The All New FlashArray//XL

5.5PB capacity in 90% less space. 70% more performance. 100% less headache.

Enterprise Strength Without Enterprise Complexity

Run everything from massive databases to cloud-native applications at the next level. Think faster transactions and more responsive customer experiences, with services always available and data always protected. Designed to be as easy to use as it is powerful, FlashArray//XL gives your business the freedom to innovate without storage as a constraint.

Top-tier Performance and Efficiency

Upgrade to FlashArray//XL to consolidate more business services—bigger databases, more users, and more app workloads—on fewer arrays. With an all-new 5U chassis, designed for the latest powerful CPUs, expect an up to 70% performance boost over FlashArray//X90.

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 ensure business continuity with FlashArray//XL’s increased internal redundancy and new backplane for workload rebalancing and failover. Defend against ransomware attacks with immutable SafeMode™ snapshots.

Act Like a Hyperscaler

Equip your data center 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.

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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Technical Specifications




Up to 5.5 PB / 5.18 PiB effective capacity1

Up to 1.48 PB / 1.31 PiB raw capacity2

5U-11U; 1850–2355 watts (nominal-peak)

167 lbs (75.7 kg) fully loaded; 8.72” x 18.94” x 29.72”


Up to 3.53 PB / 3.3 PiB effective capacity1

Up to 968 TB / 880 TiB raw capacity2

5U-11U; 1550–2000 watts (nominal-peak)

167 lbs (75.7 kg) fully loaded; 8.72” 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 (39.8 kg) fully loaded; 5.12” x 18.94” x 29.72”

//XL Connectivity



Onboard Ports

  • 2 x 1Gb (RJ45)

Management Ports

  • 1 x RJ45 Serial
  • 1 x VGA 
  • 4 x USB 3.0
  • 2-port 10/25Gb Ethernet, NVMe/RoCE, NVMe/TCP
  • 2-port 40/100Gb Ethernet, NVMe/RoCE, NVMe/TCP
  • 2-port 16/32/64Gb FCP, NVMe/FC
  • 4-port 16/32/64Gb FCP, NVMe/FC
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Don't Take Our Word for It

We work with the best across all industries.

“The performance of Pure Storage was an immediate standout for us, but the simplicity of the offer made them absolutely different from the competition.”


Michael Taylor
IT Director, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team

“Pure has had a revolutionary impact on the business, completely changing our mindset and how the cloud infrastructure team functions.”

Keith Martin
Senior Director, Cloud Capacity Engineering, ServiceNow

Test Drive FlashArray//XL

Work in a self-service environment to experience the management of a Pure FlashArray//XL. Explore advanced features, including snapshots, replication, ActiveCluster™, and even VMware integration.

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[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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