With AWS Snowball, you pay only for your use of the device and for data transfer out of AWS. There are two ways to pay for AWS Snowball: on-demand and committed upfront pricing.

On-demand pricing includes a service fee per job, which includes 10 days of device use and a per-day fee for every additional day you use the device before sending it back to AWS. The service fee and per-day fee may vary by AWS Region and depends on which of the four Snowball device types that you choose: Storage Optimized for Data Transfer only, Storage Optimized with EC2 Compute, Compute Optimized, or Compute Optimized with GPU.

AWS Snowball also offers significantly discounted pricing (up to 62%) for 1-year and 3-year usage commitments. With these long-term deals, you pay upfront to use the Snowball device(s) at a discounted rate, and you avoid paying any additional service fees or per-day fees until your prepaid period ends. You can sign up for committed upfront pricing in the AWS Snow Family console when you order a Snowball device.

Pricing details

Service fee per job

There is a one-time setup fee per job ordered either through the Snowball console or jobs accessed through JMAPI (API) from the command line service (CLS). Shipping days are not counted towards the included 10 days you are allotted to use the device. You are only charge based on the full days the device is at your physical location and you are not charged for the day the device arrives or the day the device is shipped back to AWS. Pricing is listed by AWS Region in the tables below.

Per-day fee

The first ten days of onsite usage are included in the service fee. If the device is kept for more than ten days, you incur a fee for each additional day you keep the device. The per-day fee is listed by AWS Region in the tables below.

Committed upfront fee

If you plan to use a Snowball device for one to three years and want to pay the device fees up front for a significant discount (up to 62%) compared to on-demand pricing, you can choose to pay for a Snowball device with a committed upfront fee. You will be charged the upfront fee when you receive the Snowball device and you will not pay any additional service fees or per-day fees for that device until the prepaid period ends. Pricing is listed by region in the tables below.

Data transfer

Data transfer IN to Amazon S3 is $0.00 per GB (except for small files as explained below).
Data transfer OUT of Amazon S3 is priced by region. See data transfer OUT pricing by region in the table below.
Note workloads with millions of small files (less than or equal to 1 MB) can lead to higher Amazon S3 charges (S3 PUT costs for S3 import jobs or S3 GET costs for S3 export jobs).

If this applies to you, AWS Snow Family recommends contacting our Sales team to evaluate your needs. Data storage fees apply and are not included in Snowball pricing. See Amazon S3 pricing page for storage cost details.

Shipping

Shipping charges are calculated based on standard carrier rates for the shipping location and shipping option you choose (e.g. 2-day, overnight). Please review the AWS Snowball Edge shipping documentation for details of carriers and shipping options for your region. 

Other AWS service charges

You are charged standard request, storage, and data transfer rates to read from and write to AWS services including Amazon S3 and AWS Key Management Service (KMS). Read about considerations when working with Amazon S3 storage classes in our documentation. For S3 import jobs, data transferred from your Snow Family device to S3 are billed at standard S3 charges, e.g. S3 capacity cost, S3 PUT costs, and others. You are also charged standard rates for Amazon CloudWatch Logs, Amazon CloudWatch Metrics, and Amazon CloudWatch Events.


Pricing for Snowball Edge Storage Optimized data transfer only

Region On-Demand Job Fee (includes 10 days) On-Demand Per Day Fee
     US East (N. Virginia) $300 $30
     US East (Ohio) $300 $30
     US West (Oregon) $300 $30
     US West (N. California) $300 $30
     AWS GovCloud (US-Gov-East) $300 $30
     AWS GovCloud (US-Gov-West) $300 $30
     Canada (Montreal) $300 $30
     South America (São Paulo) $300 $30
     
     EU (Ireland) $300 $30
     EU (Frankfurt) $300 $30
     EU (London) $300 $30
     EU (Paris) $300 $30
     EU (Stockholm) $300 $30
     EU (Milan) $400
$40
         
     Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) $400 $40
     Asia Pacific (Mumbai) $300 $30
     Asia Pacific (Osaka) $300 $30
     Asia Pacific (Seoul) $400 $40
     Asia Pacific (Singapore) $400 $40
     Asia Pacific (Sydney) $300 $30
     Asia Pacific (Tokyo) $300 $30
     
     Africa (Cape Town) $400 $40

Pricing for Snowball Edge Storage Optimized with EC2 Compute instances

Region On-Demand Job Fee (includes 10 days) On-Demand Per Day Fee 1 year Commitment Upfront Fee* 3 years Commitment Upfront Fee*
     US East (N. Virginia) $500 $50 $42 per day ($15,330)   $35 per day ($38,325)
     US East (Ohio) $500 $50 $42 per day ($15,330)   $35 per day ($38,325)
     US West (Oregon) $500 $50 $42 per day ($15,330)   $35 per day ($38,325)
     US East (N. California) $500 $50 $42 per day ($15,330)   $35 per day ($38,325)
     AWS GovCloud (US-Gov-East) $500 $50 $42 per day ($15,330)   $35 per day ($38,325)
     AWS GovCloud (US-Gov-West) $500 $50 $42 per day ($15,330)   $35 per day ($38,325)
     Canada (Montreal) $800 $80 $52 per day ($18,980) $45 per day ($49,275)
     South America (São Paulo) $1,200 $120 $100 per day ($36,500) $80 per day ($87,600)
         
     EU (Ireland) $800 $80 $60 per day ($21,900) $45 per day ($49,275)
     EU (Frankfurt) $800 $80 $60 per day ($21,900) $45 per day ($49,275)
     EU (London) $800 $80 $60 per day ($21,900) $45 per day ($49,275)
     EU (Paris) $800 $80 $60 per day ($21,900) $50 per day ($54,750)  
     EU (Stockholm) $800 $80 $60 per day ($21,900) $45 per day ($49,275)
     EU (Milan) $800 $80 $60 per day ($21,900) $45 per day ($49,275)
             
     Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) $800 $80 $60 per day ($21,900) $50 per day ($54,750)
     Asia Pacific (Mumbai) $800 $80 $60 per day ($21,900) $45 per day ($49,275)
     Asia Pacific (Osaka) $800 $80 $60 per day ($21,900) $50 per day ($54,750)
     Asia Pacific (Seoul) $800 $80 $60 per day ($21,900) $50 per day ($54,750)
     Asia Pacific (Singapore) $800 $80 $60 per day ($21,900) $50 per day ($54,750)
     Asia Pacific (Sydney) $800 $80 $65 per day ($23,725) $55 per day ($60,225)
     Asia Pacific (Tokyo) $800 $80 $60 per day ($21,900) $50 per day ($54,750)
         
     Africa (Cape Town) $800 $80 $60 per day ($21,900) $50 per day ($54,750)

* 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 with EC2 Compute instances

Region On-Demand Job Fee (includes 10 days) On-Demand Per Day Fee 1 year Commitment Upfront Fee* 3 years Commitment Upfront Fee*
     US East (N. Virginia) $1,250 $125 $80 per day ($29,200) $55 per day ($60,225)
     US East (Ohio) $1,250 $125 $80 per day ($29,200) $55 per day ($60,225)
     US West (Oregon) $1,250 $125 $80 per day ($29,200) $55 per day ($60,225)
     US East (N. California) $1,250 $125 $80 per day ($29,200) $55 per day ($60,225)
     AWS GovCloud (US-Gov-East) $1,250 $125 $80 per day ($29,200) $55 per day ($60,225)
     AWS GovCloud (US-Gov-West) $1,250 $125 $80 per day ($29,200) $55 per day ($60,225)
     Canada (Montreal) $1,300 $130 $85 per day ($31,025) $60 per day ($65,700)
     South America (São Paulo) $2,150 $215 $140 per day ($51,100) $95 per day ($104,025)
         
     EU (Ireland) $1,300 $130 $85 per day ($31,025) $60 per day ($65,700)
     EU (Frankfurt) $1,500 $150 $100 per day ($36,500) $70 per day ($76,650)
     EU (London) $1,500 $150 $100 per day ($36,500) $70 per day ($76,650)
     EU (Paris) $1,500 $150 $100 per day ($36,500) $70 per day ($76,650)
     EU (Stockholm) $1,500 $150 $100 per day ($36,500) $70 per day ($76,650)
     EU (Milan) $1,500 $150 $100 per day ($36,500) $70 per day ($76,650)
             
     Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) $1,750 $175 $100 per day ($36,500) $65 per day ($71,175)
     Asia Pacific (Mumbai) $1,300 $130 $85 per day ($31,025) $60 per day ($65,700)
     Asia Pacific (Osaka) $1,500 $150 $100 per day ($36,500) $70 per day ($76,650)
     Asia Pacific (Seoul) $1,500 $150 $100 per day ($36,500) $70 per day ($76,650)
     Asia Pacific (Singapore) $1,500 $150 $100 per day ($36,500) $70 per day ($76,650)
     Asia Pacific (Sydney) $1,500 $150 $100 per day ($36,500) $70 per day ($76,650)
     Asia Pacific (Tokyo) $1,500 $150 $100 per day ($36,500) $70 per day ($76,650)
         
     Africa (Cape Town) $1,500 $150 $100 per day ($36,500) $70 per day ($76,650)

* 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 GPU with EC2 Compute instances

Region On-Demand Job Fee (includes 10 days) On-Demand Per Day Fee 1 year Commitment Upfront Fee* 3 years Commitment Upfront Fee*
     US East (N. Virginia) $1,650 $165 $105 per day ($38,325) $72 per day ($78,840)
     US East (Ohio) $1,650 $165 $105 per day ($38,325) $72 per day ($78,840)
     US West (Oregon) $1,650 $165   $105 per day ($38,325)   $72 per day ($78,840)
     US East (N. California) $1,650 $165 $105 per day ($38,325) $72 per day ($78,840)
     AWS GovCloud (US-Gov-East) $1,650 $165 $105 per day ($38,325) $72 per day ($78,840)
     AWS GovCloud (US-Gov-West) $1,650 $165 $105 per day ($38,325) $72 per day ($78,840)
     Canada (Montreal) $1,800 $180 $115 per day ($41,975) $80 per day ($87,600)
     South America (São Paulo) $2,850 $285 $185 per day ($67,525) $125 per day ($136,875)
         
     EU (Ireland) $1,800 $180 $115 per day ($41,975) $80 per day ($87,600)
     EU (Frankfurt) $2,000 $200 $130 per day ($47,450) $90 per day ($98,550)
     EU (London) $2,000 $200 $130 per day ($47,450) $90 per day ($98,550)
     EU (Paris) $2,000 $200 $130 per day ($47,450) $90 per day ($98,550)
     EU (Stockholm) $1,800 $180 $115 per day ($41,975) $80 per day ($87,600)
     EU (Milan) $2,000 $200 $130 per day ($47,450) $90 per day ($98,550)
             
     Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) $2,000 $200 $125 per day ($45,625) $90 per day ($98,550)
     Asia Pacific (Mumbai) $1,800 $180 $115 per day ($41,975) $80 per day ($87,600)
     Asia Pacific (Osaka) $2,000 $200 $130 per day ($47,450) $90 per day ($98,550)
     Asia Pacific (Seoul) $2,000 $200 $130 per day ($47,450) $90 per day ($98,550)
     Asia Pacific (Singapore)
$2,000 $200 $130 per day ($47,450) $90 per day ($98,550)
     Asia Pacific (Sydney) $2,000 $200 $130 per day ($47,450) $90 per day ($98,550)
     Asia Pacific (Tokyo) $2,000 $200 $130 per day ($47,450) $90 per day ($98,550)
         
     Africa (Cape Town) $2,000 $200 $130 per day ($47,450) $90 per day ($98,550)

* 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.

Data Transfer pricing - all Snowball device types

Data transfer IN to Amazon S3 is $0.00 per GB (free).
Region Data Transfer OUT Pricing
     US East (N. Virginia) $0.03 per GB
     US East (Ohio) $0.03 per GB
     US West (Oregon) $0.03 per GB
     US East (N. California) $0.03 per GB
     AWS GovCloud (US-Gov-East) $0.03 per GB
     AWS GovCloud (US-Gov-West) $0.03 per GB
     Canada (Montreal) $0.03 per GB
     South America (São Paulo) $0.04 per GB
   
     EU (Ireland) $0.03 per GB
     EU (Frankfurt) $0.04 per GB
     EU (London) $0.03 per GB
     EU (Paris) $0.04 per GB
     EU (Stockholm) $0.03 per GB
     EU (Milan) $0.03 per GB
       
     Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) $0.05 per GB
     Asia Pacific (Mumbai) $0.04 per GB
     Asia Pacific (Osaka) $0.04 per GB
     Asia Pacific (Seoul) $0.05 per GB
     Asia Pacific (Singapore) $0.05 per GB
     Asia Pacific (Sydney) $0.04 per GB
     Asia Pacific (Tokyo) $0.04 per GB
   
     Africa (Cape Town) $0.05 per GB

Pricing examples

Example 1: Import 80 TB into the EU (Ireland) Region using a Storage Optimized device

You would pay a service fee for one device ($300) plus round trip shipping. You would not pay additional per-day fees, as long as you load the device with your data in less than ten days, and ship it back to AWS.

The total cost of importing 80 TB to AWS would be $300 for the service fee, plus shipping. There are no data transfer fees, since data import is free, and no per-day fees, since you used the device for 10 days or less.

Additional service charges to expect as part of your overall AWS bill include: Amazon S3 storage fees, Amazon S3 PUT, and KMS charges if applicable. See the pricing pages for Amazon S3 and AWS Key Management Service (KMS) to learn more.

Example 2: Export 25 TB out of the Asia Pacific (Seoul) Region using a Storage Optimized device

Suppose you use the Snowball device for 20 days total onsite, including the days that the device arrived and the day you shipped it out. You would pay a service fee for one device ($400) plus round trip shipping. Since the day the device arrives and the day you ship it out do not count towards the 10 days included in the service fee, you would pay per-day fees for 20 total days on site minus 10 days included for use minus 1 day shipping to you minus 1 day shipping back to AWS equals 8 additional days at $40 per-day for a total of $320 (8 x $40) in per-day fees. Since you are exporting data, data transfer OUT of Amazon S3 fees apply ($0.08 / GB * (25 TB * 1,024GB)) = $2,040).

The total cost would be $2,760, plus shipping. Service fees of $400 + per-day fees of $320 + Amazon S3 data transfer OUT fees of $2,040 + shipping.

Additional service charges to expect as part of your overall AWS bill include: Amazon S3 storage fees, Amazon S3 GET costs, data transfer OUT costs, and KMS charges if applicable. See the pricing pages for Amazon S3 and AWS Key Management Service (KMS) to learn more.

Example 3: Export 100TB out of the Europe (Ireland) Region using a Storage Optimized device

If you export 100 TB out of Europe (Ireland) from your S3 bucket, the job will automatically be put onto 2 Snowball Edge Storage Optimized devices as the job will fill the first Snowball with 80 TB and the second Snowball with the remaining 20 TB. As the customer, you are charged for 2 Snowball Edge devices to complete the job. In this example, you would pay a service fee for 2 devices ($300 x 2 = $600) plus round trip shipping. You would not pay additional per-day fees, as long as you load the device with your data in less than ten days, and ship it back to AWS.

Amazon S3 data transfer OUT fees do apply ($0.02 / GB * (100 TB * 1,024GB)) = $2,048). See the pricing pages for Amazon S3 to learn more.

The total cost would be $2,648, plus shipping. Service fee of $600 + Amazon S3 data transfer OUT fees of $2,048 + shipping. Additional service charges to expect as part of your overall AWS bill include: Amazon S3 storage fees, Amazon S3 PUT and GET costs, and KMS charges if applicable. See the pricing pages for Amazon S3 and AWS Key Management Service (KMS) to learn more.

Example 4: Process data collected onsite and import 10 TB of processed data into the US West (Oregon) Region using a Compute Optimized device

Suppose you have a 30 day project to collect drone footage in the field and are using EC2 instances on your Compute Optimized device to process the footage before sending the processed data to AWS. You would pay a service fee for one Compute Optimized device ($1,250) plus round trip shipping. Since the day the device arrives and the day you ship it out do not count towards the 10 days included in the service fee, you would pay per-day fees for 30 total days on site minus 10 days included for use minus 1 day shipping to you minus 1 day shipping back to AWS equals 18 additional days at $125 per-day for a total of $2,250 in per-day fees. There are no additional fees for running EC2 compute on the device.

The total cost would be $3,500, plus shipping. Service fees of $1,250 + per-day fees of $2,250 + shipping.

Additional service charges to expect as part of your overall AWS bill include: Amazon S3 storage fees for the 10 TB, Amazon S3 PUT for the objects added to S3, and KMS charges if applicable. See the pricing pages for Amazon S3 and AWS Key Management Service (KMS) to learn more.

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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