NVMe Storage for Critical Business Apps

Accelerate business results, from entry level to enterprise, with the all-flash storage pioneer and leader, FlashArray//X. Run everything from large databases to next-gen cloud-native applications in both ethernet and fibre channel environments.

FlashArray NVME data storage

100% NVMe for Breakthrough Performance

Unified block and file storage designed to be as easy to use as it is powerful. All-flash FlashArray//X is software-driven storage that’s optimised for your corporate or enterprise requirements today, with a non-disruptive path for the future.

Run More Workloads on Fewer Arrays

FlashArray//X delivers exceptional performance density, allowing you to consolidate more business services—bigger databases, more applications, more users—on fewer arrays.  Accelerate all your business-critical workloads, along with file services on unified storage. Scale further and gain AWS and Azure cloud agility with Pure Cloud Block Store™.

FlashArray operating environment for rich data services

Effortless Storage Management

FlashArray’s™ Purity operating environment delivers the power, performance, and resilience of a Modern Data Experience™. Get rich data services, global flash management, industry-leading efficiency, and fabric support—and continuous innovation.

FlashArray synchronous data replication for data protection

Always-on Data Protection

Protect your data from disasters and ransomware attacks with built-in capabilities to meet your RTO and RPO service-level agreements and security requirements. Get immutable SafeMode snapshots, backup to cloud, and array replication for business continuity.

FlashArray operating environment for rich data services

Act Like a Hyperscaler

Equip your data centre for scale and agility with FlashArray//XL managed by Pure Fusion™. Deliver storage-as-a-service in a multi-cloud world and eliminate bottlenecks of traditional storage solutions.

Container-ready Infrastructure with Portworx

Run Portworx on top of Pure FlashArray and FlashBlade® to benefit from Kubernetes-native storage and data management. Operate, scale, and secure modern applications and databases on FlashArray and FlashBlade with just a few clicks.

FlashArray operating environment for rich data services

Pure Storage Is A Magic Quadrant™ Leader for the 9th Year in a Row.*

Pure Storage is positioned as A Leader once again in the 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Primary Storage.

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FlashArray//X R3 Specifications




Up to 3.3 PB / 2.9 PiB effective capacity1

Up to 878 TB / 768.3 TiB raw capacity2

3U-6U; 1160–1446 watts (nominal–peak)

97 lbs (44 kg) fully loaded; 5.12” x 18.94” x 29.72”


Up to 2286 TB / 2078.9 TiB effective capacity1

Up to 622 TB / 544.2 TiB raw capacity2

3U-6U; 1084–1344 watts (nominal–peak)

97 lbs (44.0 kg) fully loaded; 5.12” x 18.94” x 29.72”


Up to 663 TB / 602.9 TiB effective capacity1

Up to 185 TB / 171 TiB raw capacity2

3U; 868–1114 watts (nominal–peak)

95 lbs (43.1 kg) fully loaded; 5.12” x 18.94” x 29.72”


Up to 314 TB / 285.4 TiB effective capacity1

Up to 94 TB / 88 TiB raw capacity2

3U; 741–973 watts (nominal–peak)

95 lbs (43.1 kg) fully loaded; 5.12” x 18.94” x 29.72”


Up to 73 TB / 66.2 TiB effective capacity1

Up to 22 TB / 19.2 TiB raw capacity

3U; 640–845 watts (nominal–peak)

95 lbs (43.1 kg) fully loaded; 5.12” x 18.94” x 29.72”

DirectFlash Shelf

Up to 1.9 PB effective capacity

Up to 512 TB / 448.2 TiB raw capacity

3U; 460 - 500 watts (nominal–peak)

87.7 lbs (39.8kg) fully loaded; 5.12” x 18.94” x 29.72”

//X Connectivity



  • 2 x 1/10/25Gb Ethernet
  • 2 x 1/10/25Gb Ethernet Replication
  • 2 x 1Gb Management Ports
  • 2-port 10GBase-T Ethernet
  • 2-port 1/10/25Gb Ethernet
  • 2-port 40Gb Ethernet
  • 2-port 25/50Gb NVMe/RoCE, NVMe/TCP
  • 2-port 16/32Gb FCP, NVMe/FC
  • 4-port 16/32Gb FCP, NVMe/FC
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What is NVM Express (NVMe) storage?

NVMe (non-volatile memory express) is a transfer protocol for accessing data quickly from flash memory storage devices, such as solid-state drives (SSDs) over a computer's high-speed Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) bus. Pure Storage FlashArray//X leverages the increased transfer speeds of NVMe over PCIe to provide a performant all-flash storage array.

People also ask:

1. What is NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF)?

NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) is an extension of the NVMe network protocol to Ethernet and Fibre Channel, delivering faster and more efficient connectivity between storage and servers.

2. What are the benefits of NVMe-oF?

NVMe-oF delivers faster connectivity between storage and applications on servers, as well as more efficient CPU usage. This enables further consolidation in the data centre of apps that traditionally rely on direct-attached storage (DAS).

3. NVMe-oF vs. iSCSI

NVMe-oF and iSCSI are both network protocols used to facilitate communication between hosts and storage systems over a network. While iSCSI evolved to serve spinning-disk drives, NVMe-oF is a new protocol designed specifically to unlock the high-performance, low-latency, massively parallel data-access capabilities of native NVMe storage for your data centre.

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Don't Take Our Word for It

We work with the best across all industries.

“To reach wine lovers worldwide, we need to get faster and more efficient while staying committed to quality.”

Daniel Durán
CIO, Concha y Toro

“We gained a storage platform for life. No more worrying about capital expenses of a few million dollars for every upgrade, no more disruptive IT refreshes, and less time spent on planning and forecasting.”

Josh Schmookler
President of IT, ATON Computing

[1]  Effective capacity assumes HA, RAID, and metadata overhead, GB-to-GiB conversion, and includes the benefit of data reduction with always-on inline deduplication, compression, and pattern removal. Average data reduction is calculated at 5-to-1 and does not include thin provisioning. Pure excludes thin provisioning from the data reduction calculation as it unrealistically doubles the claimed data reduction. 

[2] Calculated using raw label capacity.

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