H & I drives overview

Everyone with a PSU Odin account is given storage space on PSU’s network, called H and I drives. On these drives, you can save and access files from on and off campus. 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.

Upload and download 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, visit Using H and I Drives for Windows or Using H and I Drives for macOS. For more information on where to put your files in the I drive, visit I Drive Shares.

Storage capacity

H and I drives have different storage capacities, depending on their associations. The capacity of your drive is based on your role at the university.

  • Student H drives: 1 GB
  • Faculty and staff H drives: 10 GB
  • Shared I drives: varies

To check how much space you're currently using on your H drive, follow the instructions on Using H and I Drives for Windows or Using H and I Drives for macOS to map your drive.

Students or affiliates who run out of space on their drives will need to move or delete files. If you are doing work for a department, consult with your department about requesting access to some space on the department’s I drive. Faculty and staff should use I:\Staff, I:\Projects, or I:\Research to house projects that require additional space.

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 ever crashes, its files may not be recoverable — but if you have made 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 on the PSU Help Center. Only department resource managers can submit the I drive access form; if you are not a resource manager, you must request that one submit the form on your behalf.

Add folders to I:\Staff

To request a new folder within I:\Staff, contact the Helpdesk. If your department has a point of contact for Departmental IT support (also known as a TAG), they can make the request for you by filling out a Network file shares request on the PSU Help Center.