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What is Disk options means and What should I choses?

I would like to know that what is disk options means when I create or upgrade a droplet and what should I choses?

1x SSD 3x SSD 6x SSD

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Hi @THAS,

When creating or upgrading your Droplet, you have different things that you can update - RAM, CPU, or Disk size.

In your case, the SSD will represent the Disk size. In there should be information about how much space you’ll actually update or create your droplet by choosing any of the options. If there isn’t one, please specify where exactly are you seeing this.

Regards, KDSys

I just stumbled across this question while wondering the same thing, though specifically 1x vs. 2x (on CPU-optimized droplets). For some reason, my mind kept thinking that was just SSD redundancy. However, the 1.5x, 2x, 3x, 6x options give you extra storage on your droplet with just a moderate price increase. The available multipliers vary depending on the droplet type.

For example, a 2 vCPU memory-optimized droplet currently gets 50 GB of storage with the (default) 1x option. If you choose the 3x option, you’ll get 150 GB of storage, and the 6x option will get you 300 GB of storage.