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Disk shelves and storage media: AFF and FAS systems

Step up to enterprise-grade infrastructure with disk shelves and storage media specifically designed for NetApp® AFF and FAS systems.

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Key Benefits

Disk shelves and storage media specifically designed for NetApp® AFF and FAS systems help deliver the performance, resiliency, and flexibility your digital transformation needs.

Gain performance and capacity at every level

Explore a full range of disk shelves and storage media (SSD and HDD) to support your diverse business and application demands. These disk shelves are supported on AFF and FAS systems.

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Realize enterprise-class resiliency

Keep constant access to your data. Hardware redundancy, NetApp® RAID-DP® and RAID-TEC™ for superior data protection, and Maintenance Center for advanced error recovery help make sure your data is always available.

Respond flexibly to business demands

Gain the flexibility you need with support for different shelves and media within a cluster—for example, AFF with SSDs and FAS with HDDs and SSDs. Max out your IT investment with support for multiple capacity points, types, and generations of shelves and media on your AFF and FAS systems. Focus on business—not technology issues.

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Gain flexibility

Leverage NetApp drives and disk shelves across the ONTAP® portfolio.

Optimize for performance and capacity

Choose the media to optimize your storage for performance and capacity, leveraging SSD and HDD.

Strengthen security

Enhance physical data security. Prevent unauthorized data access.

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NS224 DS224C DS2246 DS212C DS4246The DS4246 disk shelf only supports high-capacity disk configurations and "Mixed Shelf" SSD configurations that combine SSDs with high-capacity disk drives. DS460C
Main Specifications
Rack units 2U 2U 2U 2U 4U 4U
Drives per enclosure 24 24 24 12 24 60
Drives per rack unit 12 12 12 6 6 15
Drive form factor 2.5" small form factor 2.5" small form factor 2.5" small form factor 3.5" large form factor 3.5" large form factor 3.5" large form factor
Drive carrier Single drive Single drive Single drive Single drive Single drive Single drive
High-capacity disk drives N/A N/A N/A 4TB, 8TB, 10TB at 7.2K RPM 2TB, 4TB, 6TB and 8TB at 7.2K RPM 4TB, 8TB, 10TB at 7.2K RPM
Performance disk drives N/A 900GB, 1.2TB and 1.8TB at 10K RPM 600GB, 900GB, 1.2TB and 1.8TB at 10K RPM N/A N/A N/A
Self-encrypting drivesNSE relies on the drive manufacturer for assurance-level certification. Self-encrypting drives (SEDs) used with NetApp® Storage. Encryption (NSE) cannot be mixed with non-encrypting HDDs in the same storage system. SnapLock and MetroCluster are not supported with NSE. AES-256 self-encrypting (SED) NVMe SSDs - 1.9TB, 3.8TB ,7 .6TB , 15.3TB AES-256 FIPS 140-2 compliant NVMe SSD 3.8TB 900GB and 1.8TB at 10K RPM, 800GB and 3.8TB SSD, 800GB SSD + 1.8TB at 10K RPM AES-256, FIPS 140-2 compliant 900GB and 1.8TB at 10K RPM, 800GB and 1.6TB SSD, 800GB SSD + 1.8TB at 10K RPM AES-256, FIPS 140-2 compliant 6TB and 10TB at 7.2K RPM AES-256, FIPS 140-2 compliant 4TB and 6TB at 7.2K RPM, 800GB SSD + 6TB at 7.2K RPM AES-256 FIPS 140-2 compliant 10TB at 7.2K RPM AES-256, FIPS 140-2 compliant
Solid state drives (full and mixed shelf) 1.9TB non-SED NVMe SSD, 3.8TB non-SED NVMe SSD 960GB, 3.8TB, 15.3TB, 30TB, 960GB + 1.8TB 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB, 3.8TB, 400GB + 1.2TB, 800GB +1.8TB 960GB + 4TB, 960GB + 8TB, 960GB + 10TB 400GB + 2TB, 400GB + 4TB, 400GB + 6TB, 800GB + 8TB 960GB + 4TB, 960GB + 8TB, 960GB + 10TB
Controller Support AFF A800, AFF A400, AFF A320 AFF A800, AFF A700, AFF A700s, AFF A400, AFF A300, AFF A220, AFF A200, AFF 8000 series, FAS9000, FAS8700, FAS8300, FAS8200, FAS8000 series, FAS2700, FAS2600 AFF A800, AFF A700, AFF A700s, AFF A400, AFF A300, AFF A220, AFF A200, AFF 8000 series, FAS9000, FAS8700, FAS8300, FAS8200, FAS8000 series, FAS2700, FAS2600 FAS9000, FAS8700, FAS8300, FAS8200, FAS8000 series, FAS2700, FAS2600 FAS9000, FAS8700, FAS8300, FAS8200, FAS8000 series, FAS2700, FAS2600 FAS9000, FAS8700, FAS8300, FAS8200, FAS8000 series, FAS2700, FAS2600
Shelf I/O modules Dual NSM modules (Ethernet Connections) Dual IOM12 modules Dual IOM6 modules Dual IOM12 modules Dual IOM6 modules Dual IOM12 modules
Optical SAS support N/A
Power supply/cooling fans Dual, hot-pluggable, integrated power supply/fan assemblies Dual, hot-pluggable, integrated power supply/fan assemblies Dual, hot-pluggable, integrated power supply/fan assemblies Dual, hot-pluggable, integrated power supply/fan assemblies Redundant, hot-pluggable, integrated power supply/fan assemblies; Dual supplies required for high-capacity disk drives and SSDs. Dual, hot-pluggable power supply; independent fan assemblies
AC input power voltage (autoranging, VRMS) 100–120V or 200–240V 100–120V or 200–240V 200-240V
AC input power frequency 50–60 Hz 50–60 Hz
DC input power Not available Not available
Weight—fully loaded 62.2 lbs (28.2 kg) 53.8 lbs (24.4 kg) 49 lbs (22.2 kg) 60lbs (27.2 kg) 110 lbs (49.9 kg) 246.9 lbs (112 kg)
Dimensions Height: 3.4 in. (8.5 cm) Width: 19 in. (48.0 cm) Depth: 19.1 in. (48.4 cm) Height: 3.4 in. (8.5 cm) Width: 19 in. (48.0 cm) Depth: 19.1 in. (48.4 cm) Height: 3.4 in. (8.5 cm) Width: 19 in. (48.0 cm) Depth: 19.1 in. (48.4 cm) Height: 3.4 in. (8.5 cm) Width: 19 in. (48.0 cm) Depth: 19.1 in. (48.4 cm) Height: 7 in. (17.8 cm) Width: 19 in. (48.3 cm) Depth: 28 in. (71 cm) Height: 7 in. (17.8 cm) Width: 19 in. (48.3 cm) Depth: 36 in. (91.4 cm)
Clearance dimensions Front—cooling: 6 in. (15.3 cm) Front—maintenance: 12 in. (30.5 cm) Rear—cooling and maintenance: 25 in. (63.5 cm) Front—cooling: 6 in. (15.3 cm) Front—maintenance: 12 in. (30.5 cm) Rear—cooling and maintenance: 25 in. (63.5 cm) Front—cooling: 6 in. (15.3 cm) Front—maintenance: 12 in. (30.5 cm) Rear—cooling and maintenance: 24 in. (61 cm) Front—cooling: 6 in. (15.3 cm) Front—maintenance: 12 in. (30.5 cm) Rear—cooling and maintenance: 25 in. (63.5 cm) Front—cooling: 6 in. (15.3 cm) Front—maintenance: 12 in. (30.5 cm) Rear—cooling and maintenance: 25 in. (63.5 cm) Front—cooling: 6 in. (15.3 cm) Front—maintenance: 30 in. (76 cm) Rear—cooling: 6 in. (15.3 cm) Rear—maintenance: 20 in. (50.8 cm)
Operating acoustic noise 6.4 bels LwAd (2 PCMs) 6.9 bels LwAd (2 PCMs) 6.2 bels LwAd (2 PCMs) 6.3 bels LwAd (2 PCMs) 7.0 bels LwAd (4 PCMs) 7.2 bels LwAd (2 PCMs)
Temperature Operating: 50° F to 104° F (10° C to 40° C) Nonoperating: –40° F to 158° F (–40° C to 70° C)
Relative humidity Operating: 20% to 80% noncondensing; Nonoperating: 10 to 95% noncondensing
Altitude Operating: 0 to 10,000 ft (0 to 3,045 m) Nonoperating: –1,000 to 40,000 ft (–305 to 12,192 m)

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