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:

  • Standard Performance: $72/TB/year, with SnapShots* $93/TB/year or offsite backup**
  • High Performance (HPC): $134/TB/year, with SnapShots* $185/TB/year or offsite backup**

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 our FAQ or email We are happy to answer any questions about DartFS or to help you request an account on DartFS

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