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Must Shelves be Full?

jasonwoerner

I've been told that new shelves can't be added to a filer when not filled with disks. Is it possible to add a shelf that has half its slots filled with disks?

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radek_kubka

Technically you can have a shelf with as few as three drives (if I remember the number correctly), but on most occasions it is not feasible from a commercial point of view (half-populated shelf will be cheaper / the same).

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StorageAddict

Jason,

Yes, It's possible to purchase a shelf that's half populated and then add disks as your storage needs increase. Please contact your Sales Rep for details.

Mark Clayton
Principal Architect, NCDA|NCIE, NetApp A-Team
Lenovo
919-522-3767 Mobile
mclayton@netapp.com
@storageaddict

radek_kubka

Technically you can have a shelf with as few as three drives (if I remember the number correctly), but on most occasions it is not feasible from a commercial point of view (half-populated shelf will be cheaper / the same).

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aborzenkov

Yes, it is possible.

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