File Sharing Tools Comparison Chart

Overview:

WVU offers multiple options for students, faculty and staff to share large files. View the table below for a comparison of WVU's file sharing options.

  • LiquidFiles: WVU employees can securely transfer of files that contain sensitive or highly confidential data, or whose size or type makes them unsuitable for email.

  • OneDrive for Business: Web-accessible storage and sharing of files from an employee's Office 365 account.

  • Google Drive: Web-accessible storage and sharing of files from a student's or teaching faculty's MIX account.

  • Network Drives: Network-accessible storage for an individual or group at WVU.

  • SharePoint: Web-accessible sites for sharing files, calendar, discussion among a department or other group.

  • Globus Online: Web-accessible transferring, sharing, and publishing of datasets.

 

File Sharing Tools:

View the attached spreadsheet for more details.

LiquidFiles OneDrive
for
Business
Google
Drive
Network
Drives
SharePoint Globus Online
File types All file types Most file types (click here for restrictions) .docx, .pdf, .xlsx, .pptx, .html, .rft, .epub, OpenOffice, Text, .csv, .ods, .txt, .png, .jpeg, .svg All file types, unless blocked by virus scanner Most file types (click here for restrictions) All file types, unless restricted by the underlying storage system
Software
needed
Web browser Web browser or desktop client Web browser or desktop client Web browser, Windows File Explorer/MacOS Finder Web browser, or mobile app Web browser and/or Globus Connect Personal
Individual
file size
limit
1 GB 250 GB Potentially up to 5 TB Limited only by available space 50 MB Only limited by attached storage system
Collective
file size
limit
1 GB 5 TB initially; unlimited upon request No limit Limited by size of disk on which drive is stored 10 GB at no charge No limit
File
retention
14 days Indefinite Indefinite Indefinite Indefinite Dependent on underlying storage system
Accessible
from off
campus?
Yes Yes Yes Connect to VPN, then view instructions at jdrive.wvu.edu Yes Yes
Who
controls
sharing?
Service user Account owner Account owner ITS Site owners Account owner
Who can I
share files
with?
Anyone Anyone Anyone Anyone with an active Login Anyone with an active Login Anyone
More
information
LiquidFiles OneDrive Google Drive Network Drives SharePoint Globus Online

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Article ID: 6658
Created
Mon 6/8/15 12:40 PM
Modified
Tue 4/27/21 1:53 PM

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