EF-Series Flash Arrays

Tech Spec

EF-Series Technical Specifications

All data in this table applies to dual-controller configurations.

Attribute NetApp EF-Series
Sustained IOPS EF560
825,000 IOPS at 800µs (sustained I/O rate)
Max drives 120 SSDs (EF560 with four expansion shelves)
Max raw capacity 384TB
Drive types supported 2.5″ SSD: 400GB, 800GB, 800GB (FDE), 1.6TB, 1.6TB (FIPS), 3.2TB
Form factor Base System: 2U/24 
Expansion shelf: 2U/24
System memory 24GB or 96GB
Host I/O ports (8) 16Gb FC 
(8) 12Gb SAS 
(8) 10Gb iSCSI-optical 
(4) 56Gb (FDR) InfiniBand 
Expansion shelf DE5600 (2U/24 drives):

  • 400/800GB, 1.6/3.2TB SSD
  • 800GB SSD FDE
  • 1.6TB SSD FIPS 
Operating system / management system SANtricity® OS 8.25 
SANtricity® Storage Manager 11.25
High-availability features
  • Dual active controller with automated I/O path failover
  • Dynamic Disk Pools and traditional RAID levels 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, and 10
  • Redundant, hot-swappable storage controllers, disk drives, power supplies and fans
  • Automatic DDP or RAID rebuild following a drive failure
  • Mirrored data cache with battery backup and de-stage to flash
  • SANtricity proactive drive health monitoring identifies problem drives before they create issues
  • Greater than 99.999% availability (with appropriate configuration and service plans)
Host operating systems supported Microsoft® Windows Server®, Red Hat Enterprise Linux®, Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, VMware® ESX®, Oracle® Solaris, IBM AIX, HP HP-UX, Apple® Mac® OS 
Included software features SANtricity Mirroring 
SANtricity Volume Copy 
SANtricity Snapshot 
SANtricity Thin Provisioning 
Dynamic Disk Pools
Optional software features SANtricity Drive Encryption
System capabilities Data Assurance (T10-PI IEEE standard) 
Dynamic volume expansion 
Dynamic capacity expansion 
Dynamic RAID-level migration 
Dynamic segment size migration 
System Event Monitor 
Proactive drive heath monitoring 
AutoSupport automatic support system 
Online SANtricity OS upgrades & drive firmware upgrades 
VMware vSphere® Storage APIs – Array Integration (VAAI) 
Microsoft Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX)
Application plug-ins* SANtricity Plug-in for Oracle® Enterprise Manager 
SANtricity Management Pack for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) 
SANtricity Plug-in for Microsoft® SQL Server™ Management Studio (SSMS) 
SANtricity Plug-in for VMware® vCenter® 
SANtricity VASA Provider 
SANtricity Storage Replication Adapter for VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 
SANtricity Performance App for Splunk® Enterprise 
SANtricity Plug-in for Nagios 
Open management SANtricity OpenStack Cinder 
SANtricity Web Services Proxy (REST and SYMbol Web) 
SANtricity PowerShell Toolkit
System maximums Host/partitions: 512 
Volumes: 2,048 
Snapshot copies: 2,048 
Mirrors: 128
Dimensions and 
Weights with 1.6TB SSDs
EF560 System Shelf DE5600 Expansion Shelf
Height 3.47″ (8.81 cm) 3.47″ (8.81 cm)
Width 19″ (48.26 cm) 19″ (48.26 cm)
Depth 19.6″ (49.78 cm) 19.6″ (49.78 cm)
Weight (max) 58.59 lb (26.58 kg) 52.91 lb (24.0 kg)
EF560 system shelf DE5600 Expansion Shelf
Typical Maximum Typical Maximum
KVA 0.457 0.627 0.158 0.327
Watts 452.9 620.97 156.27 324.04
BTU 1545.3 2117.81 533.22 1105.67
Compliance RoHS-compliant (PDF)
Safety/emissions/immunity Safety: EN60950, UL/CSA 60950, CB IEC60950, BIS, BSMI, EAEU (EAC), SONCAP, UKRSepro, UNBS 
Emissions/Immunity: FCC Part 15 Class A, ICES-003, AS/NZS CISPR 22, BSMI, CE (which includes EN55022, EN55024, EN61000-3-2 and EN61000-3-3), KC**, VCCI

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**12G SAS and 56G IB HIC EF560 configurations and DE5600 expansion shelf are not KC certified
Specifications are subject to change without notice.