I need to upload 10TB of data, will this cost me?

March 9, 2017 175 views

In order to create my application I need to upload 10TB of data to an SSD, I know this would cost me 1000 bucks a month, but will this cost me any additional fees if I will upload all of this data upfront?

3 Answers


You would be billed for the bandwidth usage incurred as a result of uploading the data depending on the size of the Droplet you deploy. The largest Droplet comes with 9TB and the smallest 1TB of BW.

Bandwidth overages costs $0.02 per GB over the limit. You can verify this in FAQ - Policy.

So for 10 TB = 10,000 GB, you would pay $10,000 * $0.02 = $200.

Now, because that there is no tools available for you, to monitor your bandwidth usage, bandwidth overages are not charged.
This doesn't mean you can use it as unlimited, you should stay under your Droplet bandwidth or you risk getting locked down from your Droplet.
You must/should contact Support and see what you can do about this.

Another option is to temporary upgrade you Droplet.
Biggest, Standard Droplet - comes with 9 TB bandwidth and costs $640/mo or per hour - $0.952/hr.
Biggest, High Memory Droplet - comes with 10 TB bandwidth, but there are very expensive - $1680/mo or per hour - $2.5/hr.
Once you transfer data, you can resize to desired size you want.

Maybe you should consider contact and mail your HDDs to DO official.

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