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  • KBO

    January 21, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    Hi Carlo,

    S3 Standard pricing does not tell the object needs to be in the bucket for minimum 30 days. https://aws.amazon.com/s3/faqs/#Billing

    Q: How much does Amazon S3 cost?

    With Amazon S3, you pay only for what you use. There is no minimum fee. You can estimate your monthly bill using the AWS Pricing Calculator.

    Q: How will I be charged and billed for my use of Amazon S3?

    The volume of storage billed in a month is based on the average storage used throughout the month. This includes all object data and metadata stored in buckets that you created under your AWS account. We measure your storage usage in “TimedStorage-ByteHrs,” which are added up at the end of the month to generate your monthly charges.

    Storage Example:

    Assume you store 100GB (107,374,182,400 bytes) of data in Amazon S3 Standard in your bucket for 15 days in March, and 100TB (109,951,162,777,600 bytes) of data in Amazon S3 Standard for the final 16 days in March.

    At the end of March, you would have the following usage in Byte-Hours: Total Byte-Hour usage = [107,374,182,400 bytes x 15 days x (24 hours / day)] + [109,951,162,777,600 bytes x 16 days x (24 hours / day)] = 42,259,901,212,262,400 Byte-Hours.

    Let’s convert this to GB-Months: 42,259,901,212,262,400 Byte-Hours / 1,073,741,824 bytes per GB / 744 hours per month = 52,900 GB-Months

    This usage volume crosses two different volume tiers. The monthly storage price is calculated below assuming the data is stored in the US East (Northern Virginia) Region: 50 TB Tier: 51,200 GB x $0.023 = $1,177.60 50 TB to 450 TB Tier: 1,700 GB x $0.022 = $37.40

    Total Storage Fee = $1,177.60 + $37.40 = $1,215.00