NetApp E-Series Product Comparison

Compare the NetApp E-Series hybrid data storage systems to find the right fit for your application-driven storage needs.

All data in this table applies to dual-controller configurations. The E2700 is available in both single and dual controller configurations.

Feature E2700
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E5600
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Maximum Raw Capacity 1.5PB 3.1PB
Maximum Disk Drives 192 384
Max Sustained Bandwidth 8,000MB/s 12,000MB/s
Maximum Sustained IOPS 80,000 IOPS 825,000 IOPS
Form Factor 2U12, 2U24, 4U60 shelf 2U12, 2U24,
4U60 shelf
System Memory 8GB or 16GB 24GB or 96GB[1]
Host I/O Interface Options 4 or 8 ports 12Gb SAS
4 or 8 ports 16Gb FC
4 or 8 ports 10Gb iSCSI-optical
4 or 8 ports 10Gb iSCSI-copper

Option to attach one of the I/O interfaces below

8 ports 12Gb SAS
8 ports 10Gb iSCSI-optical[2]
8 ports 16Gb FC[2]
4 ports 56Gb InfiniBand

System Maximums Hosts: 256
Volumes: 512
Snapshots: 512
Mirrors: 32
Hosts: 512
Volumes: 2,048
Snapshots: 2,048
Mirrors: 128
Disk Shelves &
Supported Drives

4U60 drives[3]

  • 2/3/4/6/8TB NL-SAS 7.2K FDE/non-FDE
  • 6TB NL-SAS 7.2K FIPS
  • 600/900GB, 1.2/1.8TB SAS 10K FDE/non-FDE
  • 1.8TB SAS 10K FIPS
  • 400/800GB, 1.6/3.2[4]TB SSD non-FDE
  • 800GB SSD FDE
  • 800GB SSD FDE
  • 1.6TB[4] SSD FIPS

2U24 drives

  • 600/900GB, 1.2/1.8 TB SAS  10K FDE/non-FDE
  • 1.8TB SAS 10K FIPS
  • 400/800GB, 1.6/3.2[4]TB SSD non-FDE
  • 800GB SSD FDE
  • 1.6TB[4] SSD FIPS

2U12 drives

  • 2/3/4/6/8TB NL-SAS 7.2K FDE/non-FDE
  • 6TB NL-SAS 7.2K FIPS

4U60 drives[3]

  • 2/3/4/6TB NL-SAS 7.2k FDE/non-FDE
  • 8TB NL-SAS 7.2k non-FDE
  • 6TB NL-SAS 7.2k FIPS
  • 600/900GB, 1.2/1.8TB SAS 10k FDE/non-FDE
  • 1.8TB SAS 10k FIPS
  • 400/800GB, 1.6/3.2[4]TB SSD non-FDE
  • 800GB SSD FDE
  • 1.6TB[4] SSD FIPS

2U24 drives

  • 600/900GB, 1.2/1.8TB SAS 10k FDE/non-FDE
  • 400/800GB, 1.6TB/3.2[4]TB SSD non-FDE
  • 800GB SSD FDE
  • 1.6TB[4] SSD FIPS

2U12 drives

  • 2/3/4/6TB NL-SAS 7.2k FDE/non-FDE
  • 8TB NL-SAS 7.2k non-FDE
  • 6TB NL-SAS 7.2k FIPS

[1] Availability with storage arrays having FC or iSCSI host I/O ports only
[2] Host I/O Cards support 4 ports of iSCSI and 4 ports of FC through software feature key upgrade
[3] Maximum of 25 SSDs per 4U60 shelf 
[4] Expected availability in mid-2016