Step 2: Choose your compute and storage options - Amazon Snowcone User Guide
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Step 2: Choose your compute and storage options

Choose the hardware specifications for your Snow Family device and which of your Amazon EC2 instances and Amazon S3 buckets to include on it. You can also order a cluster of Snowball Edge devices to increase durability and redundancy of storage.

To choose your device's compute and storage options
  1. In the Snow devices section, choose the Amazon Snowcone device type that you want to use.

    Amazon Snowcone device options
    • Snowcone – 8 TB storage (HDD), 4 GB memory, 2 vCPUs

    • Snowcone SSD – 14 TB storage (SSD), 4 GB memory, 2 vCPUs

                        Screenshot of the device options.
  2. In the Snowcone power supply section, choose I will provide my own power supply and Ethernet cable. For information about power supplies, see Amazon Snowcone Power Supply and Accessories.

  3. In the Compute using EC2 instances - optional section, choose Amazon EC2 AMIs from your account to include on the device. Or, in the search field, enter all or part the name of an AMI to filter the list of available AMIs on your entry, then choose the AMI.

    For more information, see Using Amazon EC2 Compute Instances.

    This feature incurs additional charges. For more information, see Amazon Snowball Edge Pricing.

  4. In the Choose your S3 storage section, choose to create a new Amazon S3 bucket, or choose the S3 bucket that you want to use in the Bucket name list. You can include additional S3 buckets. These buckets appear on your device as local S3 buckets.

  5. Choose the Next button.