Digital Ocean Block Storage

DigitalOcean Block Storage is a flexible, convenient way of managing additional storage for your DigitalOcean Droplets - digitalocean.com

Block Storage is provisioned in units known as volumes. Volumes function as block devices, meaning they appear to the operating system as locally attached storage drives which can be partitioned and formatted according to your needs.

Block Storage volumes provide expanded storage capacity for your Droplets and can be moved between Droplets within a specific region.

Volumes function as raw block devices, meaning they appear to the operating system as locally attached storage which can be formatted using any file system supported by the OS. They may be created in sizes from 1GiB to 16TiB.

# Price: Volumes are charged at a rate of $0.10 per GB per month. For example, if you create a 100GB volume, you would be charged an additional $10 per month.

A volume will be charged from the moment it is created until the time of deletion in hourly increments, just like Droplets.

- __Storage media__: Like Droplets, storage volumes are backed by SSDs. - __Available sizes__: Storage volumes can be created in sizes ranging from 1GB to 16TB. - __Region Support__: Currently, volumes are available in NYC1, SFO2, FRA1, and SGP1.

# Additional details: Volumes are region-specific resources. Volumes can be moved freely between Droplets within that region. A volume may only be attached to one Droplet at a time. However, up to five volumes can be attached to a single Droplet.

# Block storage API

By sending requests to the /v2/volumes endpoint, you can: - list - create - delete volumes - attach - detach