The Lower Cost elastic performance option is recommended for throughput intensive workloads with large sequential I/O, such as streaming, log processing, and data warehouses. This option gives you linear scaling 2 IOPS/GB upt to a maximum of 3000 IOPS per volume. Throughput scales at 240 KB/s/GB up to the maximum of 480 MB/s per volume.
The following table lists the Block Volume service's throughput and IOPS performance numbers based on volume size for this option. IOPS and KB/s performance scales linearly per GB volume size up to the service maximums so you can predictably calculate the performance numbers for a specific volume size. If you're trying to achieve certain performance targets for volumes configured to use the Lower Cost elastic performance option you can provision a minimum volume size using this table as a reference.
(1 MB block size)
(8 KB block size)
(4 KB block size)
|50 GB||12 MB/s||0.8 MB/s||100|
|100 GB||24 MB/s||1.6 MB/s||200|
|200 GB||48 MB/s||3.2 MB/s||400|
|300 GB||72 MB/s||4.8 MB/s||600|
|400 GB||96 MB/s||6.4 MB/s||800|
|500 GB||120 MB/s||8 MB/s||1000|
|750 GB||180 MB/s||12 MB/s||1500|
|1 TB||240 MB/s||16 MB/s||2000|
|1.5 TB - 32 TB||480 MB/s||23 MB/s||3000|