NetApp All Flash FAS Technical Specifications

All Flash FAS systems come with the NetApp® ONTAP® operating system and advanced data management and data protection tools.

  AFF A700 AFF A300
NAS Scale-out 1-24 nodes (12 HA Pairs)
Maximum SSD 5760 4608
Maximum Raw Capacity: All-Flash 88.1PB/78.3PiB 70.5PB/62.6PiB
Effective Capacity[*] 360PB/319.7PiB 288PB/256.3PiB
Maximum Memory 12,288GB 3,072GB
SAN Scale-out 1-12 nodes (6 HA pairs)
Maximum SSD 2880 2304
Maximum Raw Capacity 44.1PB/39.1PiB 35.3PB/31.3PiB
Effective Capacity[*] 180PB/159.8PiB 144.3PB/128.2PiB
Maximum Memory 6144GB 1536GB
Cluster Interconnect 2x 40GbE or 8x 10GbE 2x 10GbE

[*]Effective capacity based on 5:1 storage efficiency ratios with the maximum number of SSDs installed. Actual ratio is up to 10:1 and higher depending on workloads and use cases.

Per HA Pair Specifications (active-active dual controller)

  AFF A700 AFF A300
Maximum SSD 480 384
Maximum Raw Capacity: All-Flash 7.3PB/6.5PiB 5.9PB/5.2PiB
Effective Capacity[*] 30.0PB/26.6PiB 24.0PB/21.4PiB
Controller Form Factor Single-enclosure HA;
2 controllers in single 8U chassis
Single-enclosure HA;
2 controllers in single 3U chassis
Memory 1024GB 256GB
NVRAM 64GB 16GB
PCIe Expansion Slots 20 4
Onboard I/O: UTA2 (10GbE/FCoE, 16Gb FC) n/a 8
Onboard I/O: 10GbE n/a 4
Onboard I/O: 10GbE Base-T n/a 4
Onboard I/O: 12Gb SAS n/a 8
Storage Networking Supported FC; FCoE; iSCSI; NFS; pNFS; CIFS/SMB
OS Version ONTAP 9.1 RC1 or later
High-Availability Features Ethernet-based service processor and Data ONTAP management interface; redundant hot-swappable controllers, cooling fans, power supplies, and optics
Supported Configurations
ONTAP 9.1
Cluster Configurations
  • Two-node switchless or switched cluster
  • Clusters of HA pairs
MetroCluster™ configurations for synchronous replication
  • 2-node
  • 4-node: two x 2-node switched or switchless clusters with fabric-attached (switched) storage; 4 nodes total: a 2-node active-active cluster at each site)
  • 8-node (NAS-only): four x 2-node switched or switchless clusters with fabric-attached (switched) storage; 8 nodes total: a 4-node cluster at each site)
Disk Shelves Supported

DS224C (2U; 24 drives, 2.5" SFF)

DS2246 (2U; 24 drives, 2.5" SFF)

See NetApp Disk Shelves and Storage Media for more details on each disk shelf and supported drive types.

Maximum RAID Group Sizes

RAID-TEC™ (triple parity, ONTAP 9)

SSD: 29 (26 data disks plus 3 parity disks)

RAID 6 (RAID-DP)

SSD: 28 (26 data disks plus 2 parity disks)

RAID 4

SSD: 14 (13 data disks plus 1 parity disk)

RAID 6 + RAID 1 or RAID 4 + RAID 1 (SyncMirror®)

Host Operating Systems Supported Windows® 2000, Windows Server® 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2016, Linux®, Oracle® Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, Mac® OS, VMware®, ESX®
Max. Number of LUNs 12,288
Number of Supported SAN Hosts 8,192
FlexVol® Volumes Up to 1,000 per controller (in hardware clusters)
Snapshot® Copies Up to 255,000 per controller
Maximum Volume Size 100TiB 100TiB
Maximum Aggregate Size 400TiB 400TiB

Maximum port count includes integrated ports and PCIe expansion slots per HA pair

FC target ports (32Gb autoranging) 32 8
FC Target ports (16Gb autoranging) 64 24
FC Target ports (8Gb) 64 16
FC Target ports (4Gb) 64 16
FCoE Target ports, UTA2 64 24
40GbE ports 32 8
10GbE ports 64 32
10GbE Base-T ports (1GbE autoranging) 64 4
12Gb/6Gb SAS ports 64 24
FC Initiator ports 64 24
Maximum Adapters (per HA pair)
Dual 40GbE (40GbE, 4x10GbE break-out) 16 4
Dual 32Gb FC 16 4
Quad 10GbE Base-T (RJ-45, CAT 6A-E) 16 4
Quad GbE (copper) n/a 4
Quad 10GbE/FCoE 16Gb FC Unified Target Adapter 2 (UTA2, optical or copper for 10GbE/FCoE deployments, optical for 16Gb FC) 16 4
8Gb FC Target n/a 4
Quad 12Gb SAS storage HBA 16 4

[*]Effective capacity based on 5:1 storage efficiency ratios with the maximum number of SSDs installed. Actual ratio is up to 10:1 and higher depending on workloads and use cases.

System Environmental Specifications

  AFF A700 AFF A300
Thermal Rating (at 200V) 6,219 BTU (typical)

6,505 BTU (worst case)
1,850 BTU (typical)

2,130 BTU (worst case)
Weight 214.46 lb 78.92 lb
Height 8U 3U
Width 19" IEC rack-compliant (17.6", 44.7 cm)
Depth 30.8" (36.8" with cable management) 23.9" (28.9" with cable management)
Operating Temperature, Altitude, and Relative Humidity 10° C to 40° C (50° F to 104° F); at ≤3,000 m (at ≤10,000' feet) elevation; 20% to 80% relative humidity, noncondensing (28° C wet bulb temperature)
Nonoperating Temperature and Relative Humidity -40° C to 65° C (-40° F to 149° F); 5% to 95% relative humidity, noncondensing, in original container
Operating Acoustic Noise
  • Declared sound power (LwAd) per ISO 9296: 8.1 Bel @ normal operating conditions (at 23°C and at sea level)
  • Sound pressure (LpAm) (bystander positions): 65 dB
  • Declared sound power (LwAd) per ISO 9296: 7.8 Bel normal operating conditions (at 23°C and at sea level)
  • Sound pressure (LpAm) (bystander positions): 62.6 dB
Compliance RoHS-compliant PDF
Safety/Emissions/Immunity

Safety: EN 60950, CE, CSA 60950, UL 60950, CB IEC60950-1 (all national deviations), EN60825-1, IRAM, GOST-R, BSMI, SONCAP, NRCS LOA (South Africa)

Emissions/Immunity: FCC Part 15 Class A, ICES-03, CE, KCC, VCCI, AS/NZS CISPR 22, EN55022, EN55024, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, SABS COC (South Africa), BSMI

NetApp Systems Cabinet

  AFF A700 AFF A300
Rack Space 42U
Dimensions (height/width/depth) 78.75" (200 cm)/23.6" (60 cm)/44.3" (112.5 cm)
Minimum Cabinet Clearances for Airflow 10" (25.4 cm) front and 12" (30.5 cm) rear
Minimum Cabinet Clearances for Service 30" (76.3 cm) front and rear, 12" top
AC Power 200 to 240VAC
Current 30A Single Phase or 3-Phase
Weight (empty) 307 lbs (138 kg)
Features Split rear door with cable egress opening, reversible front door (left or right handed)