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Do "Storage Optimized" managed MongoDB databases run on NVMe's?

I was diving deep into MongoDB documentation and found a mention of using NVMe’s that was suggested for achieving much much higher throughputs. I saw a blog post about Storage Optimized droplets that run NVMs, but wasn’t able to find any confirmation if this is indeed what “Storage Optimized” managed databases use as well?


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Bobby Iliev
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November 24, 2022

Hi there,

Yes, you are correct. The Storage-Optimized nodes are using NVMe SSDs.

You can find the documentation about this here:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/droplets/concepts/choosing-a-plan/#dedicated-cpu-storage-optimized-droplet

And the announcement post here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/blog/introducing-storage-optimized-droplets-with-nvme-ssds

Best,

Bobby