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NetApp EF-Series – Product Brief

Last updated November 5th, 2020 to include latest model offerings. Concise and unbiased 5-page overview of the features and functionality of NetApp EF-Series. Product Brief includes EvaluScale Reviewing Methodology. Download the free Product Brief now!


The NetApp EF-Series Flash Arrays are all solid-state systems which use SSDs (solid-state devices) with the controllers and embedded software based off of the NetApp E-Series hybrid systems. The EF-Series consists of the EF600, the EF570, EF300 and the EF280. The same features of the E-Series models, along with the controller reliability, stability, and maturity are available with the all-SSD EF-Series models. The EF-Series is offered directly from NetApp or through its channel partners.

The NetApp EF-Series are modular systems with dual controllers. The advanced features available with the EF-Series are common with the NetApp E-Series family and include snapshots, remote replication, transparent volume expansion, and storage pooling with thin provisioning. Advanced capabilities of the EF300, EF570 and include NVMe protocol support over 100 Gb InfiniBand or RoCE Ethernet connections. The EF600 model also supports NVMe protocol and supports 200Gb Infiniband or RoCE Ethernet connections. The EF280 model does not support NVMe devices or NVMe over fabrics.

The EF570 can scale from a single drawer with 24 devices to five drawers for a total of 120 devices and a maximum raw capacity of 1.8 PB. The EF280 can expand to four drawers, with 24 devices each, for a maximum of 1.5 PB. The EF600 and EF300 models, which do not feature expansion shelves, supports a maximum raw capacity of 367TB. The multiple host interface types make the EF-Series a very flexible system to be used in many environments.

NetApp EF-Series Product Brief Includes:

EvaluScale Product Review Methodology
Evaluator Group Commentary

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