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The $15 Droplet Outbound Data Transfer is less than 3TB

I’ve read some question’s answers and I think I understood the Outbound data transfer, But in my account it’s less than 3TB (0.59 GB used of 1893 GB) … What I missed?

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Hi @HadyShaltout,

When in the month did you create the Droplet?


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Hi @HadyShaltout,

The fact that the Droplet was only created yesterday likely explains why you’re only seeing limited bandwidth available for it this month.

A $15 Droplet has 3TB of outbound bandwidth in a full month, and you accrue a percentage of that allowance each hour that the Droplet exists on your account in a month, up to the quoted cap (3TB).

So, if the Droplet was only created yesterday, it will only get ~17 days of the allowance for the month, or ~60% (17 * 24 / 672), which works out to just under 2TB, near the number being shown on your account.

Our bandwidth calculator tool lets you explore how the bandwidth allowance accrues the longer a Droplet is on your account in a month:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tools/bandwidth?active=[{"slug"%3A"s-2vcpu-2gb"%2C"type"%3A"droplet"%2C"hours"%3A424%2C"consumption"%3A0%2C"nodes"%3A1}]&additional=0

Hope that helps, - Matt.

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