Where to store your files

Photo of a floppy disk

Not on a floppy disk, that’s where!

So, you’re using our computers and wondering ‘where should I save my document?’ Well, that’s a great question.

Griffith University students get network storage space (H Drive), and online storage space (Google Drive) for storing files.

H Drive is available from common use computers via My Computer on the desktop.  If you save your files here, you will be able to access them from any common use computer at any campus.

Though if you’re using one of our library laptops, you’ll need to use FileWay to access H Drive.

If you want to access files saved to H Drive off campus it does get a tad tricky. You’ll need to login to Griffith’s VPN first. You get a quota of 50MB storage space for H Drive.

Google Drive is connected to your student email account. It’s accessible from any computer browser and most mobile devices. All you need is a connection to the internet and you’re sweet to access it anywhere.

You also get unlimited storage space on your Google Drive – that’s right, unlimited. Take a squiz at our post on using Google Drive for further info.

It’s also important to remember:

  • Saving your work to any other location on common use computers (e.g. the desktop or My Documents) will result in deletion when you log out or turn off the computer. 
  • Backup, backup, backup your files! Along with Google Drive and H Drive, you could save to a USB or email the file to yourself.

Room to research

Say good bye to your research storage problems

Ever gone a little overboard with your holiday souvenir shopping and had to plank your overflowing suitcase just to zip it up?

Well we can’t help you with that storage problem, but we can help Higher Degree Researchers with their overflowing research data.

As a researcher you’ve got access to Griffith’s Research Space, an area where researchers can gain access to digital data based on their storage needs. There is even a nifty and quick questionnaire to determine your specific storage needs!

The project data stored in these services is freely accessible, has no limit and is securely stored on Griffith servers.

Hundreds of research staff and Higher Degree Research students have embraced the service because it makes it so easy to store and share data within Australia and internationally.

Check out your research space, research drive and research vault options online and then say good bye to all your full hard drives!

For more information including the User Manual and FAQs, visit the Research Space homepage.