Disk Space Fee

Information on purchasing disk space

Reviewed by Bil Hays 5/2/14

The Department of Computer Science provides all users of its systems with home directory space through its Computer Services Recharge Center. The department also provides research projects additional backed up disk space on departmental servers. Fees for this disk space are now based on a five-year useful lifetime for the servers, beginning 1/1/2013 and ending 12/31/2017.

The current rate is $4/gigabyte for five years’ use of the space. Disk space is currently available in 8, 16, and 32 gigabyte increments. The charge to use an 8 GB partition for the whole five years is ($4/GB) X (8 GB) = $32. The fee is prorated monthly, so, for example, if a project wants to obtain 8 GB starting on 7/1/2013 and ending on 12/31/2017, the charge is (54/60 months) X ($4/GB) X (8 GB) = $29.