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Is there a difference between Droplet storage and Block Storage

Posted May 2, 2019 1.1k views
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I read that DO Block Storage is SAN based. Is this also true for the storage initially attached to a Droplet or is it storage located on the same blade / metal?

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Greetings!

Great question, thanks for asking it here. You have a perfect understanding of it, so I’ll just reiterate. Block storage (Volumes) are network-attached, but the droplet will see it as a local storage block so that you do not have to go through any special steps to interact with it. The base droplet storage is part of a RAID10 array in that specific hypervisor which currently stores your droplet.

Jarland

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