University to significantly increase personal data storage capacity

August 25, 2009

Penn State Information Technology Services (ITS) has significantly increased the amount of personal storage space available to University community members from the current five gigabyte maximum to 10 gigabytes of space for course work, research, Web projects, portfolios, personal blogging, graphics, photos and more. The fall increase makes the Penn State Access Account Storage Space (PASS) system one of the largest personal storage space allotments available to students, faculty, and staff among universities across the nation.

PASS provides universally accessible disk and file-storage space for use by students, faculty and staff at Penn State, as well as departments and courses. Participants are initially allocated 500 megabytes of online storage space upon receipt of a Penn State Access Account. Users can increase their storage allocations to 10 gigabytes via the ITS Secure Server's quota utility at and student organizations can increase their respective quotas at online.

Additional information about PASS and PASS-based services can be found at, and instructions for accessing and using PASS are found in the ITS Knowledge Base at Inquiries may be directed to ITS Help Desk staff at

Last Updated September 08, 2009