Carnegie Mellon University

File Storage Options

Computing Services offers students, faculty and staff several solutions for file storage and collaboration. See the table below to determine the best option for your needs.

Feature Box
Google Drive MyFiles Andrew File System (AFS)
Quota 1 TB unlimited 2 GB 2 GB
Maximum File Size 15 GB varies by type 2 GB 2 GB
File Sharing anyone anyone all Andrew users all Andrew users
Real-time Collaboration    
Access From a computer or mobile device with an Internet connection From a computer or mobile device with an Internet connection From a Windows computer lab or through Virtual Andrew From a computer with an Internet connection and Tectia (Windows) or Fetch (Mac) software
Storage Location cloud cloud on-site on-site
Mobile Device Access    
Backup files & folders; trash retained for 30 days continuous backup of email & files; trash retained for 25 days twice a day; retained for 30 days daily; retained for 90 days - 1 year
Recovery self-service self-service Computing Services Help Center Computing Services Help Center
Authentication        
Encrypted Transmission    
Encrypted Storage   all files, except video