes, but only by request* 15 GB Yes Yes Yes Yes

* Note: by default, Box is "personal" storage. It is tied to a particular person and will not be automatically retained when that person leaves the University. Members of the CWRU community can contact the service desk to request group storage in Box, including group storage for restricted data.

Other Storage Options