Used NetApp FAS3250AE Storage System

Buy or sell a Used NetApp FAS3250AE with Extended IO NAS Filer Array. Multiple configurations are available. Please contact us by phone or filling out our quote form for current pricing and availability.

FAS3250 with IO

Product Details

Manufacturer: Network Appliance
Part #: FAS3250AE
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Warranty: 90 Days

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Used NetApp FAS3250AE

Spectra buys and sells used and refurbished NetApp Storage Systems, expansion shelves, disks, and repair parts.

We custom-configure every system to your specification and sell only fully tested, proven equipment that we are proud to stand behind. We offer an industry-leading unconditional 90 day guarantee, as well maintenance and support options that can be tailored to your needs.

SPECTRA maintenance options on NetApp FAS3250AE Storage Systems offer a significant savings, often beating manufacturer prices by 40% or more.

NetApp FAS 3250AE NAS Storage enables flash and clustering to improve IT performance and agility. Our used NetApp midrange data storage platforms are our most powerful ever with up to 80% more performance, 100% more capacity, nondisruptive operations, and industry-leading storage efficiency. That means you don’t have to compromise performance or value.

With a new processor and memory architecture, the FAS3220 and FAS3250 offer unprecedented support for flash and enterprise clustering for an agile infrastructure that adapts to support any combination of application workloads—without introducing complexity.

This is a dual-chassis filer system, each unit sold comes with 2 of the FAS3250 controllers pictured above, unless otherwise specified.

Clustered data On-tap is available on select configurations.

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Maximum System Capacity 2,880TB
Maximum Drives 720
Controller Form Factor Dual enclosure HA; 2 controllers in two 3U chassis, total of 6U
Memory 40GB
Flash for Virtual Storage Tier
Maximum Flash Cache 2TB
Maximum Flash Pool 2TB
PCIe Expansion Slots 12
Onboard I/O: 4Gb FC 4
Onboard I/O: 6Gb SAS 4
Onboard I/O: GbE 4
Storage Networking Supported FC; FCoE; IP SAN (iSCSI); NFS; CIFS/SMB; HTTP; FTP
OS Version Data ONTAP® 8.1.2 and later
High-Availability Features Alternate Control Path (ACP);
Ethernet-based service processor and Data ONTAP management interface;
redundant hot-swappable controllers, cooling fans, power supplies, and optics
Supported Configurations Highly available controller configurations
Active-active controller with controller failover and multipath HA storage
Active-active controller with stretch (nonswitch) and fabric-attached MetroCluster™
Clusters of HA pairs (see clustered Data ONTAP support table)
Disk Shelves Supported DS2246 (2U; 24 drives, 2.5” SFF)
DS4246 (4U; 24 drives, 3.5” LFF)
DS4486 (4U; 48 drives, 3.5” LFF)
DS4243 (4U; 24 drives, 3.5” LFF)
Maximum RAID Group Sizes RAID 6 (RAID-DP)
SAS and FC: 28 (26 data disks plus 2 parity disks)
SATA: 20 (18 data disks plus 2 parity disks)RAID 4
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)
Operating Systems Supported Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows XP, Linux®, Sun Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, Mac® OS, VMware®, ESX
Maximum Number of LUNs 4,096
Number of Supported SAN Hosts Up to 512 hosts per HA pair
Up to 24 directly connected servers per HA pair
FlexVol® Volumes Up to 500 per controller
Snapshot Copies Up to 127,000 per controller
Maximum Aggregate Size 105TB
Maximum Volume Size 70TB
Maximum port count includes integrated ports and PCIe expansion slots
FC Target (8Gb/4Gb) (max.) 24
10GbE/FCoE Target Ports (max.) 24
GbE (max.) 52
6Gb SAS (max.) 52
FC Initiator (max.) 52
Maximum Adapters
Dual 10GbE (optical or copper) 12
Quad GbE (copper) 12
Dual 10GbE FCoE SAN Unified Target Adapter (optical or copper) 12
8Gb FC Target (optical) 12
Dual 8Gb VI for SnapMirror® over Fibre Channel (SMoFC) 2
Flash Cache Performance Acceleration Module (1TB) 2
Flash Cache Performance Acceleration Module (512GB) 4
Quad 6Gb SAS Storage HBA 12
Quad 4Gb FC Storage/Tape HBA 12
Dual SCSI Tape HBA 12


All Spectra provided NetApp storage products are put through a rigorous refurbishment, reconditioning and testing process.

We guarantee our products to be:

  • Original equipment manufactured and serial numbered numbered by NetApp
  • Configured to exact user specifications
  • Fully refurbished to manufacturers standards of new [ETN]
  • All hard drives are 72 hour burn in/Load Tested
  • Complete with manufacturers ship group
  • Provided with 90 day warranty
  • Shipped in a timely manner

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