NetApp E5500 Technical Specifications

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

E5560 E5524 E5512
Maximum raw capacity 240TB w/expansion
1.54PB using 4TB drives

28.8TB w/expansion

1.47PB using 1.2TB and 4TB drives

48TB w/expansion
1.54PB using 4TB drives
Maximum disk drives 360 w/60-drive shelves
384 with mixed shelves
120 SSDs: 25 SSDs/60-drive shelf
384 drives
120 SSDs
192 using only 12 drive shelves
384 using other expansion shelves
(SSDs in other shelves)
Form factor 4U/60 drives 2U/24 drives 2U/12 drives
Drive types supported
  • 2/3/4TB NL-SAS 7.2k FDE/non-FDE 600/900GB, 1.2TB SAS 10k FDE/non-FDE
  • 400/800GB, 1.6TB SSD non-FDE
  • 800GB SSD FDE
  • 600/900GB, 1.2TB SAS 10k FDE/non-FDE
  • 400/800GB, 1.6TB SSD non-FDE
  • 800GB SSD FDE
  • 2/3/4TB 7.2K NL-SAS FDE/non-FDE
System ECC memory 24GB
Additional ports for host I/O Eight 6Gb SAS
Four 10Gb iSCSI
Eight 16Gb FC
Four 40Gb InfiniBand
Expansion Shelves

DE6600 (4U/60 drives):

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

DE5600 (2U/24 drives):

  • 600/900GB,1.2TB SAS 10k FDE/non-FDE
  • 400/800GB SSD non-FDE
  • 800GB SSD FDE

DE1600 (2U/12 drives):

  • 2/3/4TB NL-SAS 7.2k FDE/non-FDE
Operating system SANtricity 11.10
High-availability features Dual-active controller with automated I/O path fail-over
Supports Dynamic Disk Pools and traditional RAID levels 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, and 10, simultaneously
Redundant, hot-swappable storage controllers, disk drives, power supplies, and cooling fans
Dynamic Disk Pools dynamic rebalancing for change in drive counts up or down
Automatic 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
99.999% availability (with appropriate configuration and service plans)
Operating systems supported Microsoft® Windows®, Red Hat Enterprise Linux®, Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Apple® Mac® OS, IBM AIX, Solaris, HP-UX, VMware®
Software features Standard
SANtricity Remote Mirroring
SANtricity Volume Copy
SANtricity Snapshot™
Dynamic Disk Pools
Dynamic volume expansion
Dynamic capacity expansion
Dynamic RAID-level migration
Dynamic segment-size migration
Event monitoring
Proactive drive health monitoring
Non-disruptive firmware upgrades
Media scan with autoparity check and correction SANtricity SSD Cache
SANtricity Thin Provisioning Data Assurance (T10P1)
licensed software:
SANtricity Drive Encryption
SANtricity 11.10 maximums Host/partitions: 512
Volumes: 2,048
Snapshot copies: 2,048
Mirrors: 128

* Based on same form factor disk shelves. All models are capable of reaching 192 disk drives when configured with intermixed drive shelves.

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  • All ENERGY STAR certified systems are dual power/cooling/controllers, FDE or non-FDE drives of any capacity, with any host interface option
  • NetApp E-Series E5512 up to 24 HDD drives w/DE1600 shelf
  • NetApp E-Series E5524 up to 48 HDD drives w/DE5600 shelf
  • NetApp E-Series E5560 up to 120 HDD drives w/DE6600 shelf

Dimensions and
E5560 System Shelf
DE6600 Disk Shelf
E5524 System Shelf
DE5600 Disk Shelf
E5512 System Shelf
DE1600 Disk Shelf
Height 7.0" (17.78 cm) 3.47" (8.81 cm) 3.4" (8.64 cm)
Width 19" (48.26 cm) 19" (48.26 cm) 19" (48.26 cm)
Depth 32.5" (82.55 cm) 19.6" (49.78 cm) 21.75" (55.25 cm)
Weight (max) 232 lb (105.2 kg) 57.32 lb (26 kg) 59.52 lb (27 kg)

E5560 system shelf E5524 system shelf E5512 system shelf
Typical Maximum Typical Maximum Typical Maximum
KVA 1.056 1.265 0.487 0.637 0.433 0.583
Watts 1045 1253 482 630 429 577
BTU 3566 4275 1644 2150 1464 1970

DE6600 disk shelf DE5600 disk shelf DE1600 disk shelf
Typical Maximum Typical Maximum Typical Maximum
KVA 0.782 0.992 0.225 0.375 0.172 0.322
Watts 774 982 223 371 170 318
BTU 2641 3350 761 1267 580 1086