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Storage Solutions

Faculty, Staff, and students at Penn State have the following storage solutions available to them. Below we will highlight the storage solutions offered and the storage solution that is recommended by the Carrara Education Technology Center

Faculty, Staff, and students at Penn State have the following storage solutions available to them. Below we will highlight the storage solutions offered and the storage solution that is recommended by the Carrara Education Technology Center

At this time it is CETC's recommendation to store all data from this point forward in OneDrive. OneDrive mounts as a network drive and only downloads files as you use them. OneDrive also integrates as the default destination for Microsoft Office applications on Windows and macOS.

How to protect the information you work with depends on its classification.

University Policy AD95 outlines the different information classification types and the security controls you are required to use for each of them.

There are four different types of information classification: Restricted, High, Moderate, Low.

If your unit processes or stores High or Restricted information, you must have an Authority to Operate (ATO).

If you have questions on what kind of data you have please visit the Information Classification Tool site or contact CETC

Listed below are the current storage solutions offered at PSU

OneDriveBoxGoogle DriveKalturaPASSU-Drive
Distinguishing Features Microsoft Office integration on macOS and Windows devices Non-Person accounts (NPA) allow for project folders vs. sharing user folders Easy access to Google Docs, Slides and Sheets files Video capturing tools for podcasts, or classrooms with editing capabilities
Available To

Faculty
Staff
Students
Emeritus

Faculty
Staff
Students
Emeritus
Retirees
Faculty
Staff
Students
Faculty
Staff
Students
Faculty
Staff Students
Faculty
Staff
Students
Access Browser
Desktop
Mobile
Browser
Desktop
Mobile
Browser
Desktop
Mobile
Browser
Desktop
Mobile
Browser Browser
Quota Unlimited
(5 TB to start 25TB increments)
Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited 10 GB 1 GB
(Can be increased when the limit is reached)
Individual File Size Limit 15 GB 15 GB 5 TB Unlimited Unknown Unknown
Cost Free Free Free Free Free Free
External Collaborators Yes Yes Yes No No No
Level 3-4 Data Yes Yes No No No No