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Google Drive

Google Drive is part of the G Suite@Cambridge service. It gives each member of the University free, unlimited cloud-based file storage that has an individual file size limit of 5TB.

How does it compare with One Drive and Dropbox?

For a full comparison with other cloud storage services offered at Cambridge check the file storage comparison matrix.

Mounting Google Drive as a Network Drive (Drive File Stream)

Google drive can be set up so it appears as a network drive on your Windows PC or Mac using Drive File Stream. This allows you to view and organise your files in your computer's file system and open files with applications installed on your computer.

See: Drive File Stream set-up instructions (Windows & Mac)

 Drive File Stream and Linux: Drive File Stream doesn't provide a Linux client although there are ways to mount Google Drive on Linux with tools such as Ocamlfuse, OverGrive, Gnome, or InSync.

Data security in the Google cloud

      NOTE: Although Google offers a ISO 27001 secure storage platform that offers compliance with GDPR via Privacy-Shield certification, as outlined in this agreement, data is not guaranteed to be stored within the UK or Europe. Any data, therefore, that needs to be stored within UK or the EU should NOT be shared or stored via G Suite.

For information on what data can be stored within G Suite @ Cambridge see:

Google Data Security Guidance

  

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