TU Storage Solutions
Temple offers a number of storage options. When selecting the proper storage solution, considerations include: file size and total storage space needed; whether data are sensitive or contain personal health information (PHI); who will need access; and cost.
The 3-2-1 rule for data storage
It is highly recommended that you store research data on regularly backed-up networked drives, such as:
This will help ensure your data are:
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Cloud storage includes services like Google Drive, OwlBox, and DropBox. Cloud storage offers some distinct advantages and disadvantages to be considered:
Personal computers (PCs) & laptops are convenient for temporary data storage, however should not be used for storing master copies of your data.
External storage devices such as hard drives, USB flash drives, CDs & DVDs are attractive due to low cost & portability. However, they are not recommended for long term storage of your data, especially not your master copies:
If you choose to store data on USB drives, CDs, DVDs, etc: