Feature Comparison: OneDrive & Piratedrive

If you are interested in migrating your department or shared Piratedrive space to OneDrive, here is a comparison to help you decide.

  OneDrive Piratedrive
User access Anywhere, on any device On campus: Windows or macOS computer
Off campus: Windows or macOS computer through VPN
Pirate Port: Browser access on or off campus
Storage space 5TB (5,000GB) 5GB
Collaboration
(multiple users simultaneously)
Yes No
FERPA approved Yes Yes
HIPAA approved Yes Yes
Restore deleted files Yes Yes
File editing through a browser Yes No
File sharing with other ECU users Yes Yes
File sharing with non-ECU users Yes No
Mapped drive access No - files can be synced Yes - on campus and through VPN when off campus
Restricted permissions on subfolders No Yes
Interact using transactional processes No Yes

What to know about the sync feature in OneDrive

  • Never store or sync sensitive data to your computer.
  • Store sensitive data to OneDrive with appropriate University Data Governance permissions.
  • Do not sync sensitive data between OneDrive and your computer. You can choose which folders to sync.
  • Access synced files through Windows File Explorer and macOS Finder.
  • Files are synced immediately (large files will take longer to sync).
  • The synced file will use space on your computer. For example, if your OneDrive files take 500GB, you need 500GB of storage on your computer. There is a copy of each file on both computer and OneDrive.
  • If you delete a synced file from your computer, it will be deleted from the OneDrive space and vice versa. OneDrive includes a restore feature for deleted files.
  • You can choose which files or folders you want to sync. You do not have to sync the entire folder.

What synced folders look like...

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Details

Article ID: 67479
Created
Mon 11/25/19 3:29 PM
Modified
Tue 6/14/22 1:01 PM
Service Owner
Unified Communications

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