Piratedrive File Storage
Piratedrive Online Storage
All students, faculty and staff have a personal 125GB Piratedrive folder to store important files such as class assignments, meeting minutes or research proposals. With password-protection, security, daily backup and availability on or off campus, some users opt to save all their work files to their Piratedrive folder rather than a work or personal computer.
Piratedrive is approved for storage of sensitive ECU information, such as FERPA or research data.
Departments can request a Piratedrive folder (capacity 50GB) to store departmental information. Access permissions are controlled by the department.
All activities using Piratedrive must conform to the ECU Academic Computer Use Policy and the University Student and Employee Computer Use Regulation. Visit the Piratedrive general information page to learn more.
Access and Store
Piratedrive is approved for storing sensitive ECU information and is convenient for work files, department projects, research data, student assignments and more. Faculty, staff and student folders are created at the same time as the email account (125GB). Departments can request a 50GB folder through an IT service request, and there must be one primary and one backup folder administrator to manage data and users.
Drive “U” or Mapped Drive
On-campus laptops and desktops logged in to the INTRA domain see a mapped “U” drive. Upload, download or open files from within this drive.
Users can map a drive to a department folder on a Windows or Mac laptop. See the resources for instructions.
PiratePort Web Portal
Log in to the PiratePort web portal and click the piratedrive app from any device on or off campus.
Mac OS X – Finder
- Go > Connect to Server (Apple + K on the keyboard)
- Type this address: smb://Piratedrive/HOME
- At the login prompt enter the following:
- Workgroup/Domain = INTRA
- Username = PirateID
- Password = Passphrase
Using a file transfer protocol (FTP) program like Filezilla or Fetch, drag and drop files between Piratedrive and your computer. Use the settings below:
- Host = piratedrive.intra.ecu.edu
- Username = intra\YOUR PIRATEID (example: intra\washingtong)
- Connect using = FTP
- Password = YOUR ECU PASSPHRASE
SFTP is also supported on Piratedrive. Settings are the same as above but should read, “SFTP.”
Virtual Private Network
When off campus, ECU users can use a virtual private network to connect to their ECU resources, which includes Piratedrive. See the VPN page for more information.
Share and Collaborate
Share your files with colleagues and project members in two ways. Note that there is no way at this time to share files using Pirate Port.
“U” Drive (Personal Folder) or Mapped Drive (Department Folder)
For both personal and department folders, the folder owner/administrator right-clicks the drive and selects, Properties, then Security. See the video in resources for specifics. Add users and set permissions such as full control or read only. Between ECU users only.
- Administrator responsibilities (pdf)
- Create folder permissions (04:41)
- Manage security groups (pdf)
- Piratedrive security review Log (xlsx)
- Set user permissions (pdf)