Storage Options


This page attempts to capture some of the bewildering array of storage options available to you as a Purdue person. Each option is tailored for different purposes, so our recommendations for what you should use will depend on your intended purpose. A large portion of this same information is also available at: - provided so you can have another way of looking through and parsing this information.

Personal Space aka "HomeDirectory":

All Purdue people have storage space provided by ITaP - these are referred to as "Career account space" "Myhome space" or "ITaP homedirectory". Engr and Polytechnic majors have 25GB of space there. Quota usage can be viewed at    

Most ECN Graduate Students, Faculty, Staff, PostDocs and Visiting Scholars have access to additional storage on one or more of various other storage servers, provided variously by the College, the individual School or Department, or, often, the Major Professor (for Research storage).

Instructions on mapping these as drives are available at for PCs, and for machines running MacOS.

Given the vast array of options available, your best bet is to ask us:, and we'll provide you the required information to access the space.

Some examples of Departmental server storage space


  • AAE: roger
  • ABE: pasture, danpatch
  • BME: weldon
  • CE: bridge
  • ChE: atom
  • ECE: dynamo,min
  • EEE: green
  • ENE: eagle
  • IE: gilbreth
  • ME: tools
  • MSE: materials
  • NE: helios

Polytechnic Institute: techstor1, techwin

EVPRP/DP: synergy

Shared Space:


ECN can assist you with getting small shares on your departmental homeserver or some common machines, as available. Typical share sizes are in the 50-100GB range. 

ECN can also assist you with purchasing your own file storage that we can maintain for the sole use of your group: These typically run about $7000 for 8-10 TB of space, it'll last for about 5-7 years. Backup costs vary depending on whether your organization picks up the costs or not.

Contact us via and we'll set up a time to discuss your specific needs.

At ITaP:

Departmental file storage is offered by ITAP for setting up shared space.  This is helpful for shared file storage that would be used across departments and or schools and the maximum share size is much larger than what is allowed on ECN departmental servers.  The cost per GB is 14 cents.  Additional details can be found here:

The Purdue Data Depot allows research groups to purchase space @ $75/year/TB - mirrored (not archived to tape). You can either store copies separately or archive to fortress.itap at no cost.  You can try a 100GB share at no cost. See for details.

At Purdue Libraries:

Purdue Libraries runs the Purdue University Research Repository ("PURR") 
PURR is backed up to tape ("archival grade"); and also provides several additional features designed to help you with your publications. See for details.

At any point, if you need assistance with these options, please don't hesitate to contact ECN via

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