AWS Snowball Specifications
The following table outlines hardware specifications for the Snowball appliance.
|Storage capacity||In the US regions, Snowballs come in two sizes: 50 TB and 80 TB. All other regions have the 80 TB Snowballs only.|
|On-board I/O 10 gigabit interfaces||Each Snowball supports RJ45 (Cat6), SFP+ Copper, and SFP+ Optical.|
|Cables||Each Snowball ships with 6-foot cables that work with all three of the supported I/O interfaces.|
|Thermal requirements||Snowballs are designed for office operations, and are ideal for data center operations.|
|Decibel output||On average, a Snowball produces 68 decibels of sound, typically quieter than a vacuum cleaner or living-room music.|
|Power||In the US regions: NEMA 5–15p 100–220 volts. In all regions, a power cable is included.|
|Power consumption||200 watts.|
The workstation is the computer, server, or virtual machine that hosts your mounted data source. You'll connect the Snowball to this workstation to transfer your data. Because the workstation is considered the bottleneck for transferring data between the Snowball and the data source, we highly recommend that your workstation be a powerful computer, able to meet high demands for processing, memory, and networking.
We recommend that your workstation be a computer dedicated to the task of running the Snowball client or the S3 SDK Adapter for Snowball while you're transferring data. Each instance of the client or the adapter requires up to 7 GB of dedicated RAM for memory-intensive tasks, such as performing encryption.
The following table outlines the suggested specifications for your workstation.
|Processing power||16 core CPU|
16 gigabytes of RAM
Each running instance of the client and/or adapter requires up to 7 GB of
dedicated RAM for memory-intensive tasks, such as performing the
|Microsoft Windows support (64-bit only)|
|Mac support||Mac OS X version 10.10 or higher|
|Linux support (64-bit only)|
|User interface support|
|Network I/O support|