Amazon EBS provides following two main types of Volume:
- Solid State Drive (SSD): This type of Volume is backed by a Solid State Drive. It is suitable for transactional work in which there are frequent reads and writes. It is generally more expensive than the HDD based volume.
- Hard Disk Drive (HDD): This type of Volume is backed by Hard Disk Drive. It is more suitable for large streaming workload in which throughput it more important than transactional work. It is a cheaper option compared with SSD Volume.