Note: You should expect 4 MB/s of throughput per TB of data stored as Nearline Storage. This throughput scales linearly with increased storage consumption. For example, storing 3 TB of data would guarantee 12 MB/s of throughput, while storing 100 TB of data would provide users with 400 MB/s of throughput.
Because Nearline Storage is intended for infrequently accessed data, you will incur the following costs for data access and early deletion:
Data retrieval incurs a cost of $0.01 per GB. You incur the cost only when you read data stored with the Nearline Storage class.
Data deleted in less than 30 days incurs a minimum 30 day charge. For example, if you store 1,000 GB of Nearline data on day 1 and then remove it on day 2, you are charged $10 at the end of 30 days, the same as if you had stored the data for that period. Early deletion charges also apply when you overwrite existing objects. For example, if you create an object in a bucket configured for Nearline, and 10 days later you overwrite it, the object is considered an early deletion and you will be charged for the remaining 20 days of storage.