Starting June 18: Speed, Security and Growth for SHSU Storage Services

Article Updated: 6/18/21 - 2:00 p.m.

Computer upgrade


IT@Sam is installing next-generation storage hardware on June 18. The hardware being replaced is responsible for supporting various SHSU storage services including user account profiles, S (Home) drive and the T drive. This upgrade provides SHSU with reliable access to shared storage when needed.  

What are the benefits of this change?

The number one benefit is avoiding data loss. Outside of that, you will have access to reliable storage services, faster access to your files and the addition of storage for more share drives. These benefits will ensure that our storage drives can comfortably grow with SHSU for years to come.  

I can’t wait, what do I need to do to?

Before we begin completing these replacements, we will send you a notice via email with the date and time of your profile’s switch to our new system. On the day of your profile’s transition, do not make changes to your files or computer setup and log out when you leave for the day.

Prior the day of your profile’s upgrade, please back up and store any documents that you will need to work on during this transition to your OneDrive account.  To help you prepare in advance, check out the below sneak peek of the replacement schedule and how you can find out which hardware you are on.

That’s it. You should see no other changes.


Fridays at 10 p.m.:

  • June 18 - Profile Migrations (This is primarily referring to your application settings such as your preferred color themes, signatures, etc)
  • June 25 – HD1 Migration (S: Drive)
  • July 2 – HD2 Migration (S: Drive)
  • July 9 – HD3 Migration (S: Drive)
  • July 16 – HD4 Migration (S: Drive)
  • July 23 – T Drive Migration
  • Location for Windows Hardware Name

    To find what storage hardware you are on for your Windows computer, use the below instructions:

    Open Windows Explorer. 

    OpenWindowsExplorer

    Under This PC, on the left side of your Windows Explorer window, you will see a location titled username(\\windfshd#\users$) (s:) 
    (Ex: bkt000 (\\windfshd3\users$) (s:) That number at the end of windfshd represents the storage hardware that you are on. 

    Windows Hardware_1

    Example: If you see bkt000 (\\windfshd3\users$) (s:) , your are on HD3 and your migration date will be July 9. 

  • Location for Mac Hardware Name

    To find what storage hardware you are on for your Mac, use the below instructions:

    Open Finder

    Mac_Finder_HD_1

    Under Locations, on the left side of your Finder window, you will see a location titled windfshd with a number at the end. (Ex: windfshd3) That number represents the storage hardware that you are on. 

    Hardware Name_2

    Example: If you see windfshd3, your are on HD3 and your migration date will be July 9. 


If you have any questions regarding this hardware replacement, contact the IT@Sam Service Desk.