EF-Series all-flash arrays: Microsecond response for your demanding applications

When you need to supercharge performance-sensitive workloads like real-time analytics, HPC, and databases, the price-to-performance benefit of NetApp® EF-Series all-flash arrays speaks volumes. They deliver microsecond response to your most demanding apps, maximum uptime, and six-nines reliability.

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Why NetApp EF-Series arrays?

Say hello to faster, more actionable results

Big data analytics. High-performance computing. Demanding databases. NetApp EF-Series all-flash arrays are built for today’s giant workloads (and the even bigger ones to come).

EF-Series arrays combine impressive IOPS, microsecond response times, and incredible throughput capacity, so your most demanding apps never miss a beat. In addition, the EF-Series is powered by NetApp® SANtricity software to give you extensive configuration flexibility, custom performance tuning, and complete control over data placement. In other words, a trifecta of data management brilliance.

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For the third year in a row, NetApp has been recognized by Gartner as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Primary StorageJeff Vogel, Roger W. Cox, Joseph Unsworth, Santhosh Rao, "Gartner Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage," October 11,2021.

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Extreme performance when you need it most

Supercharge your data analytics and high-performance computing (HPC) workloads with the industry’s leading price-to-performance NVMe systems. Enjoy up to 2,000,000 IOPS, sub-100 microsecond SSD latency, 20X faster database application performance…in other words, speed, glorious speed.

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High availability to keep you moving forward

Maximize uptime using a fully redundant, six-9s modular 2U enterprise-grade building-block system with automated failover and advanced monitoring. Benefit from 1 million SANtricity® systems deployed. Grow seamlessly to 1.8PB. Proactive system health monitoring with flexible notification options and visibility in NetApp Active IQ.

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Meet StorageReview’s 2019 Editor’s Choice Award Winner, a.k.a. the mighty EF600

When it comes all-flash speed and responsiveness, the NetApp® EF600 makes a real impression—as it recently did with the editors of Discover why they crowned it their 2019 Editor’s Choice Award Winner.

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Primary use cases

From big data analytics to high performance computing (HPC), and all your heavy-workloads in-between, EF-Series all-flash arrays are ready, willing, and able for whatever action comes.

Big data analytics

Achieve consistent high performance, access your data more frequently, and scale with compute and storage decoupled.

High performance computing

Optimize high performance computing (HPC) performance for petabyte-scale, data-intensive applications.

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NetApp® EF600 NetApp® EF300
Maximum IOPSPeak system performance 2,000,000 IOPS 670,000 IOPS
Average Latency

<100µs up to 200,000 4K random write IOPS

<100µs up to 300,000 4K random read IOPS

<260µs up to 2,000,000 4K random read IOPS

<100µs up to 50,000 4K random write IOPS

<100µs up to 150,000 4K random read IOPS

<200µs up to 670,000 4K random read IOPS

Sustained throughputPeak system performance Up to 44GBps Up to 20GBps
Maximum drives in base controller enclosureThe base system can be configured with a minimum of 6 SSDs. 24 24
Maximum raw capacity in base controller enclosure 367TB 367TB
Drive types supported SSD (NVMe)
SED: 1.9TB, 3.8TB, 7.6TB, 15.3TB
Non-SED: 1.9TB, 3.8TB
SED: 1.9TB, 3.8TB, 7.6TB, 15.3TB
Non-SED: 1.9TB, 3.8TB
Expansion options n/a SAS Expansion:
Up to 240 NL-SAS HDDs or Up to 96 SAS SSDsCombination of NL-SAS and SAS SSDs not to exceed 240 drive slots total.SAS SSD options are same as EF570/EF280. NL-SAS HDD capacity options range from 4TB to 18TB.
Maximum raw capacity with expansion n/a 4.7PB hybrid, or 1.8PB all-SSD
Form factor Base system: 2U/24 Base system: 2U/24
Expansion shelves: 4U/60 and 2U/12 hybrid; 2U/24 all-flash
System memory 32GB, 128GB 32GB
Host I/O ports 4 ports 200Gb NVMe/IB, NVMe/RoCE
4 ports 200Gb iSER/IB
8 ports 100Gb NVMe/IB, NVMe.RoCE
8 ports 100Gb iSER/IB, SRP/IB
16 ports 32 Gb NVMe/FC
16 ports 32Gb SCSI FC
16 ports 25Gb iSCSI
4 ports 100Gb iSER/IB, SRP/IB
8 ports 32 Gb NVMe/FC
8 ports 32Gb SCSI FC
8 ports 25Gb iSCSI
System management SANtricity System Manager(web-based, on-box) SANtricity System Manager (web-based, on-box)
High-availability features (all platforms)

Dual active controller with automated I/O path failover

Automatic 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

Data Assurance (T10 PI ANSI standard to ensure data integrity)

Proactive drive health monitoring that identifies problems before they create issues

NetApp Active IQ

Online SANtricity OS upgrades and drive firmware upgrades

Online configuration changes

Six-nines availability (with appropriate configuration and service plans)

Security features

Self-encrypting drives support (SED/FIPS) supportHardware and software for at-rest data encryption are not available in certain countries, including Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, and other Eurasian Customs Union countries.

Native encryption key management

External encryption key management (KMIP-compliant)

Role-based access control and audit log

LDAP/LDAPS for user authentication

SAML support to enable Multi-Factor Authentication

Common Criteria certified

System capabilities

Dynamic Disk Pools and Traditional RAID coexistence

Dynamic volume expansion

Dynamic capacity expansion for DDP or RAID volume group

Dynamic capacity contraction (DDP only)

Dynamic RAID-level or segment size migration (traditional RAID only)

Embedded system event monitoring

Full Stripe Write Acceleration (FSWA) to accelerate system write performance (for qualifying workloads)

Included software features

SANtricity volume copy

SANtricity Snapshot

Remote Storage Volumes

SANtricity volume copy

SANtricity Snapshot

Remote Storage Volumes

Management enablers

SANtricity Unified Manager for enterprise management of up to 500 systems

NetApp SANtricity Storage Plugin for vCenter

NetApp SANtricity Performance App for Splunk Enterprise

VMware vSphere Storage APIs—Array Integration (VAAI)

Microsoft Windows Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX)

Open management and orchestration

NetApp SANtricity Web Services embedded REST API

NetApp SANtricity Secure CLI

Ansible® modules for E-Series

NetApp PowerShell Toolkit

System maximums

Max hosts: 1024

Max partitions: 512

Volumes: 2,048

Maximum DDP volume size: 2PiB

Maximum RAID volume size: 30 drives

Snapshot copies: 2,048

Max hosts: 512

Max partitions: 256

Volumes: 1,024

Maximum DDP volume size: 2PiB

Maximum RAID volume size: 30 drives

Snapshot copies: 1,024

Dimension and Weights EF600 Base System EF300 Base System Flash Expansion for EF300 (DE224C)
Height 3.43” (8.7cm) 3.43” (8.7cm) 3.47" (8.81cm)
Width 19.02” (48.3cm) 19.02” (48.3cm) 19" (48.26cm)
Depth 17.6” (44.7cm) 17.6” (44.7cm) 19.27" (48.95cm)
WeightSystem weights will vary depending on drive count and type. 53.66lb (24.34kg) 53.66lb (24.34kg) 46.896lb (21.27kg)
Power and Cooling EF600 Base System EF300 Base System Expansion for EF300 (DE224C)

Typical: 0.979

Maximum: 1.128

Typical: 0.646

Maximum: 0.872

Typical: 0.265

Maximum: 0.379


Typical: 979.09

Maximum: 1128

Typical: 643

Maximum: 870

Typical: 262.76

Maximum: 375.12


Typical: 3348

Maximum: 3859.128

Typical: 2194

Maximum: 2970

Typical: 896.57

Maximum: 1,279.96

Maximum efficiency

Eliminate overprovisioning. Reduce costs dramatically by cutting space, power, and cooling—up to 95%.

Modular scalability

Support for up to 1.8PB of raw capacity in modular 2U building blocks delivers superior data access with low-latency performance.

Market-proven platform

Benefit from 1 million systems—flash-optimized fourth-generation EF-Series arrays are designed to work in the most demanding environments.

Advanced data protection

Guard against data loss and downtime events—locally and long distance—with advanced data protection.


NetApp SANtricity software lets you achieve maximum performance and utilization of your EF-Series all-flash arrays.

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