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NetApp FAS2520 Single Controller 12x 3.5”

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NetApp FAS2520 Enterprise Storage System

Maximum Raw Capacity (HA): 336TB
Maximum Disk Drives: 84
Maximum Internal Drives: 12
Controller Form Factor: 2U
Max Memory: 36GB
Disk Type: SSD/Flash, NL-SAS, SAS, SATA
Disk Form Factor: 2.5", 3.5"
Host Connectivity: 1GbE, 10GbE
Storage Protocols Supported: CIFS (NAS), NFS (NAS), iSCSI (IP SAN)
Supported RAID: RAID 4, RAID 6 (RAID-DP)

*Available in Single or Dual Controller ('C' Cluster / 'A' Active-Active / 'HA' High-Availability). Ask for pricing with disks. Call for Details and Pricing

The NetApp FAS2500 series Hybrid storage arrays provide more value for your money than any other system in its class. Every FAS2520 hybrid storage array includes unified support for NAS or SAN workloads and can be configured as a hybrid or an all-flash system to meet specific price or performance goals.

The FAS2520 is geared toward value-oriented deployments and is a good fit for smaller organizations, remote offices and local storage. The FAS2520 is also ideal for consolidating virtualized environments with a small number of Windows applications or general file-serving workloads as well as for customers that need a powerful system at a competitive price.

You don't need to be a storage expert to deploy and manage NetApp storage systems. The FAS2500 series offers a powerful range of technologies to help reduce complexity and increase the efficiency of your storage administrators. FAS2500 series has a 3x faster System Setup, allows you to easily manage 2-3 times more storage, and quickly tune and troubleshoot virtual server environments with ease on the fly.


FAS2520 Technical Specifications

NAS/SAN Scale-Out 1-4 Nodes (2 HA Pairs)

Maximum Drives


Maximum Raw Capacity


Maximum Flash Pool


Maximum Memory


Cluster Interconnect

10G Base-T
Maximum Drives 84
Maximum Raw Capacity 336TB
Controller Form Factor 2U/12 Drives
ECC Memory 36GB
Maximum Flash Pool 4TB
Onboard I/O: UTA 2 (8Gb FC / 16Gb FC / FCoE / 10GbE) N/A
Onboard I/O: 10G Base-T 8
Onboard I/O: GbE 4
Onboard I/O: 6Gb SAS 4
OS Version Data ONTAP 8.2.2 or Later
Storage Protocols Supported iSCSI, NFS, CIFS
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

Maximum Raw Capacity (HA) 336TB
Recommended Min Raw Capacity Array LUNs (GB) N/A
Absolute Min Raw Capacity Array LUNs (GB) N/A
Maximum Storage Devices (HA) 84 Disks
Max DS2246 Shelves (HA) 3
Max DS4243 Shelves (HA) 3
Max DS4246 Shelves (HA) 3
Max DS4486 Shelves (HA) N/A
Max DS14-Class Shelves (HA) N/A
Max Nodes per Cluster (NAS) Not Supported
Max Nodes per Cluster (SAN) Not Supported
Aggregate Size 32 bit (TiB) 16
Aggregate Size 64 bit (TiB) 120
Min Size for an Array LUN Aggregate (GB) N/A
Flex Volume Size 32 bit (TiB) 16
Flex Volume Size 64 bit (TiB) 60
Max Infinite Volume Data Constituent Size (TiB) Not Supported
Max Volume Count (Single) 1000
Max Array LUN Size (GB) N/A
Min Array LUN Size (GB) N/A
Min Array LUN Size - Root Volume (GB) N/A
Min Root Volume Size (Single/HA) 250GB / 250GB
Spare Core Array LUN Min Size (GB) N/A
Max RAID Groups in an Aggregate N/A
Block Size (Bytes) N/A
Chassis Height 3.45"
Chassis Width 17.61"
Chassis Depth 19.84"
Rack Units (Single/HA) 2U/2U
Operating Temperature Range 50°F to 104°F
Storage Temperature Range -40° to 158°F
Input Power Voltage 100v to 120v, 200v to 240v
Processor (Single) 1x 64-bit 2-core with HT 1.73Ghz
Memory (Single/HA) 18GB/36GB
NVRAM (Single) 2GB (NVMEM)
Ethernet Ports (Single) 2x RJ45 (1Gbps)
4x RJ45 (10Gbps)
Fibre Channel Ports (Single) N/A
UTA2 Ports (Single) N/A
Expansion Slots (Single) N/A
SAS Ports (Single) 2x QSFP (6Gbps)
Max Back-End FC Loops (HA) 0
Min Version of Data ONTAP 7 N/A
Min Version of Data ONTAP 8 (both modes) 8.2.2RC1, 8.3RC1
Max Version of Data ONTAP 8 (both modes) 8.2.4, 8.3.2RC1

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Our warranty does not cover any problem caused by the following conditions:

  1. accidents; misuse; carelessness; electrostatic discharge; shock; temperature or humidity beyond the specifications of the product; improper installation; operation; modification;
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