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Third Generation FlashArray//X

The pioneer and leading all-flash, 100% native NVMe storage solution, FlashArray//X delivers a modern data experience for Tier 0 and Tier 1 workloads.


100% NVMe, 100% Software-Driven Flash

Storage that leverages NVMe and flash enables unprecedented performance and capacity density in an all-flash array for entry level to mainstream enterprise environments and next-gen cloud-native applications.

NVMe software-driven flash storage

Accelerate Tier 0 Applications

Get a cache boost for SAP Hana, Oracle, and SQL Server—all your business-critical apps. Pure DirectMemory with Intel Optane delivers up to 50% reduction in latency. It’s as simple as plugging in a DirectMemory Module—no configuration or tuning required.

* supported in //x70 R2 and //X90 R2 and R3 models only

Storage-class memory for tier 0 and tier 1 applications

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Purity//FA is the software-defined heart of FlashArray//X.  Get the performance, resilience, and industry leading efficiency from the award-winning FlashArray’s operating environment, which gets even better over time with an Evergreen subscription to innovation.

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FlashArray//X R3 Specifications













Up to 73TB / 66.2TiB effective capacity** 

Up to 22TB / 19.2TiB raw capacity



3U; 640 – 845 Watts (nominal – peak) 

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





Up to 314TB / 285.4TiB effective capacity**

Up to 94TB / 88TiB raw capacity†



3U; 741 – 973 Watts (nominal – peak)

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





Up to 663TB / 602.9TiB effective capacity**

Up to 185TB / 171TiB raw capacity†



3U; 868 – 1114 Watts (nominal – peak)

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





Up to 2286TB / 2078.9TiB effective capacity**

Up to 622TB / 544.2TiB raw capacity†



3U; 1084 – 1344 Watts (nominal – peak)

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





Up to 3.3PB / 3003.1TiB effective capacity**

Up to 878TB / 768.3TiB raw capacity†



3U – 6U; 1160 – 1446 Watts (nominal – peak)

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


DirectFlash Shelf



Up to 1.9PB effective capacity**

Up to 512TB / 448.2TiB 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

Onboard Parts (per controller)

Host I/O Cards (3 slots/controller)

  • 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
  • 2-port 16/32Gb Fibre Channel (NVMe-oF Ready) 
  • 4-port 16/32Gb Fibre Channel (NVMe-oF Ready)

[*] Stated //X specifications are applicable to //X R3 versions.

[**] 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.

[†] Array accepts Pure Storage DirectFlash Shelf and/or Pure.

[1] Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage, 17 September 2019. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.


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