HPE MSA 2042 vs NetApp E-2724 in SMB/Enterprise Storage Posted July 13, 2017 · Report reply Thanks for the replies guys. Totally agree re: FAS and NetApp as a company. Reason for ditching FAS is firstly, budget constraint and also because the plan is to migrate CIFS shares from NetApp to a windows file server (as we have Quest Auditor licensing for this). All-flash is nice and relatively cheap these days, but my budget is about half that :-( @Brian am I right in thinking that the later MSA firmware has auto tiering for data as well as SSD caching? Thanks, Mike.