The University Information Technology offers the following file storage options to MSU users for sharing and storing data.


Montana State Box

An unlimited cloud-based storage system with built in collaboration tools and versioning.

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    Eligibility: Faculty, Staff, Students
  • Cost: Free
  • Request account:  Accounts are automatically created; access with NetID and password.
  • More information:


OneDrive for Business - Microsoft's cloud-based storage system.


Knox - a secure file server located on campus that uses encryption to safeguard data.


Opal - a file server located on the MSU campus.

Eligibility: Faculty, Staff, Students


  • Students: Free
  • Faculty/Staff: $1/100MB/month

Request a new folder or access to existing folder:  

More information: Students see Accessing Z:drive