All current faculty members, deans, and chairs may request an external USB hard drive for the primary purpose of backing up their university-owned computer system. The Provost's office is funding the purchase of 1TB USB drives compatible with supported Windows and MacOS operating systems. The drive must be encrypted and is provided with a backup utility. CaTS is exploring options for other operating systems.

If you request this drive, you will have a designated backup location which will supplement the hard drive in your computer and your network home directory. The university will not be able to provide extraordinary or costly data recovery efforts for faculty members who request but then do not take advantage of this external hard drive.

Please read the following eligibility and usage requirements, then fill out the form on the bottom of the page to request a backup drive.

Current Model: Western Digital My Passport SE 1-TB


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By submitting this request you agree to abide by the conditions outlined above. This request will be logged to the CaTS Help Desk and a support technician will contact you to arrange for CaTS installation or for delivery of the drive if you prefer to set up the drive yourself.

Please note: Your request will be assigned to a CaTS Help Desk support technician. Based on the number of drive requests and other service calls received, the amount of time it may take to have your drive delivered and/or installed could vary.





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