Google Compute Engine Persistent Disk Types

Google Compute Engine offers 5 disk types for your instances. Each of the following disk types has unique price and performance characteristics.

Disk Type Region Costs (Avg. Region)
Name Description Min. Disk Size # 1 GB 10 GB 500 GB
local-ssd Local SSD 375 GB 35 0.09 0.90 45.00
pd-balanced Balanced Persistent Disk 10 GB 35 0.12 1.20 60.00
pd-extreme Extreme Persistent Disk 500 GB 35 0.15 1.50 75.00
pd-ssd SSD Persistent Disk 10 GB 35 0.2 2.00 100.00
pd-standard Standard Persistent Disk 10 GB 35 0.05 0.50 25.00

Performance by Disk Size

Persistent disk performance scales with the size of the disk and with the number of vCPUs on your Google Compute Engine VM instance. The Google documentation explains the whole concept very detailed. The following graphic is only meant to give a quick overview.