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File Transfer Tools

To copy files between RCAC research clusters and your personal computer, you may use any of the following or other compatible tools.

Windows Network Drive (SMB or CIFS)

You may use built-in Windows network drive support from Windows, Mac, or Linux systems to access Purdue IT research storage. Please consult the user guides for more details.
License: Free / No License Required


SCP and SFTP are another way of accessing most research storage.

  • MobaXterm
    Free, full-featured, graphical Windows SSH, SCP, and SFTP client.

    License: Free for typical SSH and SFTP use patterns. Professional version also available

  • MacSFTP
    Free, graphical SCP and SFTP client for Mac OS X.

    License: Free / No License Required