Bangor University M Drive

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Bangor University M Drive

Your File stores

What are your M and U Drive

Every member of the University who has a username and password has a personal file store and a shared file store – your M and U drives. These are where you should save the majority of your work and are the same from every computer you log into.

Your M drive

Your M drive is where you will be storing work that only relates to you. It is your personal file store area and cannot be accessed by anyone other than you.  Your M drive is accessible from any computer with an internet connection, the only difference is the way that you will access it.

  • On campus – you can access your M drive from My Computer or Finder dependent on your operating system.
  • Off campus – WinSCP / CyberDuck
  • Off campus on a shared PC – Desktop Anywhere

Your U Drive

Your U drive is where you should store all work that will be shared between others, or that is research related and may need to be shared with others.  Space allocation on the U drive is less restricted than on the M drive.  Folders on U can be restricted to allow access to as many, or as few, people as you require.   Accessing you U drive:

  • On campus – you can access your M drive from My Computer or Finder dependent on your operating system.
  • Off campus – WinSCP / CyberDuck
  • Off campus on a shared PC – Desktop Anywhere

 

Storage Quotas

Every drive has a quota associated with it.  This quota is a hard limit on the amount of space that you can use storing work.  Quotas for M and U are managed slightly differently.

Default M Drive Quota Allocation

 DefaultMaximum
Undergraduate1GB5GB
Taught Postgraduate1GB5GB
Research Postgraduate5GB50GB
Staff5GB50GB
Other1GB1GB

If you are exceeding the maximum quota allocation, or if you believe that you may please contact IT Services prior to hitting this quota.  It is likely that this data may be better stored elsewhere.

M Drive Quota Usage Notifications

You will receive notification at 85%, 90% and 95%.  At 90% and 95% IT Services will also be notified and you may be contacted with suggestions for areas of your M drive to tidy.  Over the next months we will be implementing changes that will allow you to view your quota allocation in My Computer the same as you would for C: etc.