NetApp Flash Cache Technical Specifications

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  Flash Cache
Flash Cache
Flash Cache
Read Cache 256GB of SLC flash memory per module 512GB of SLC flash memory per module 1TB of SLC flash memory per module
Cache Management System interaction and cache managed by customized FPGA
Physical Characteristics ¾-length PCI Express card
I/O Slot Interface x8 PCI Express
I/O Slot Length and Orientation Fits into PCI Express ¾-length horizontal, ¾-length vertical, and full-length vertical slots
Power Consumption 18W typical, 25W maximum
Operating System Data ONTAP 7.3.5 or later, 8.0.2 or later [4]
Storage Protocols All protocols supported by the storage controller
Software Compatibility Works with all Data ONTAP software
Software License One software license required per storage controller

Supported Platforms
  Max. Number of Modules, Max. Added Read Cache per HA System [1]
  Flash Cache
Flash Cache
Flash Cache
FAS6290, V6290 - 16, 8TB 16, 16TB
FAS6280, V6280 [3] - 16, 8TB 16, 16TB
FAS6250, V6250 - 12, 6TB 6, 6TB
FAS6240, V6240 [3] - 12, 6TB 6, 6TB
FAS6220, V6220 - 6, 3TB 2, 2TB [2]
FAS6210, V6210 - 6, 3TB 2, 2TB [2]
FAS6080, V6080 - 8, 4TB -
FAS6070, V6070 - 8, 4TB -
FAS6040, V6040 - 4, 2TB -
FAS3270, V3270 - 4, 2TB 2, 2TB
FAS3250, V3250 - 4, 2TB 2, 2TB
FAS3240, V3240 4, 1TB 2, 1TB -
FAS3220, V3220 - 2, 1TB -
FAS3210, V3210 2, 512GB [4] - -
FAS3170, V3170 - 4, 2TB -
FAS3160, V3160 4, 1TB - -
FAS3140, V3140 2, 512GB [4] - -
FAS3070, V3070 4, 1TB - -
SA620 - 16, 8TB 16, 16TB
SA600 - 8, 4TB -
SA320 - 4, 2TB 2, 2TB
Note: These specifications are for a dual-controller, high availability (HA) system. Divide numbers by 2 for a single-controller system configuration.

[1] Flash Cache modules of different sizes can be mixed in the same controller so long as both sizes are supported with that controller. Maximums must not be exceeded for number of modules and quantity of added read cache. For example, the maximum number of modules for a FAS/V6240 high-availability system is 12, and the maximum quantity of added read cache is 6TB. Note that the original PAM module and Flash Cache modules can never be mixed in the same controller.

[2] The FAS/V6210/20 systems can be configured with one 1TB module plus one 512GB module per controller. This configuration equals the maximum of 1.5TB per controller and 3TB per high-availability system.

[3] One 512GB module is integrated as a standard feature with each controller in FAS6240, FAS6280, V6240, and V6280 systems.

[4] Flash Cache is not supported with Data ONTAP 8.1 running on the FAS/V3210 and FAS/V3140 systems