Posted on August 4, 2017
100GB of free online storage for students.
If you’re an enrolled ECU student you can get 100GB of free storage on the Australian Academic and Research Network (AARNet), this is a high speed fiber optic network jointly owned by 38 Australian Universities and CSIRO. As a result of the university peering arrangements traffic flowing between the ECU campus’ and AARNet is extremely fast making it the perfect place to store your data both on-campus and from home.
To start head over to CloudStor: https://cloudstor.aarnet.edu.au/
You’ll be presented with a list of participating universities so just scroll down till you find ‘Edith Cowan University’ and click the link. This will bring you to the Federated Login Page
Once logged in you will have the ability to create folders and upload files.
The user experience is very similar to that of DropBox. You can also share files and folders with other students by creating a sharing link, or entering their student email address. This is very useful for group assignments especially with large files such as virtual machines.
Since your data is stored on AARNet and connected directly to the university your upload and downloads speeds should be noticeably faster than to most other services. For those of us who like to sync files on our local machines to the cloud. That is also an option and is helpfully documented here.
This service is also 100% ad-free so check it out.