EBS versus FSx for Windows File Server

03 Aug 2020

Learn how EBS differs from FSx for Windows File Server.

EBS FSx for Windows File Server
Type

SAN

NAS

Interface

Block Storage

SMB

Accessibility

EC2

EC2, On-Premises

Latency

Low

Medium

Throughput

Up to 2,375 MB/s

Hundreds of GB/s

Durability

99.8%

Unspecified (probably >99.8%)

Availability

99.99%

99.9%

Replication

Single AZ

Multi-AZ (optional)

Backups/Snapshots

EBS Snapshots

Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS)

Storage Costs (GB/month)

$0.10

$0.23