I have a t1.micro instance with 8GB of magnetic EBS volume as it's root disk with a LAMP environment on it. I thought that I will upgrade it to t2.micro with 8GB of General Purpose SSD volume.
However I read that the magnetic storage has ~100 IOPS, and the SSD has 3 * size, so it would be only 24 IOPS. Do I understand it well that any SSD volume that is smaller than 33GB would perform slower than the old magnetic storage?
Quote from Amazon: "General Purpose (SSD) volume types have a baseline IOPS of volume size X 3 and can burst up to 3000 IOPS for 30 minutes."
What does baseline mean? How is that 30 minute calculated? Would my 8GB SSD be able to burst up to 3000 IOPS for 30 minutes every hour/day/month?