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Data Storage at Purdue

This guide details the variety of data storage options available to faculty and graduate students at Purdue University..

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  Dropbox Basic Amazon Drive iCloud Google Drive Box


Cloud Storage Cloud Storage Cloud Storage Cloud Storage Cloud Storage
Primary Use Enterprise & individual file storage system Personal file storage system Personal file storage system Personal & enterprise file storage system Enterprise file storage system
Who Owns the Data You You retain ownership but Amazon reserves the right to copy, modify, & use information about the files to organize them, and access files to provide technical support. "Except for material we may license to you, Apple does not claim ownership of the materials and/or Content you submit or make available on the Service. However, by submitting or posting such Content on areas of the Service that are accessible by the public or other users with whom you consent to share such Content, you grant Apple a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform and publicly display such Content on the Service solely for the purpose for which such Content was submitted or made available, without any compensation or obligation to you." You Purdue retains ownership of the HIPAA/FERPA data and things stored in controlled folders. You retain ownership of data in non-controlled folders as part of the contract between Purdue University and
Commercial Entity Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Design Target (its goals) General public, business accounts For person use; not for professional or enterprise use For personal use with Apple products For personal use, enterprise use For person use, enterprise use
Price Free for basic; can upgrade for enhanced features Free for basic; upgrade for $11.99 per year Free for 5 GB of storage Free for basic 5 GB Purdue subscription for research data as part of Purdue affiliation 5 TB. Individual subscription is $5.00 per month.
Available Storage 2 GB Base of 5 GB for free, upgrade to 100 GB for $11.99 a year 5 GB of storage free; upgrade for $.99 per 50 GB per month; 200 GB for $2.99 per month; 2 TB for $9.99 per month 100 GB for $1.99 per month; 1 TB for $9.99 per month; tiered pricing up to 30 TB for $299.99/MO 100 GB for $5.00/ month
Privacy Do NOT use for sensitive data Amazon respects your privacy & your files are subject to the Privacy Notice located at Amazon respects your privacy & your files are subject to the Privacy Notice located at Google privacy policy:
Privacy notice at:
Accessible from HPC Systems Not available for HPC systems. Can transfer files from computers using Dropbox applications, but no transfers to servers without downloading to a computer first No No No No