How to determine SSD or NVMe from API

I am using some plans that are no longer shown in the UI. I add them via the API. How can I tell if they are using SSD or NVMe?

I returned all the sizes via the API but there is nothing in there that shows storage type as far as I can tell.

This is one plan, as returned by the API, that I am trying to figure out whether it uses SSD or NVMe

            "available": true,
            "description": "Basic Intel",
            "disk": 80,
            "memory": 4096,
            "price_hourly": 0.04167,
            "price_monthly": 28.0,
            "regions": [
            "slug": "s-2vcpu-4gb-intel",
            "transfer": 4.0,
            "vcpus": 2

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Bobby Iliev
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January 17, 2024

Hey @samiam,

I believe that the DigitalOcean API does not provide direct information about whether a specific plan uses SSD or NVMe storage in the response data. The details you’ve provided from the API response, such as disk, memory, price_hourly, etc., typically don’t include the storage type.

But looking at the description Basic Intel you mentioned, I would say that it sounds like that the Droplet is using an SSD. The Premium Intel Droplets come with NVMe:

You can use this website here for a reference:

Or you can use the doctl compute size list command to get that information as well.

If you wish, you can also try reaching out to the DigitalOcean support team who might be able to confirm this for you:

Hope that helps!

- Bobby.

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