Standard SSD Managed Disks, a low-cost SSD offering, are optimized for test and entry-level production workloads requiring consistent latency. Standard SSD Managed Disks can also be used for big data workloads that require high throughput. Standard SSD Managed Disks deliver lower latency compared to Standard HDDs, while improving reliability and scalability for your applications, and are available with all Azure VM sizes. Standard SSD Managed Disks can be easily upgraded to Premium SSD Managed Disks for more demanding and latency-sensitive enterprise workloads. Offered as a managed disk solution, Standard SSD Managed Disks come with the same industry leading durability and availability that you expect from Premium SSD Managed Disks.
The total cost of Standard SSD Managed Disk storage depends on the size and number of disks, the number of transactions, and the number of outbound data transfers.
You can store snapshots and images for Standard SSD Managed Disks on Standard HDD storage.