NetApp Disk Shelves and Storage Media Product Comparison


Specification DS224C

DS2246
DS2246

DS224C
DS4246

DS4246
DS4486

DS4486
Rack units 2U 2U 4U 4U
Drives per shelf enclosure 24 24 24 48
Supported Drive Types (See the Shelf and Media Technical Specifications on NetApp.com for specific drive information.)
High-capacity HDDs    
Performance HDDs      
Self-Encrypting Drives[1]    
Ultra-performance SSDs
(pure)

(pure and mixed)[2]

(mixed only)[2]
 
I/O modules Dual 12Gb/s Dual 6Gb/s Dual 6Gb/s Dual 6Gb/s
Optical SAS support
Drive carrier form factor 2.5"
Small form factor
2.5"
Small form factor
3.5"
Large form factor
3.5"
Large form factor
Drive carrier Single drive Single drive Single drive Tandem drives
MetroCluster™ support    

[1] Self-encrypting HDDs adhere to standards such as AES-256, and FIPS 140-2.

[2] A "pure" SSD shelf contains SSDs only; a "mixed" shelf contains a combination of SSDs and HDDs for use by Flash Pool. Flash Pool also works in "shelf-to-shelf" configurations in which SSDs from a pure SSD shelf are combined into an aggregate with HDDs from other shelves.