NetApp E-Series Product Comparison

Compare the NetApp E-Series 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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E5500
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E5600
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Maximum Raw Capacity 1.2PB 2.3PB 2.3PB
Maximum Disk Drives 192 384 384
Max sustained Bandwidth 8,000 MB/s 12,000 MB/s 12,000 MB/s
Maximum Sustained IOPS 80,000 IOPS 500,000 IOPS 650,000 IOPS
Form Factor 4U/60, 2U/24 
or 2U/12 shelf
4U/60, 2U/24
or 2U/12 shelf
4U/60, 2U/24
or 2U/12 shelf
System Memory 8 or 16GB 24GB 24GB
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

8 ports 6Gb SAS 
8 ports 12Gb SAS
8 ports 10Gb iSCSI-optical
8 ports 16Gb FC
4 ports 40Gb InfiniBand
4 ports 56Gb InfiniBand

8 ports 12Gb SAS
8 ports 10Gb iSCSI-optical
8 ports 16Gb FC
4 ports 56Gb InfiniBand
System Maximums Hosts: 256
Volumes: 512
Snapshots copies: 512
Mirrors: 32
Hosts: 512
Volumes: 2,048
Snapshots copies: 2,048
Mirrors: 128
Hosts: 512
Volumes: 2,048
Snapshots copies: 2,048
Mirrors: 128
Disk Shelves & Supported Drives

4U/60 drives**

  • 2/3/4/6TB NL-SAS 7.2K FDE and non-FDE
  • 600/900GB, 1.2/1.8*TB SAS 10K FDE and non-FDE
  • 400/800GB, 1.6TB SSD non-FDE
  • 800GB SSD non-FDE

2U/24 drives

  • 600/900GB, 1.2/1.8*TB SAS 10K FDE and non-FDE
  • 400/800GB, 1.6TB SSD non-FDE
  • 800GB SSD non-FDE


2U/12 drives

2/3/4/6TB NL-SAS 7.2K FDE and non-FDE

4U/60 drives**

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

2U/24 drives

  • 600/900GB, 1.2/1.8*TB 10K SAS FDE/non-FDE
  • 400/800GB, 1.6TB SSD non-FDE
  • 800GB SSD FDE/non-FDE

2U/12 drives

2/3/4/6TB NL-SAS 7.2K FDE and non-FDE

4U/60 drives**

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


2U/24 drives

  • 600/900GB, 1.2/1.8*TB 10K SAS FDE/non-FDE
  • 400/800GB, 1.6TB SSD non-FDE
  • 800GB SSD FDE/non-FDE


2U/12 drives

  • 2/3/4/6TB 7.2K NL-SAS FDE/non-FDE
  • 600GB 15K SAS FDE