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Comparison - Box and CatDrive

Best for…
  • Larger group file sharing
  • Departmental file sharing (in conjunction with a UCM Generic account)
  • Sensitive data
  • Storing large files (>15GB)
  • Data that must be mounted directly to a computer or workstation
  • Research Datasets
Key Capabilities
  • Store and share files
  • Add tags, comments, metadata
  • Automatic version control
  • Edit files with desktop applications
  • NFS or CIFS file sharing protocols
  • Integration with campus Active Directory groups
  • Point-in-time snapshots
Storage Limits
  • Unlimited
  • Departmental accounts unlimited by request.
  • Unlimited
  • Hosted off campus
  • Approved for all data classifications, including confidential (storage of confidential data requires consultation with IT Security)
  • Data is encrypted in transit and at rest
  • Hosted off campus
  • Approved for public, internal, or protected data classifications (storage of protected data requires consultation with IT Security)
  • Data is NOT encrypted in transit OR at rest
Off-Campus Collaboration Easily collaborate with all other Box users, including people with free Box accounts. Can also make selected files viewable by anyone on the Internet. Requires UCM NetID for access, off-campus collaborators will need affiliate accounts.
Other Useful Features
  • Web previews for many types of files
  • Fine-grained permissions
  • Box Sync desktop sync application for offline access to files Mobile device access
  • Can be mounted as a network attached volume on Windows, Mac, or Linux/UNIX systems
  • Data automatically replicated between UC-owned datacenters
Price Free for all faculty, staff, and students 20GB free for faculty and departments. Larger amounts $50/TB/month
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