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NetApp FAS6280 Enterprise Storage Systems

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NetApp FAS6280/FAS6290 Enterprise Storage Platforms


Part Number: FAS6280



NetApp FAS6280 Enterprise Storage system delivers scalability, availability, and flexibility for your most demanding needs.


New, Refurbished, and Used Options Available  

FAS6280/FAS6290 Technical Specifications:

Max System Capacity:


Max Drives: 1,440
Controller Form Factor:

Dual Enclosure HA

2 Controllers in 2 6U Chassis

Total of 12U



Flash Cache:

16TB maximum

1TB Standard in Base Systems

Max Flash Pool: 12TB
PCIe Expansion Slots: 24 Onboard I/O: 10GbE 8
Onboard I/O: 8Gb FC: 8-32 Onboard I/O: 6Gb SAS: 0-24
Storage Networking Supported:








OS Version: Data ONTAP 8
*actual memory allocated depends on the ONTAP release in use  

FAS6280/FAS6290 Enterprise Storage Systems

NetApp FAS6280 delivers higher availability, scalability, and flash optimized performance to accelerate businesses. The FAS6280 is designed to deliver superior availability and proven performance to satisfy the most demanding workloads.


NetApp flash drives integrate with FAS6280, allowing you to put them in controllers, arrays, or servers. FAS6280 provovides the agility to meet changing application requirements without the need to re-architect your infrasucture.

  • Nondisruptive operations to eliminate downtime
  • Proven 99.999% avaialbility and leading data protection
  • Scalability to over 69PB capacity and over 1.5 million IOPS performance
  • Enterprise SAN and NAS performance from a unified platform
  • Superior flash integration, automatically adapts to changing workloads

Upgrade Options


Options Available

Warranty & Support

SANStorageDirect offers Dish Shelf Expansions and Hard Drives for the FAS6280 systems for capacity expansion and performance optimization.


In addition to DAE/Disk upgrades, SSD provides SAN Fabric for the FAS6280 systems.


SANStorageDirect provides the NetApp FAS6280 Storage Systems in New, Used, and Refurbished condition.


See the New & Refurbished tab for more information.





NetApp hard drives from SANStorageDirect are available with a 1 year next business day replacement warranty.


Extended Support is available as well.


See the Warranty & Support tab for more information.


NetApp FAS6200 Series Product Comparison








Max Raw Capacity:


5,760TB 5,760TB 4,800TB


Max Drives:


1,440 1,440 1,200


Controller Form Factor:


Dual Enclosure HA

2 Controllers in two 6U Chassis

Total of 12U

Dual Enclosure HA

2 Controllers in two6U Chassis

Total of 12U

Single Enclosure HA

2 Controllers in Single 6U Chassis




192GB 144GB 96GB

Flash for Virtual Storage Tier


Max Flash Cache:


16TB 6TB 3TB


Mac Flash Pool:


12TB 12TB 4TB


Combined Total:


16TB 6TB 3TB


PCIe Expansion Slots:


24 24 8


Onboard I/O: 10GbE


8 8 8


Onboard I/O: 8Gb FC


8-32 8-32 8-16


Onboard I/O: 6Gb SAS


0-24 0-24 0-8


Storage Networking Supported:




OS Version:


Data ONTAP 8.1.2 GA or later, Data ONTAP 8.0.5

NetApp Storage Upgrades: Expansions

NetApp FAS Expansions

DS4243 DS4246 DS4486 DS2246
NetApp DS4243 NetApp DS4246 NetApp DS4486 NetApp DS2246
DS14MK4 DS14MK2 DS14MK2-AT  
NetApp DS14MK4 NetApp DS14MK2 NetApp DS14MK2-AT  

NetApp Expansion Compatibility

  DS2246 DS4486 DS4246 DS4243 DS14MK4 DS14MK2 DS14MK2-AT
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NetApp Storage Upgrades: Fibre Channel Drives

NetApp Fibre Channel Hard Drives

X241A X241A-R5 X270A X271A X272A

NetApp X241A

36GB 10K

NetApp X241A-R5

36GB 10K

NetApp X270A

36GB 10K

NetApp X271A

36GB 15K

NetApp X272A

2Gb/sec 72GB 10K

X272B X272B-R5 X273A X273B X273B-R5

NetApp X272B

2Gb/sec 72GB 10K

NetApp X272B-R5

2Gb/sec 72GB 10K

NetApp X273A

2Gb/sec 72GB 15K

NetApp X273B

2Gb/sec 72GB 15K

NetApp X273B-R5

2Gb/sec 72GB 15K

X274A X274B X274B-R5 X275A X275A-R5

NetApp X274A

2Gb/sec 144GB 10K

NetApp X274B

2Gb/sec 144GB 10K

NetApp X274B-R5

2Gb/sec 144GB 10K

NetApp X275A

2Gb/sec 144GB 15K

NetApp X275A-R5

2Gb/sec 144GB 15K

X276A X276A-R5 X278A-R5 X279A-R5 X291A-R5

NetApp X276A

2Gb/sec 300GB 10K

NetApp X276A-R5

2Gb/sec 300 GB 10K

NetApp X278A-R5

4Gb/sec 144GB 15K

NetApp X279A-R5

4Gb/sec 300GB 15K

NetApp X291A-R5

4Gb/sec 450GB 15K


NetApp X292A-R5

4Gb/sec 600GB 15K


NetApp Storage Upgrades: SATA Drives

NetApp SATA Hard Drives

X266A X266B X266B-R5 X267A-R5 X268A-R5

NetApp X266A

320GB 5.4K ATA

NetApp X266B

320GB 7.2K ATA

NetApp X266B-R5

320GB 7.2K ATA

NetApp X267A-R5

500GB 7.2K ATA

NetApp X268A-R5

750GB 7.2K ATA

X269A-R5 X302A-R5 X306A-R5 X308A-R5 X309A-R6

NetApp X269A-R5

750GB 7.2K ATA

NetApp X302A-R5

1TB 7.2K ATA

NetApp X306A-R5

2TB 7.2K ATA

NetApp X308A-R5

3TB 7.2K ATA

NetApp X309A-R6

3TB 7.2K ATA

X310A-R5 X315A-R5 X477A-R6 X478A-R5 X480A-R6

NetApp X310A-R5

3TB 7.2K ATA

NetApp X315A-R5

4TB 7.2K ATA

NetApp X477A-R6

4TB 7.2K ATA

NetApp X478A-R5

6TB 7.2K ATA

NetApp X480A-R6

8TB 7.2K ATA

NetApp Storage Upgrades: SAS Drives

NetApp SAS Hard Drives

X287A-R5 X289A-R5 X290A-R5 X410A-R5 X411A-R5

NetApp X287A-R5

3Gb/sec 300GB 15K

NetApp X289A-R5

3Gb/sec 450GB 15K

NetApp X290A-R5

3Gb/sec 600GB 15K

NetApp X410A-R5

4Gb/sec 300GB 15K

NetApp X411A-R5

3Gb/sec 450GB 15K

X412A-R5 X414A-R5 X415A-R5 X416A-R5 X421A-R5

NetApp X412A-R5

3Gb/sec 600GB 15K

NetApp X414A-R5

3Gb/sec 600GB 15K

NetApp X415A-R5

600GB 15K

NetApp X416A-R5

600GB 10K

NetApp X421A-R5

450GB 10K

X422A-R5 X423A-R5 X425A-R5 X486A-R5 X487A-R5

NetApp X422A-R5

600GB 10K 2.5"

NetApp X423A-R5

900GB 10K 2.5"

NetApp X425A-R5

1.2TB 10K 2.5"

NetApp X486A-R5

450GB 10K 2.5"

NetApp X487A-R5

450GB 10K 2.5"

X488A-R5 X494A-R5      

NetApp X488A-R5

450GB 10K 2.5"

NetApp X494A-R5

450GB 10K 2.5"


NetApp Storage Upgrades: Solid State Drives (SSD/EFD)

NetApp Solid State Drives

X441A-R5 X442A-R5 X446B-R6 X447A-R6 X448A-R6

NetApp X441A-R5

3Gb/sec 100GB SSD

NetApp X442A-R5

3Gb/sec 100GB SSD

NetApp X446B-R6

6Gb/sec 200GB SSD

NetApp X447A-R6

6Gb/sec 800GB SSD

NetApp X448A-R6

6Gb/sec 200GB SSD


NetApp X449A-R6

6Gb/sec 800GB SSD


NetApp Hard Drive New & Refurbished Options

Your Options for NetApp Hard Drives

SANStorageDirect offers NetApp Hard Drives in 3 distinct categories: New from NetApp, New in Box from the secondary distribution channel, and used/refurbished removed from our customer data centers. Read and learn more about each option below and reach out to SANStorageDirect to discuss which option is the best fit for you.

New NetApp Hard Drives

SANStorageDirect provides new NetApp Hard Drives directly from NetApp. This is the most direct manner to purchase new NetApp Hard Drives but comes with a few downsides.


+/- of New NetApp Hard Drives:

  • Highest Price (-)
  • Slowest Delivery Time (-)
  • Easy to add to current Support Contracts (+)

New In Box NetApp Hard Drives Sourced from the Secondary Distribution Channel

SANStorageDirect offers the option to purchase new in box NetApp Hard Drives via the secondary distribution channel. The secondary distribution channel is a sourcing alternative to direct manufacturer or distributors and typically includes overstocked or overproduced items from manufacturing or distribution centers in Asia. This route typically provides savings of 50-75% off list.


+/- of NIB NetApp Hard Drives from Secondary Distribution Channel:

  • Lowest Pricing for New Drives (+)
  • Delivery time is typically faster, but can be delayed if sourced from Asia (+/-)
  • Genuine original equipment manufacturer hard drives (+)
  • Support is available from manufacturer or 3rd party (+)

Refurbished and Used NetApp Hard Drives

Refurbished and Used drives are removed from our customer's storage infrastructures and are tested and guaranteed to be in great working condition. This method of procurement is a great way to reduce costs and increase storage power all while getting the same level of equipment available from the manufacturers but at 50-90% off list prices.



Benefits of Refurbished/Used NetApp Hard Drives:

  • Lowest Pricing for hard drives (+)
  • Quickest Delivery Time. Overnight shipping available (+)
  • Support is available from manufacturer or 3rd party (+)

NetApp Hard Drive Warranty & Support

Warranty & Support

1 Year Next Business Day Parts Replacement

SANStorageDirect provides a 1 year NBD parts replacement warranty on refurbished/used NetApp hard drives.


New NetApp hard drives warranty is dependent upon the manufacturer and distribution channel. Inquire for more information regarding these drives and their warranty.


Extended Support

SANStorageDirect offers extended support and warranties through our third party support system. With this support system you have the ability to customize your support plan to maximize efficiency and uptime as well as to minimize cost. Our 3rd party support programs deliver a greater SLA and response as well as significant price savings.


24x7 and 8x5 support is available. Inquire with SANStorageDirect for more information.


SSD Warranty Perks:

  • NBD Replacement
  • Support system in place to avoid downtime and delays

Extended Support Perks:

  • Significant cost savings
  • Improved SLA
  • Increased Uptime
  • Customizable support options and contracts