NetApp EF-Series Flash Arrays Technical Specifications

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

Attribute NetApp EF560 All-Flash Array
Burst I/O rate 900,000 IOPS
Sustained I/O rate 825,000 IOPS
Latency <300µs up to 500,000 IOPS; <800μs up to 825,000 IOPS
Sustained throughput Up to 12GBps
Maximum drives 120 (EF560 with 4 expansion shelves)
Maximum raw capacity 384TB
Drive types supported 2.5" SSD: 800GB, 1.6TB, 3.2TB non-FDE
2.5" SSD: 800GB FDE, 2.5" SSD: 1.6TB FIPS
Form factor[1] Base system: 2U/24
Expansion shelf: 2U/24
System memory 24GB, 96GB[2]
Host I/O ports 8 x 16Gb FC, 8 x 12Gb SAS, 8 x 10Gb iSCSI, or 4 x 56Gb InfiniBand
High-availability features Dual active controller with automated I/O path failover
Auto load balancing and path connectivity monitoring
Dynamic Disk Pools technology and traditional RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10
Redundant, hot-swappable storage controllers, disk drives, power supplies, and fans
Automatic rebuild after a drive failure
Mirrored data cache with battery-backed destage to flash
Proactive drive health monitoring
Six-9s availability (with appropriate configuration and service plans)
Host operating systems Microsoft Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, VMware ESX, Oracle Solaris, IBM AIX, HP, HP-UX, Apple Mac OS
Included software features SANtricity mirroring
SANtricity volume copy
SANtricity Snapshot image
SANtricity thin provisioning with UNMAP
Dynamic Disk Pools technology
Optional software features SANtricity Drive Encryption[3]
System capabilities
Data assurance (T10-PI ANSI standard)
Dynamic volume expansion
Dynamic capacity expansion and contraction
Dynamic RAID-level migration
Dynamic segment size migration
System event monitor
NetApp AutoSupport® automatic support system
Online SANtricity OS upgrades and drive firmware upgrades
VMware vSphere Storage APIs—Array Integration
Microsoft Windows Offloaded Data Transfer
Application plug-ins[4] NetApp SANtricity Management Pack for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager
NetApp SANtricity Plug-In for VMware vCenter
NetApp SANtricity VASA provider
NetApp SANtricity Storage Replication Adapter for VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
NetApp SANtricity Performance App for Splunk Enterprise
NetApp SANtricity Plug-In for Nagios
Open management NetApp SANtricity OpenStack Cinder
NetApp SANtricity Web Services Proxy (REST and SYMbol Web)
NetApp SANtricity PowerShell Toolkit
System maximums Hosts/partitions: 512
Volumes: 2,048
Snapshot copies: 2,048
Mirrors: 128
Dimensions and
EF560 Base System EF560 Expansion Shelf
Height 3.47" (8.81cm) 3.47" (8.81cm)
Width 19" (48.26cm) 19" (48.26cm)
Depth 19.6" (49.78cm) 19.6" (49.78cm)
Weight 58.59 lb (26.58kg) 52.91lb (24.00kg)
Power and Cooling[5] EF560 Base System EF560 Expansion Shelf
kVA Typical: 0.457
Maximum: 0.627
Typical: 0.158
Maximum: 0.327
Watts Typical: 452.9
Maximum: 620.67
Typical: 156.27
Maximum: 324.04
BTU Typical: 1,545.3
Maximum: 2,117.81
Typical: 533.22
Maximum: 1,105.67

[1] The base system and expansion shelves can be configured with a minimum of 6 SSDs.
[2] The system is available with storage arrays that have FC or iSCSI host I/O ports only.
[3] Hardware and software for at-rest data encryption are not available in certain countries, including Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and other Eurasian Customs Union countries.
[4] Plug-ins are available for download at no charge from
[5] The EF560 nominal voltage range is between 100VAC and 240VAC.