This topic describes the billing methods and billable items of the Dedicated Block Storage Cluster service.

Note The Dedicated Block Storage Cluster service is now available in the China (Heyuan), Indonesia (Jakarta), and China South 1 Finance regions.

Billable items

Fee for a dedicated block storage cluster = Cluster capacity × Subscription duration × Unit price of the disk category. The following table describes the billable items.
Billable item Description
Cluster capacity Cluster capacity is billed by TiB. If you create a dedicated block storage cluster in the Elastic Compute Service (ECS) console, the system converts GiB into TiB based on the following formula: 1 TiB = 1024 GiB.
Subscription duration The subscription duration can range from six months to three years. Specific prices are displayed on the buy page in the ECS console.
Unit price of the disk category The categories of disks that can be created vary based on the types of clusters. Specific prices are displayed on the buy page in the ECS console.
  • Enhanced SSDs (ESSDs) at performance level PL0 (PL0 ESSDs) can be created in basic dedicated block storage clusters.
  • ESSDs at performance level PL1 (PL1 ESSDs) can be created in performance dedicated block storage clusters.

Billing method

Dedicated block storage clusters support only the subscription billing method.