Volumes Release Notes

October 2022

October 7

  • 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.

July 2022

July 12

  • 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.

June 2022

June 27

  • In order to improve security, DigitalOcean no longer accepts TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 connections. This includes connections to www.digitalocean.com, cloud.digitalocean.com, and api.digitalocean.com.

January 2021

January 31

  • Due to capacity limits in the region, we have disabled the creation of new resources in SFO2 for new customers. Existing customers with resources in SFO2 are unaffected and can still create and destroy resources in SFO2.

May 2020

May 12

August 2019

August 26

  • Volume limits for verified accounts have been raised from 10 volumes per account/500 GB of volume data per region to 100 volumes per account/16 TB per region. Unverified accounts are still limited to 10 volumes/500 GB. Learn more about account verification.

August 19

  • Began the incremental release of new block storage volume limits. By the end of the release, all verified accounts will be able to create up to 100 volumes or use a total of 16 TB of volume data per region. Unverified accounts will be allowed 10 volumes or to use a total of 500 GB per region.

  • You can now create a maximum of one snapshot of a volume every 10 minutes. See the snapshots overview for more details.

May 2018

May 22

April 2018

April 30

  • Burst support rolled out to all nine block storage regions.

    Performance Expectations

    Droplet Type IOPS Throughput
    Standard 5K 200 MB/s
    Std (Burst) 7.5K 300 MB/s
    Optimized 7.5K 300 MB/s
    Optimized (Burst) 10K 350 MB/s

February 2018

February 6

  • Block storage cluster in Bangalore and London upgraded to Ceph Luminous, reducing median cluster latency by 50%

January 2018

January 9

  • With the release in AMS3, we now have volumes in all regions.