Elastic Block Storage (EBS) provides solid state drives (SSD) and hard disk drives (HDD) for EC2 instances. The virtual machine accesses the persistent storage via the network. In December 2020, AWS announced another volume type called General Purpose SSD (gp3). So now there are three volume types based on SSDs. In this episode, Andreas compares gp2, gp3, and io2 volumes and guides how to choose the volume type that fits best a specific scenario.