Instance Store versus EBS

03 Aug 2020

Learn how Instance Store differs from EBS.

Instance Store EBS
Type

Local

SAN

Interface

Block Storage

Block Storage

Accessibility

EC2

EC2

Latency

Very Low

Low

Throughput

Up to ~5,500 MB/s

Up to 2,375 MB/s

Durability

Ephemeral

99.8%

Availability

Medium

99.99%

Replication

Single AZ

Single AZ

Backups/Snapshots

n/a

EBS Snapshots

Storage Costs (GB/month)

$0.25

$0.10