EBS versus EFS

23 Oct 2020

Learn how EBS differs from EFS.

EBS EFS
Type

SAN

NAS

Interface

Block Storage

NFSv4

Accessibility

EC2

EC2, On-Premises

Latency

Low

High

Throughput

Up to 2,375 MB/s

Default limit is 1,000 MB/s but can be increased

Durability

99.8%

99.999999999%

Availability

99.99%

99.99%

Replication

Single AZ

Multi-AZ

Backups/Snapshots

EBS Snapshots

AWS Backup

Storage Costs (GB/month)

$0.10

$0.30