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Data Storage

Data storage and file serving is the foundation of research computing. For some users, this is the primary reason for interaction with central research computing.

Storage Specifications

ARC offers up to 200GB default storage for all accounts. A quota increase to 500GB can be requested. Special arrangements for users requiring over 500GB are available.

Data can be accessed from a Windows, Mac or Linux desktop (I:\\Research\Samba [PC],, directly via research account shell access and from research web application, computing and database servers.

  • Sun E4550 Thor file server/storage device providing 42 TB total storage
  • 40TB total storage on a high performance storage area network (SAN)

Further Resources

For more information about connecting to shares from on and off campus, visit the Network File Shares or contact Academic & Research Computing.

Contact the Helpdesk for additional assistance.