NetApp FAS2500 (FAS2554 FAS2552 FAS2520) Hybrid Storage Array Specs and Information

NetApp FAS2500 (FAS2554 FAS2552 FAS2520) Hybrid Storage Array Specs and Information NetApp FAS2500 (FAS2554 FAS2552 FAS2520) Hybrid Storage Array Specs and Information NetApp FAS2520





NetApp FAS2500 Hybrid Storage Array

Get more from your investment. Leverage up to 20x more of the industry’s most efficient flash technology—accelerating  workloads by up to 46%. Boost hard-disk utilization further with enhanced partitioning and storage efficiencies.

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Minimize risk and disruption. Start small to minimize upfront costs. Scale up to eight nodes—without disruption—as your data requirements grow. Connect to the cloud without vendor lock-in.

  • Accelerate your SAN and NAS workloads with up to 20x more flash.
  • Go from initial power-up to serving data in less than 10 minutes.
  • Upgrade software and add or retire storage with zero downtime.
  • Reduce storage consumption by 50% and boost usable capacity.
  • Connect to the cloud to protect data and handle dynamic storage needs.

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FAS2554 FAS2552 FAS2520
Single Controller Dual Controller Single Controller Dual Controller Single Controller Dual Controller
Max. Raw Capacity 1152TB 1152TB 1052.16TB 1052.16TB 672TB 672TB
Internal Drives 24 24 24 24 12 12
Supported Internal Drives
Performance HDD N/A 600GB, 900GB, 1.2TB 600GB, 900GB, 1.2 TB
Capacity HDD 2TB, 3TB, 4TB,6TB,8TB N/A 2TB, 3TB, 4TB,6TB,8TB
SSD 200GB, 400GB, 800GB 200GB, 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB, 3.84TB 200GB, 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB, 3.84TB
Self-encrypting Drives 4TB at 7.2K RPM AES-256, FIPS 140-2 compliant 900GB at 10K RPM, 800GB SSD AES-256, FIPS 140-2 compliant 900GB at 10KRPM, 4TB at 7.2K RPM AES-256, FIPS 140-2 compliant
Max. Drives (Internal + External) 144 144 144 144 84 84
ECC Memory 18GB 36GB 18GB 36GB 18GB 36GB
Controller Form Factor 1 or 2 controllers in a single 4U chassis 1 or 2 controllers in a single 2U chassis 1 or 2 controllers in a single 2U chassis
Maximum Flash Pool 16TB[1] 16TB[1] 16TB[1] 16TB[1] 16TB[1] 16TB[1]
Onboard I/O: UTA 2 (8Gb FC/16Gb FC/FCoE/10GbE/1GbE[2]) 4 [3] 8 [3] 4 [3] 8 [3] N/A N/A
Onboard I/O:
10G Base-T
N/A N/A N/A N/A 4 [4] 8 [4]
Onboard I/O: 6Gb SAS 2 4 2 4 2 4
Onboard I/O: GbE 2 4 2 4 2 4

[1] 16TB for Data ONTAP® 8.3, 4TB for Data ONTAP 8.2 (cluster mode and 7-mode).
[2] 1GbE optical and copper SFP support starts with the release of Data ONTAP 8.3.1RC
[3] FAS2552 and FAS2554 onboard UTA2 ports can be configured as either 8Gb/16Gb FC port pair or 10GbE/1GbE port pair and mixed combinations.
[4] FAS2520 onboard ports are 10GBASE-T only that can autorange to 1GbE.

Specifications for Scale-Out Configurations (Hybrid and Disk-Only Configurations)
FAS2554 FAS2552 FAS2520
NAS/SAN Scale-out 1–8 nodes (4 HA pairs) 1–4 nodes (2 HA pairs)
Maximum Drives 576 576 168
Maximum Raw Capacity 4.6PB 4.2PB 1.3PB
Maximum Flash Pool 64TB 64TB 32TB
Maximum Memory 144GB 144GB 72GB
Cluster Interconnect 10GbE 10G Base-T
FAS2554 FAS2552 FAS2520
Storage Protocols Supported FAS2552 / FAS2554 = FC; FCoE; iSCSI; NFS; pNFS; CIFS/SMB
OS Version Data ONTAP® 8.2.2 or later
High-Availability Features Alternate Control Path (ACP); ?Ethernet-based service processor and Data ONTAP management interface; redundant hot-swappable controllers, cooling fans, and power supplies
Supported Configurations Cluster Configurations
  • Single-node cluster
  • Two-node switchless cluster
  • Two-node switched cluster
  • Clusters of HA pairs

7-Mode Configurations
Controllers: Single controller; active-active controllers in an HA pair; active-passive controllers in an HA pair

Back-End Disks: Single path with single controller or HA pair; dual path with single controller MP-HA with HA pair (best practice)

Disk Shelves Supported DS2246 (2U; 24 drives, 2.5″ SFF)
DS4246 (4U; 24 drives, 3.5″ LFF)
For complete details on expansion disk shelves and supported media in those shelves, refer to the NetApp Disk Shelves and Storage Media web page.
Maximum RAID Group Sizes RAID 6 (RAID-DP®)
  • SAS, SSD, and FC: 28 (26 data disks plus 2 parity disks)
  • SATA: 20 (18 data disks plus 2 parity disks)


  • SAS, SSD, and FC: 14 (13 data disks plus 1 parity disk)
  • SATA: 7 (6 data disks plus 1 parity disk)

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

Host/Client Operating Systems Supported Windows® 2000, Windows Server® 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows XP, Linux®, Oracle® Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, Mac® OS, VMware®, ESX
Max. Number of LUNs 2048 per controller
Number of Supported Hosts
  • Up to 6 ports per controller configured as front-end (host) connectivity ports
  • Up to 12 directly connected servers per active-active configuration
  • Connected hosts per HA pair: Up to 512 SAN connected servers
FlexVol Volumes Up to 1,000 per controller
Snapshot® Copies Up to 255,000 per controller
Maximum Volume Size 60TB
Maximum Aggregate Size 120TB
System Environmental Specifications
FAS2554 FAS2552 FAS2520
Thermal Rating 1,948 BTU (typical)
2,044 BTU (worst case)
1,218 BTU (typical)
1,737 BTU (worst case)
1,164 BTU (typical)
1,843 BTU (worst case)
Weight[1] 111.3 lbs 55.4 lbs 58.6 lbs
Height 7″ (17.9 cm), fits into 4U space 3.35″ (8.5 cm), fits into 2U space 3.45″ (8.76 cm), fits into 2U space
Width 19″ IEC rack-compliant (17.6″, 44.7 cm)
Depth (without cable management brackets) 22″ (56 cm) 19″ (48 cm) 20″ (50.8 cm)
Operating Temperature, Altitude, and Relative Humidity 50°F to 104°F (10°C to 40°C); at ? 3,000m (at ? 10,000′) elevation; 20% to 80% relative humidity, noncondensing
Nonoperating Temperature and Relative Humidity -40°F to 158°F (-40°C to 70°C); at ? 12,192m (at ? 40,000′) typical of unconditioned airplane cargo bay, 8% to 80% relative humidity, noncondensing, in original container
Operating Acoustic Noise FAS2520:
  • Declared sound power (LwAd) per ISO 9296: 6.2 Bel
  • Sound pressure (LpAm) (bystander positions): 49.6 dB


  • Declared sound power (LwAd) per ISO 9296: 6.2 Bel
  • Sound pressure (LpAm) (bystander positions): 49.6 dB


  • Declared sound power (LwAd) per ISO 9296: 6.1 Bel
  • Sound pressure (LpAm) (bystander positions): 49.6 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, CU, BIS, 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

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