Covert Azure VM Sisk From Premium SSD to Standard HDD

In this blog post, I will show you how to convert and an Azure VM disk from Premium or Standard SSD to HDD.


The main reason I see people using this process is to save money and reduce cost.

Azure SSD disks cost almost double when compared to Standard HDD disk.

Stop VM

The first step I will take is to stop the VM I am changing the disk.

After shutting down the VM, I will click on disks, and as shown, I am using Premium SSD.

I will go ahead and click on the disk name.

From the disk page, I will click on the Configuration option under settings.

Using the drop-down menu, I will change the Storage type to Standard HDD and click Save.