Posted On: Nov 9, 2020
Today, we are reducing the price of Amazon EBS Cold HDD (sc1) volumes by 40%, or an estimated $160 for each 16TB sc1 volume.
EBS sc1 volumes provide low-cost magnetic storage that defines performance in terms of throughput rather than IOPS. With a lower throughput limit than Throughput Optimized HDD (st1) volumes, sc1 is a good fit for large, sequential cold-data workloads including Hadoop clusters, Windows File Server, log processing and big data workloads with large data sets.
EBS sc1 volumes offer sustained, baseline throughput of 12 MB/s per TB and a maximum baseline throughput per volume of 192 MB/s. EBS sc1 volumes are backed by Hard Disk Drives (HDD) and provide the lowest cost per GB of all EBS volume types. Similar to st1 volumes, sc1 volumes provide a burst model; they can burst up to 80 MB/s per TB and up to 250 MB/s per volume.