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EBS General Purpose SSD (gp2) Volumes

Volume storage for General Purpose SSD (gp2) volumes is charged by the amount you provision in GB per month until you release the storage. Provisioned storage for gp2 volumes will be billed in per-second increments, with a 60 second minimum. I/O is included in the price of the volumes, so you pay only for each GB of storage you provision.

For example, let's say that you provision a 2000 GB volume for 12 hours (43,200 seconds) in a 30 day month. In a region that charges $0.10 per GB-month, you would be charged $3.33 for the volume ($0.10 per GB-month * 2000 GB * 43,200 seconds / (86,400 seconds/day * 30 day-month)).

EBS Provisioned IOPS SSD (io1) Volumes

Volume storage for EBS Provisioned IOPS SSD (io1) volumes is charged by the amount you provision in GB per month until you release the storage. With Provisioned IOPS SSD (io1) volumes, you are also charged by the amount you provision in IOPS (input/output operations per second) per month. Provisioned storage and provisioned IOPS for io1 volumes will be billed in per-second increments, with a 60 second minimum.

For example, let’s say that you provision a 2000 GB volume for 12 hours (43,200 seconds) in a 30 day month. In a region that charges $0.125 per GB-month, you would be charged $4.167 for the volume ($0.125 per GB-month * 2000 GB * 43,200 seconds / (86,400 seconds/day * 30 day-month)).

Additionally, you provision 1000 IOPS for your volume. In a region that charges $0.065 per provisioned IOPS-month, you would be charged $1.083 for the IOPS that you provisioned ($0.065 per provisioned IOPS-month * 1000 IOPS provisioned * 43,200 seconds /(86,400 seconds /day * 30 day-month)).

For this example, the charges would be $5.25 ($4.167 + $1.083).

EBS Throughput Optimized HDD (st1) Volumes

Volume storage for Throughput Optimized HDD (st1) volumes is charged by the amount you provision in GB per month until you release the storage. Provisioned storage for st1 volumes will be billed in per-second increments, with a 60 second minimum. I/O is included in the price of the volumes, so you pay only for each GB of storage you provision.

For example, let's say that you provision a 2000 GB volume for 12 hours in a 30 day month. In a region that charges $0.045 per GB-month, you would be charged $1.5 for the volume ($0.045 per GB-month * 2000 GB * 43,200 seconds / (86,400 seconds /day * 30 day-month)).

EBS Cold HDD (sc1) Volumes

Volume storage for Cold HDD (sc1) volumes is charged by the amount you provision in GB per month until you release the storage. Provisioned storage for sc1 volumes will be billed in per-second increments, with a 60 second minimum. I/O is included in the price of the volumes, so you pay only for each GB of storage you provision.

For example, let's say that you provision a 2000 GB volume for 12 hours (43,200 seconds) in a 30 day month. In a region that charges $0.025 per GB-month, you would be charged $0.83 for the volume ($0.025 per GB-month * 2000 GB * 43,200 seconds / (86,400 seconds/day * 30 day-month)).

EBS Snapshots

Snapshot storage is based on the amount of space your data consumes in Amazon S3. Because Amazon EBS does not save empty blocks, it is likely that the snapshot size will be considerably less than your volume size. For the first snapshot of a volume, Amazon EBS saves a full copy of your data to Amazon S3. For each incremental snapshot, only the changed part of your Amazon EBS volume is saved.

Copying EBS snapshots is charged for the data transferred across regions. After the snapshot is copied, standard EBS snapshot charges apply for storage in the destination region.

EBS Fast Snapshot Restore 

Example pricing is based on the US-East (N. Virginia) region. Fast Snapshot Restore (FSR) is charged in Data Services Unit-Hours (DSUs) for each Availability Zone in which it is enabled. DSUs are billed per minute with a 1 hour minimum. The price of 1 FSR DSU-Hour is $0.75 per AZ.

For example, consider an EBS Snapshot with Fast Snapshot Restore enabled for 90 minutes in 3 Availability Zones. The price of 1 FSR DSU-Hour is $0.75 per AZ. Since Fast Snapshot Restore was enabled for 90min in three AZs, you will be billed 3 FSR DSUs * 1.5 hours at $0.75 per FSR DSU-Hour or $3.375.

Or, consider an EBS Snapshot with Fast Snapshot Restore enabled for 45 minutes in 1 Availability Zone. The price of 1 FSR DSU-Hour is $0.75 per AZ. Since there is a 1 hour minimum, you will be billed 1 FSR DSUs * 1 hours at $0.75 per FSR DSU-Hour or $0.75.

EBS direct APIs for Snapshots

EBS direct APIs for Snapshots provide access to directly read EBS snapshot data and identify differences between two snapshots. The following charges apply for these APIs.

ListChangedBlocks and ListSnapshotBlocks APIs are charged per request. If you make one million ListSnapshotBlocks API calls in a region that charges $0.0006 per thousand requests, you will be charged $0.60 ($0.0006 per thousand requests * 1 million requests).

GetSnapshotBlock API is charged per SnapshotAPIUnit. One GetSnapshotBlock API request that uses a block size of 512KiB consumes one SnapshotAPIUnit. Note that 512KiB is the only block size supported today so each GetSnapshotBlock request consumes one SnapshotAPIUnit. For example, if you make 100,000 GetSnapshotBlock API calls using a block size of 512KiB in a region that charges $0.003 per thousand SnapshotAPIUnits, you will be charged $0.30 ($0.003 per thousand SnapshotAPIUnits * 100,000 SnapshotAPIUnits).

Note: If you use external or cross-region data transfers, additional EC2 data transfer charges will apply.

 

 

Looking for information about EBS Magnetic volumes? See Amazon EBS Previous Generation Volumes.

*on this page GB = 1024^3 bytes

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