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BSAS vs FSAS

MohamedShehata
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Hello all,

 

what is the difference between BSAS and FSAS disks ? and can both disk types become in one aggregate ?

 

NetApp version: NetApp Release 9.3P18

Model: FAS2554

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paul_stejskal
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I believe they are also an inch smaller. FSAS have a slightly larger performance window but the biggest difference to me is the response times are so much better. BSAS is just so slow it is bad, but FSAS is decent for spinning rust.

 

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Ontapforrum
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BSAS: High Capacity SATA disks plugged-in-to SAS Shelf using "additional hardware" and hence called Bridged-SAS


FSAS: High-capacity (Fat) Serial Attached SCSI disks

https://library.netapp.com/ecmdocs/ECMP1368859/html/GUID-B57DC254-3A78-43EE-ADF7-8ACF0DC76761.html

 

You should be able to mix:
https://docs.netapp.com/ontap-9/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.netapp.doc.dot-cm-cmpr-920%2FTOC__storage__raid-options.html
raid.mix.hdd.disktype.capacity = Controls mixing of SATA, BSAS, FSAS and ATA disk types. The default value is on, which allows mixing.

paul_stejskal
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I believe they are also an inch smaller. FSAS have a slightly larger performance window but the biggest difference to me is the response times are so much better. BSAS is just so slow it is bad, but FSAS is decent for spinning rust.

 

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