Volumes are network-based block devices that provide additional data storage for Droplets. You can move them between Droplets and resize them at any time. Learn more about volumes.
We have finished rolling out NVMe for volumes in all regions. Newly-created volumes in all regions are now on NVMe-based storage.
The IOPS and throughput limits for volumes are now 50% higher. For a list of the new limits by Droplet type, see our updated limits page. To reach the new limits, you must power cycle the Droplet with the attached volume or detach and reattach the volume.
Newly-created volumes in NYC1, NYC3, SFO2, SFO3, FRA1, SGP1, LON1, and AMS3 are now on NVMe-based storage. Most existing volumes and volumes in BLR1 and TOR1 remain on SSD-based storage. We’re continuing to roll out NVMe across all volumes in all regions. In the interim, you can migrate volumes using
rsync or similar tools to copy data.
For more information, see all Volumes Block Storage release notes.