This page describes the differences between the various service tiers that Filestore offers and gives guidance on how to select between them.
Filestore offers Basic HDD, Basic SSD, High Scale SSD, and Enterprise service tiers. Each tier has different capacity options and performance levels to fit different use cases. The following table shows a comparison of the tiers:
|Specification||Basic HDD||Basic SSD||High Scale SSD||Enterprise|
|Scaling direction||Up only||Up only||Up and down||Up and down|
|Data recovery||Backups (manual only)||Backups (manual only)||None||None|
|Price per month for the minimum instance2||US$204.80 ($0.20/GiB)||US$768.00 ($0.30/GiB)||US$3,072.00 ($0.30/GiB)||US$614.40 (0.60/GiB)|
1 See the Performance page for expected read and write performance at minimum and maximum capacity.
2 Reflects the estimated pricing for a Filestore instance with minimum capacity and located in region
us-central1. For more information about pricing, see the Pricing page.
Selecting a tier
Once a Filestore instance is created, the tier cannot be changed. If you need to change tiers, you must create a new instance and copy the data from your original instance onto the new instance.
Quota for Filestore instances varies by region and tier.
Enterprise, High Scale, and Basic instances each have their own quotas. High
Scale SSD quota starts at
0. Before you can create a High Scale SSD instance,
you must first make and be approved for a
quota increase request.