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Products and Technical Specifications

Nimble Storage CS-Series arrays are the building blocks of the Adaptive Flash platform. Nimble arrays deliver performance and capacity efficiency, seamless scalability and clustering, and feature integrated data protection, data sciences-based management and support.

  • The CS200 Series is ideal for midsize IT organizations or distributed sites of larger organizations. It supports workloads like Microsoft applications, VDI, and virtual server consolidation.
  • The CS400 Series offers advanced performance for larger-scale deployments or IO-intensive workloads, like larger-scale VDI, and Oracle or SQL Server databases.
  • The CS700 is designed for consolidating multiple large-scale critical applications with aggressive performance demands. It delivers up to 2.5x the performance of the CS400 series.

 

Technical Specifications

Notes
1. The CS420 model is available in CS420-X2, CS420-X4, and CS420-X8 options only.
2. Raw and effective capacities are calculated using Base 10 (i.e., 1 TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes) after excluding space for parity, spares, and system overhead; the range represents 0 to 2x compression.
3. Maximum capacity is the capacity of the base array and maximum number of expansion shelves.
4. Minimum usable capacity denotes the base capacity available to users once parity, spares and system overhead are deducted from overall raw capacity. Compression dramatically increases overall effective capacity.
5. Compression rates vary across applications. 2.5x compression factor reflected in upper range of effective capacity (based on actual compression rates seen by customers.)
6. Ultimate Performance configuration consists of four CS700 arrays, each with one ES1-AFS All-Flash expansion shelf and three ES1-H65 capacity expansion shelves.

Product Family Extreme Performance   Ultimate Performance
Scale-Out Cluster
Nimble CS-Series Array CS700   4x CS700⁶
Raw Disk Capacity, Base (TB)² 36   684
Min. Usable Capacity (TB)⁴ 25   508
Effective Capacity, Base (TB)² 25 - 62.5   508 - 1,270
Effective Capacity, Maximum (TB)²·³ 317.5   1,270
Max Number of Disk Expansion Shelves up to 3   12
Max Flash Capacity per Array (GB) 3,200   12,800
Max Flash Capacity with All-Flash Shelf (GB) 16,000   64,000
Network Connections Per Controller 2x 1GbE (default) AND up to
2x Dual 10GbaseT (optional) or
2x Dual 10GbE SFP+ (optional)
  2x 1GbE (default) AND up to
2x Dual 10GbaseT (optional) or
2x Dual 10GbE SFP+ (optional)
Protocols Supported iSCSI   iSCSI
External SAS Connectivity Per Controller 1x 6Gb SAS   1x 6Gb SAS
Power Requirement (Watts) 650   8,200

Product Family High Performance Family
Nimble CS-Series Array CS460 CS440 CS420²
Raw Disk Capacity, Base (TB)² 36 24 12
Min. Usable Capacity (TB)⁴ 25 16 8
Effective Capacity, Base (TB)² 25 - 62.5 16 - 40 8 - 20
Effective Capacity, Maximum (TB)²·³ 317.5 295.0 275.0
Max Number of Disk Expansion Shelves up to 3
Max Flash Capacity per Array (GB) 2,400
Max Flash Capacity with All-Flash Shelf (GB) 15,200
Network Connections Per Controller 6x 1GbE / 2x 10GbE + 2x 1GbE (G-model)
Protocols Supported iSCSI
External SAS Connectivity Per Controller 1x 6Gb SAS
Power Requirement (Watts) 550

Product Family Base Performance Family
Nimble CS-Series Array CS260 CS240 CS220 CS210
Raw Disk Capacity, Base (TB)² 36 24 12 8
Min. Usable Capacity (TB)⁴ 25 16 8 4
Effective Capacity, Base (TB)² 25 - 62.5 16 - 40 8 - 20 4 - 10
Effective Capacity, Maximum (TB)²·³ 317.5 295.0 275.0 95
Max Number of Disk Expansion Shelves up to 3 1
Max Flash Capacity per Array (GB) 2,400 2,400 2,400 640
Max Flash Capacity with All-Flash Shelf (GB) N/A
Network Connections Per Controller 6x 1GbE / 2x 10GbE + 2x 1GbE (G-model) 4x 1GbE
Protocols Supported iSCSI
External SAS Connectivity Per Controller 1x 6Gb SAS
Power Requirement (Watts) 500 450

Expansion Shelves HDD Expansion Shelves SSD Expansion Shelf
Nimble Expansion Shelf ES1-H65 ES1-H45 ES1-H25 ES1-AFS
Raw Disk Capacity (TB)² 45 30 15 N/A
Min. Usable Capacity (TB)⁴ 34 23 11 N/A
Effective Capacity (TB)² 34 - 85 23 - 57.5 11- 27.5 N/A
Flash Capacity (GB) 600 300 160 up to 12,800
SAS Connectivity Per Controller 2x 6Gb SAS (2 modules/shelf) 2x 6Gb SAS (2 modules/shelf)
Power Requirement (Watts) 400 200

Physical and Environmental Specifications
Dimensions 5.2"H x 17.2"W x 26.5"D
13.2 cm x 43.7 cm x 67.3 cm
3 Rack Units
Weight 76 lbs.
Weight (All-Flash Shelf) 55 lbs.
Operating Temperature 10 - 35° C (50 - 95° F)
Non-Operating Temperature 0° C - 40° C (32° F - 110° F)
Operating Humidity 8 - 90%
Non-operating Humidity 5 - 95%