Volume Limits

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.


  • You cannot rename volumes.

  • You can only attach a volume to one Droplet at a time.

  • By default, users can create up to 100 volumes and up to a total of 16 TiB of disk space per region. You can contact our support team to request an increase. You can attach a maximum of 7 volumes to any one node or Droplet, and this limit cannot be changed.

  • Unverified users can have up to 10 volumes per region and up to a total of 500 GB of disk space per region. Learn more about account verification.

  • FreeBSD, RancherOS, and one-click apps do not support automatic formatting and mounting.

  • Volumes are not included in Droplet backups. However, you can create snapshots of volumes and create volumes based on those snapshots.

  • Tags for volumes are only supported via the API.

  • Volume IOPS and throughput limits depend on the Droplet type:

Type IOPS Throughput
Standard 7,500 300 MB/s
Standard (burst) 10,000 450 MB/s
CPU-Optimized 10,000 450 MB/s
CPU-Optimized (burst) 15,000 525 MB/s