Data Storage/DartFS

Research Computing provides reliable, high-speed network file storage to researchers at Dartmouth through DartFS. DartFS is a network-based storage service for documents and files. Your data can be shared among collaborators, accessed anywhere on or off campus, and is available to all Research Computing systems as well as users’ desktop Windows, Macintosh, and Linux computers.


  • 50GB home directory at no cost for all members of the Dartmouth research community
  • 1TB shared lab directory at no cost for faculty members
  • Accessible directly from your Windows PC, Mac, and Linux desktop and laptop
  • Additional space available for purchase — see pricing below
  • Data access from central or departmental computing environments and the desktop
  • The ability to store and protect data acquired from instrumentation
  • The possibility for a group to manage research data and information for the lab
  • File sharing up to DISC Level 2 with researchers anywhere
  • Daily, monthly, and yearly data backups to protect your data from accidental deletion/modification through Snapshots*

Pricing for additional storage space: See Service Pricing

For information on requirements and steps to using and accessing DartFS, see the DartFS Access Guide. If you have questions about using DartFS or requesting storage, see this services page DartFS or our FAQ Please feel free to contact us at with  any questions about DartFS or to help you request an account on DartFS

* snapshots protect you from accidental deletion but not hardware failure
** Offsite backup puts your data on tape every night and sends it to a vault offsite