Storage Options

The university has several storage options for your data. Which option is right for your data depends on many factors. Explore which one is the best fit for your data needs below.

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 100 GB No 100 GB Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft OneDrive 1 TB No 100 GB Yes Yes Yes Yes
Box* 1 TB No (only for group storage) 50 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 100 GB No 100 GB Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft SharePoint 1 TB No 100 GB Yes Yes Yes Yes
Box*   Yes, but only by request* 50 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.

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