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ResearchDrive to offer more no cost storage and significantly cheaper rates

Posted: 2023-06-15 12:44:19   Expiration: 2023-12-16 12:44:19

Disclaimer: This news item was originally posted on 2023-06-15 12:44:19. Its content may no longer be timely or accurate.

Campus research storage is about to get even better!

Beginning July 1, we will upgrade ResearchDrive storage by increasing no cost storage space and lowering paid rates for extra storage.  Existing and future ResearchDrive users don’t need to do anything to receive the new rates or increased storage; we will adjust everything automatically.  

Thanks to campus investment, eligible PIs (principal investigators) will receive as part of the upgrade:

  • 25TB per PI no cost storage on ResearchDrive 

  • Reduced rates of $120 per TB per year for additional storage

Additionally, this summer we will add a faster flash storage layer to ResearchDrive to optimize performance!

Rate changes for ResearchDrive (starting July 1st)

Previous rates

New rates 

No cost storage



Additional storage



New for fall of 2023

In fall 2023*, we will introduce Research Object Storage, based on a local S3 cluster, which is useful for data archiving, big data analysis, instrumentation data, static web content, data target for backup software, enterprise applications, IoT (Internet of Things) data storage, and more. Each PI will be eligible for 50TB no cost storage ($60 per TB per year additional storage).

Information about the S3 protocol and the local Research Object Storage cluster will be coming out later as we get closer to fall.

Rate changes for Research Object Storage

Previous rates

Fall 2023

No cost storage



Additional storage



*If PIs need Research Object Storage prior to fall 2023, please contact us to discuss options.


-- UW-Madison Research Data: Casey Schacher