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Storage Comparison Chart

Temple University offers a number of storage options. See the chart below to compare and contrast features and to learn what kinds of data should be stored on each.

File Storage Options

Storage Type Google Drive One Drive OWLbox TUcloud Network Drives
  
Data Classification
(Learn More)

Public
  
Public, Sensitive &
Confidential
(Except HIPAA PHI)
 
Public & Sensitive
  
Public, Sensitive & Confidential
Best for...
  • Collaborating using Google Docs
  • People using Chromebooks
  • Collaborating using Microsoft Office products
  • Backing up Microsoft Office files
  • Collaborating with other Owlbox or external Box.com users
  • Files shared internally
  • Any size files
  • Group access

 

Eligibility and Cost Free - Students, Faculty, Staff and Alumni Free - Students, Faculty, Staff and First Year Alumni Free - Students, Faculty, Staff and First Year Alumni
  • Faculty and Staff Only
  • This is a Central IT-supported option. Please consult with your school/college/departmental IT support team through TUhelp for storage options available for your area.
  • See Price per GB
Maximum Storage Space per User /
Maximum File Size

 
Unlimited  / 5 TB
 
  • 1 TB / 15 GB (Default)
  • Additional space for faculty research upon request through TUhelp
  • 100 GB / 15 GB (Default)
  • 250 GB / 15 GB (Upon request through TUhelp)
  • Disk space available upon request through TUhelp
  • Can grow disk space on demand
Collaborate with users 
Inside or Outside of Temple
  • Inside or Outside of Temple using Google Docs
  • Can share Files or Folders
  • In drive.google.com, Get shareable link
  • Inside or Outside of Temple using Microsoft Office Products
  • Can share Files or Folders
  • Select file/folder, select share and send link
  • Inside or Outside of Temple (any Box.com User)
  • Can share Folders
  • Inside of Temple Only
  • P: Home
  • Shared S: drive - Sensitive & Unrestricted 
  • Encrypted Shared N: drive – Confidential
    Requires Symantec encryption software
Backups
  • Deleted files cannot be retrieved
  • Version history is provided
  • Deleted files cannot be retrieved
  • Version history is provided
  • Deleted files cannot be retrieved
  • Version history is provided
Daily, retained 14 days (Included in price)
Access from...  Anywhere using drive.google.com Anywhere using owlbox.temple.edu Desktop Drive Mapping
 
Desktop sync tool Yes
Google Drive

Yes

1. Log in to portal.office.com with your AccessNet username (tux#####@temple.edu) and password. 
2. Click the One Drive icon.
3. Click Sync at the top.

Yes
Box Drive
Appear as mapped drives
Downloadable Mobile apps Yes Yes Yes No
Additional Information its.temple.edu/google-apps its.temple.edu/OneDrive its.temple.edu/OWLbox its.temple.edu/tucloud