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H & I Drives Overview

All Odin accounts are given storage space on PSU’s network, called H and I drives. Users can save and access files from on and off-campus on these drives. The H drive is intended for personal, private file storage, while the I drive is a shared storage area used by staff and faculty departments.

Understanding H and I Drives

Uploading/Downloading to H and I Drives

You can securely access your H and I drives from any computer that is connected to the internet. For specific instructions, please visit Using H & I Drives.

Storage Capacity

H and I drives have different storage capacities, depending on their associations. Users can view their usage by logging in to myfiles.pdx.edu.

  • Student/Affiliate H drives: 500 MB
  • Faculty/Staff H drives: 10 GB
  • Shared I drives: varies

Student/Affiliate accounts that run out of space will need to move or delete files. If they are doing work for a department, they can speak to their department about requesting access to some space on the department’s I drive. Faculty/staff needing more space can contact Helpdesk with their request.

Security and Access

H and I drives are backed up every night and are a good place to store important files. If your hard drive crashes, the files may not be recoverable, but if there are copies of your most important files on your PSU drive, they will be backed up.

Access to H drives is automatically granted to every Odin account owner. I drive access is granted separately, and can be requested by filling out the I Drive Access Form. Students requesting access with that form must be sponsored by a faculty/staff member in their department.

Further Resources

Contact the Helpdesk for additional assistance.