Managed Disks pricing

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Azure Managed Disks are the new and recommended disk storage offering for use with Azure virtual machines for persistent storage of data. You can use multiple Managed Disks with each virtual machine. We offer four types of Managed Disks — Ultra Disk, Premium SSD Managed Disks, Standard SSD Managed Disks, Standard HDD Managed Disks.

Are you looking for pricing details for Page Blobs also referred as Unmanaged Disks? See Unmanaged Disk and Page Blob pricing.

Pricing reflects preview discount for items that are in preview. When the preview ends, GA pricing will come in to effect.

Pricing details

Premium SSD Managed Disks

Premium SSD Managed Disks are high performance Solid State Drive (SSD) based Storage designed to support I/O intensive workloads with significantly high throughput and low latency. With Premium SSD Managed Disks, you can provision a persistent disk and configure its size and performance characteristics.

The total cost of Premium SSD Managed Disks depends on the size and number of the disks and will be affected by the number of outbound data transfers. These disk sizes provide different input/output operations per sec (IOPS), throughput caps and monthly price per GiB. You choose the option that best meets your required storage size, IOPS and throughput. Attach several persistent disks to a VM and you can configure up to PBs of storage per VM and achieve 80,000 input/output operations per second and 1600 MB per second disk throughput per VM at less than one millisecond latency for read operations (for applications which can take advantage of read caching). Premium SSD Managed Disks are supported by DS-series, DSv2-series, FS-series and GS-series VM sizes which are specifically targeted for Premium SSD Managed Disks.

You can store Managed Disk snapshots and images for Premium SSD Managed Disks on Standard storage. You can choose between locally redundant (LRS) and Zone redundant (ZRS) options. These snapshots and images are charged at $0.05/GB per month for both Standard LRS and ZRS options based on the used portion of the disk. For example, if you create a snapshot of a managed disk with provisioned capacity of 64 GB and actual used data size of 10 GB, snapshot will be billed only for the used data size of 10 GB. If you choose to store them on Premium SSD Managed Disk storage, you will be charged at $-/GB per month.

Disk Size Price per month IOPS per disk Throughput per disk
P1 - Preview* 4 GiB $- 120 25 MB/second
P2 - Preview* 8 GiB $- 120 25 MB/second
P3 - Preview* 16 GiB $- 120 25 MB/second
P4 32 GiB $- 120 25 MB/second
P6 64 GiB $- 240 50 MB/second
P10 128 GiB $- 500 100 MB/second
P15 256 GiB $- 1,100 125 MB/second
P20 512 GiB $- 2,300 150 MB/second
P30 1 TiB $- 5,000 200 MB/second
P40 2 TiB $- 7,500 250 MB/second
P50 4 TiB $- 7,500 250 MB/second
P60 8 TiB $- 16,000 500 MB/second
P70 16 TiB $- 18,000 750 MB/second
P80 32 TiB (32767 GiB) $- 20,000 900 MB/second

There are no transaction costs for Premium Disks.

*P1/P2/P3 disk SKUs are available in selected Production regions at preview pricing. For details on the Preview regions , please refer to Azure Disks FAQ.

Managed disks are only available for Locally Redundant Storage (LRS). Please refer to Azure Storage replication page for more details on redundancy options.

Standard SSD Managed Disks

Standard SSD Managed Disks, a low-cost SSD offering, are optimised for test and entry-level production workloads requiring consistent latency. Standard SSD Managed Disks can also be used for big data workloads which require high throughput. Standard SSD Managed Disks deliver lower latency compared to Standard HDDs, while improving reliability and scalability for your applications and are available with all Azure VM sizes. Standard SSD Managed Disks can be easily upgraded to Premium SSD Managed Disks for more demanding and latency-sensitive enterprise workloads. Offered as a managed disk solution, Standard SSD Managed Disks come with the same industry leading durability and availability that you expect from Premium SSD Managed Disks.

The total cost of Standard SSD Managed Disk storage depends on the size and number of disks, the number of transactions and the number of outbound data transfers.

You can store snapshots and images for Standard SSD Managed Disks on Standard HDD storage. You can choose between locally redundant (LRS) and Zone redundant (ZRS) options. These snapshots and images are charged at $0.05/GB per month for both Standard LRS and ZRS options based on the used portion of the disk. For example, if you create a snapshot of a managed disk with provisioned capacity of 128 GB and actual used data size of 10 GB, snapshot will be billed only for the used data size of 10 GB. If you choose to store them on SSD storage, you will be charged at $-/GB per month.

Disk Size Price per month IOPS per disk Throughput per disk
E1 - Preview* 4 GiB $- Up to 120 Up to 25 MB/second
E2 - Preview* 8 GiB $- Up to 120 Up to 25 MB/second
E3 - Preview* 16 GiB $- Up to 120 Up to 25 MB/second
E4 32 GiB $- Up to 120 Up to 25 MB/second
E6 64 GiB $- Up to 240 Up to 50 MB/second
E10 128 GiB $- Up to 500 Up to 60 MB/second
E15 256 GiB $- Up to 500 Up to 60 MB/second
E20 512 GiB $- Up to 500 Up to 60 MB/second
E30 1 TiB $- Up to 500 Up to 60 MB/second
E40 2 TiB $- Up to 500 Up to 60 MB/second
E50 4 TiB $- Up to 500 Up to 60 MB/second
E60 8 TiB $- Up to 2,000 Up to 400 MB/second
E70 16 TiB $- Up to 4,000 Up to 600 MB/second
E80 32 TiB (32767 GiB) $- Up to 6,000 Up to 750 MB/second

We charge $- per 10,000 transaction units for Standard SSD Managed Disks. Any type of operation against the storage is counted as a transaction, including reads, writes and deletes. We use IO unit size of 256 KiB for counting the billable transaction units. Please refer to Standard SSD documentation for more information.)

*E1/E2/E3 disk SKUs are available in selected Production regions at preview pricing. For details on the Preview regions , please refer to Azure Disks FAQ.

Standard HDD Managed Disks

Standard HDD Managed Disks use Hard Disk Drive (HDD) based Storage media. They are best suited for dev/test and other infrequent access workloads that are less sensitive to performance variability.

The total cost of Standard HDD Managed Disk storage depends on the size and number of disks, the number of transactions and the number of outbound data transfers.

Managed snapshots and images are charged at $-/GB per month for both LRS and ZRS options based on the used portion of the disk. For example, if you create a snapshot of a managed disk with provisioned capacity of 64 GB and actual used data size of 10 GB, snapshot will be billed only for the used data size of 10 GB.

Disk Size Price per month IOPS per disk Throughput per disk
S4 32 GiB $- Up to 500 Up to 60 MB/second
S6 64 GiB $- Up to 500 Up to 60 MB/second
S10 128 GiB $- Up to 500 Up to 60 MB/second
S15 256 GiB $- Up to 500 Up to 60 MB/second
S20 512 GiB $- Up to 500 Up to 60 MB/second
S30 1 TiB $- Up to 500 Up to 60 MB/second
S40 2 TiB $- Up to 500 Up to 60 MB/second
S50 4 TiB $- Up to 500 Up to 60 MB/second
S60 8 TiB $- Up to 1,300 Up to 300 MB/second
S70 16 TiB $- Up to 2,000 Up to 500 MB/second
S80 32 TiB (32767 GiB) $- Up to 2,000 Up to 500 MB/second

We charge $- per 10,000 transactions for Standard HDD Managed Disks. Any type of operation against the storage is counted as a transaction, including reads, writes and deletes.

Managed disks are only available for Locally Redundant Storage (LRS). Please refer to Azure Storage replication page for more details on redundancy options.

Ultra Disk

Ultra SSD Managed Disks are our next generation high performance Solid State Drive (SSD) with configurable performance attributes that provide the lowest latency and consistent high IOPS/throughput. Ultra SSDs can deliver unprecedented and extremely scalable performance with sub-millisecond latency: As a customer you can start small on IOPS and throughput and adjust your performance as your workload becomes more IO intensive.

The total cost of Ultra Disk depends on the size of the disk and its performance configuration and will be affected by the number of disks.

Ultra Disk is available in different sizes that provide a configurable range of input/output operations per sec (IOPS), and a configurable range of throughput (MB/s), and is billed on an hourly rate. You choose the option that best meets your required storage size, IOPS and throughput.

The following table summarises the different configurations supported for different disk sizes:

Ultra Disk Offerings
Disk Size (GiB) 4 8 16 32 64 128 256 512 1,024-65,536 (in increments of 1 TiB)
IOPS Range 1,200 2,400 4,800 9,600 19,200 38,400 76,800 1,60,000 1,60,000
Throughput Range (MB/s) 300 600 1,200 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000

*Please refer to the Ultra SSD documentation page for the full details on how to configure the disks.

Following are the prices:

  • $- per GiB/hour
  • $- per provisioned IOPS/hour
  • $- per provisioned MB/s/hour
  • $- per vcpu/hour provisioned reservation charge.
    This reservation charge is only imposed if you enable Ultra SSD capability on the VM without connecting an Ultra SSD disk.

GA pricing listed above will be effective starting October 1, 2019. Before that, you will continue to be charged at the preview rate.

Ultra Disk is billed based on the provisioned size, provisioned IOPS and provisioned throughput. Azure maps the provisioned size (rounded up) to the nearest disk size offer. Each disk is billed accordingly on an hourly basis. For example, if you provisioned a 200 GiB Ultra SSD Disk, with 20,000 IOPS and 1,000 MB/second and deleted it after 20 hours, it will map to the disk size offer of 256 GiB and you will be billed for the 256 GiB, 20,000 IOPS and 1,000 MB/second for 20 hours. This is regardless of the amount of actual data and number of IOs written to the disk.

Managed disks are only available for Locally Redundant Storage (LRS). Please refer to Azure Storage replication page for more details on redundancy options.

Support & SLA

FAQ

  • You will be charged the same rate for your provisioned disk, regardless of how much of the disk space is being used.

  • The charges will be pro-rated on an hourly basis using the monthly price. For instance, Premium SSD for P15 is $- (price may vary per region). For October, you will be billed per $-/(31 days x 24 hours) = $-/hour

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