AWS Snowball has three pricing elements to consider: usage, device type, and term of use.

First, understand your planned use case. Is it data transfer only, or will you be running compute on the device? You can use either device for data transfer or computing, but it is more cost-effective to use a Snowball Edge Storage Optimized for data transfer jobs.

Second, choose your device, either Snowball Edge Storage Optimized or Snowball Edge Compute Optimized. You can also select the option to run GPU instances on Snowball Edge Compute Optimized for edge applications.

For on-demand use, you pay a service fee per data transfer job, which includes 10 days of on-site Snowball Edge device usage. Shipping days, including the day the device is received and the day it is shipped back to AWS, are not counted toward the 10 days. If the device is kept for more than 10 days, you will incur an additional fee for each day beyond 10 days.

For 1-year or 3-year commitments, please contact your sales team; you cannot make this selection in the AWS Console.

Data transferred into AWS does not incur any data transfer fees, and standard pricing applies for data stored in the AWS Cloud. Please see details below.

Pricing Details

Service Fee per Job

 

A one-time setup fee per job ordered through the console. Listed by region in the tables below.

Extra Day Charge for each Job

 

First 10 days of onsite usage are included and each extra onsite day is listed below by region.

Data Transfer

 

Data transfer IN to Amazon S3 is $0.00 per GB (free)

Data transfer OUT of Amazon S3 is priced by region.


Pricing for Snowball Edge Storage Optimized Data Transfer Only (varies by region)

Service Item US/Others Asia Pacific (Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore)
Service fee per data transfer job $300 $400
Extra day charge (first 10 days included)
$30 $40
Data Transfer IN to Amazon S3
$0.00 per GB (free) $0.00 per GB (free)
Data Transfer OUT of Amazon S3 is priced by region
See Data Transfer OUT table below
See Data Transfer OUT table below

Pricing for Snowball Edge Storage Optimized Data Transfer Plus EC2 Compute Instances (varies by region)

Region

 

3 years Commitment Upfront Charge*

 

1 year Commitment Upfront Charge*

On-Demand Job Fee On-Demand Extra Day Fee
     US East (Northern Virginia, Ohio) $35 per day ($38,325) $42 per day ($15,330)   $500 $50
     US West (Northern California, Oregon) $35 per day ($38,325) $42 per day ($15,330) $500 $50
     AWS GovCloud (US-East)
$35 per day ($38,325) $42 per day ($15,330) $500 $50
     AWS GovCloud (US-West) $35 per day ($38,325) $42 per day ($15,330) $500 $50
     Canada (Montreal)

$45 per day ($49,275)

$52 per day ($18,980)

$800

$80

     South America (São Paulo)

$80 per day ($87,600)

$100 per day ($36,500)

$1,200
$120
         
     EU (Ireland)

$45 per day ($49,275)

$60 per day ($21,900) $800 $80
     EU (Frankfurt)

$45 per day ($49,275)

$60 per day ($21,900) $800 $80
     EU (London)

$45 per day ($49,275)

$60 per day ($21,900) $800 $80
     EU (Paris) $50 per day ($54,750)   $60 per day ($21,900) $800 $80
     EU (Stockholm)

$45 per day ($49,275)

$60 per day ($21,900) $800 $80
             
     Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) $50 per day ($54,750) $60 per day ($21,900) $800 $80
     Asia Pacific (Osaka-Local) $50 per day ($54,750) $60 per day ($21,900) $800 $80
     Asia Pacific (Seoul) $50 per day ($54,750) $60 per day ($21,900) $800 $80
     Asia Pacific (Singapore) $50 per day ($54,750) $60 per day ($21,900) $800 $80
    Asia Pacific (Sydney)
$55 per day ($60,225) $65 per day ($23,725) $800 $80
     Asia Pacific (Tokyo) $50 per day ($54,750) $60 per day ($21,900) $800 $80
     

* Note: Upfront fee for full 1 year and 3 years results in per day discount. Please contact the AWS Sales team to obtain this pricing.

Pricing for Snowball Edge Compute Optimized Data Transfer Plus EC2 Compute Instances (varies by region)

Region

 

3 years Commitment Upfront Charge*

 

1 year Commitment Upfront Charge*

On-Demand Job Fee On-Demand Extra Day Fee
     US East (Northern Virginia) $55 per day ($60,225) $80 per day ($29,200) $1,250 $125
     US West (Northern California, Oregon) $55 per day ($60,225) $80 per day ($29,200) $1,250 $125
     AWS GovCloud (US-West) $55 per day ($60,225) $80 per day ($29,200) $1,250 $125
     EU (Ireland) $60 per day ($65,700) $85 per day ($31,025)
$1,300

$130

     Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) $65 per day ($71,175) $100 per day ($36,500) $1,750 $175

Pricing for Snowball Edge Compute Optimized GPU Data Transfer Plus EC2 Compute Instances (varies by region)

Region

 

3 years Commitment Upfront Charge*

 

1 year Commitment Upfront Charge*

On-Demand Job Fee On-Demand Extra Day Fee
     US East (Northern Virginia) $72 per day ($78,840) $105 per day ($38,325) $1,650 $165
     US West (Northern California, Oregon) $72 per day ($78,840) $105 per day ($38,325) $1,650 $165
     AWS GovCloud (US-West) $72 per day ($78,840) $105 per day ($38,325) $1,650 $165
     EU (Ireland) $80 per day ($87,600) $115 per day ($41,975) $1,800

$180

    Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) $90 per day ($98,550) $125 per day ($45,625) $2,000 $200

Data Transfer Out Pricing - All Snowball Edge Options

Region
Data Transfer OUT Pricing
US regions, including US East (Northern Virginia, Ohio), US West (Northern California, Oregon)
$0.03 per GB
AWS GovCloud (US-East), AWS GovCloud (US-West) $0.03 per GB
Canada (Montreal) $0.03 per GB
South America (São Paulo) $0.04 per GB
EU (Ireland, Frankfurt, London, Stockholm) $0.03 per GB
EU (Paris) $0.04 per GB
Asia Pacific (Tokyo, Osaka-Local, Sydney) $0.04 per GB
Asia Pacific (Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore) $0.05 per GB

Shipping

 

Shipping charges are calculated based on standard carrier rates for the shipping location and shipping option (e.g. 2-day, overnight) you choose. The default shipping option is 2-day. 

Amazon S3 Charges

 

Standard Amazon S3 storage and request pricing applies.

Loss Fees

If an AWS Snowball device is lost or irreparably damaged while it is in your possession – after delivery and before the carrier accepts the appliance for return delivery – you will be charged loss fees as noted below. Loss fees also apply if you do not provide the appliance to the carrier for return to us at our request.

Appliance Type Lost Device Fees

Snowball Edge Storage Optimized $12,500
Snowball Edge Compute Optimized $20,000
Snowball Edge Compute Optimized with GPU $30,000

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