Carnegie Mellon University

File Storage Comparison

Which file storage option is right for me? 
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Allows Sharing Between Anyone Anyone All Andrew Accounts All Andrew Accounts
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Team Collaboration Box Org Shared Drives AFS Project Volumes
Personal Quota 1 TB

Students: 25 GB
Staff: 50 GB
Faculty: 100 GB
Sponsored Accounts: 5 GB

2 GB 2 GB
Team Quota 25 GB

Shared Drives: 25 GB
Shared Mailboxes: 5 GB

Maximum File Size 15 GB Varies by type 2 GB 2 GB
Location Cloud Cloud Local Local
File Restoration Self-service Self-service Computing Services
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Access Via Browserdesktop or mobile apps on devices with  Internet access Browserdesktop or mobile apps on devices with  Internet access A Windows computer lab or through Virtual Andrew A computer with an Internet connection and Tectia (Windows) or Fetch and Terminal (Mac); available on cluster macs
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Data Type Approved for  Restricted, Private, Public Restricted, Private, Public Public Public