Areca (2xSFF-8088) PCIe x8 SAS RAID

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Areca (2xSFF-8088) PCIe x8 SAS RAID

Areca high-performance ARC-1680 series PCIe to SAS RAID host controller can provide up to (128) SAS/SATA ll peripheral devices using SAS expanders. The controllers are based on the same RAID kernel of field-proven external RAID adapter and same device drivers with widely used SATA RAID controller. Applications that benefit most features from these controllers include NAS, server RAID solutions, web servers, supercomputing, near-line backup, security systems and streaming applications.


Key Features

Multiple RAID selection Online array roaming Online RAID level/stripe size migration Online capacity expansion and RAID level migration simultaneously Online volume set growth Instant availability and background initialization Automatic drive insertion / removal detection and rebuilding Greater than 2TB per volume set (64-bit LBA support) Disk scrubbing/ array verify scheduling for automatic repair of all configured RAID sets Support spin down drives when not in use (MAID) Support NTP protocol synchronize RAID controller clock over the on board Ethernet port


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  • Adapter Architecture

    Battery Backup Module (BBM) ready. ARC-6120BA-T1xx, xx means version no.
    BIOS boot support for greater fault tolerance
    BIOS PnP (plug and play) and BBS (BIOS boot specification) support
    Multi-adapter support for large storage requirements
    NVRAM for RAID event & transaction log
    Redundant flash image for adapter availability
    Support 4 to 24 internal and 4 to 8 external SAS ports
    Support extreme performance RAID 6 function
    Support write-through or write-back cache

  • Cache


  • Compatible Operating Systems

    Apple Mac OS 10.4.x
    Apple Mac OS 10.5.x
    Microsoft Windows 7
    Microsoft Windows 2000
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003
    Microsoft Windows Vista
    Microsoft Windows XP
    Novell Netware 6.5
    Sun Solaris 10x86
    Unixware 7.x.x

  • Controller/IOP

    Intel IOP348

  • Drive Support


  • Input/Output

    8 x SAS ports

  • Interface

    PCI-E x8

  • Manufacturer


  • Monitors/Indicators

    I2C Enclosure management ready
    SMTP support email notification
    SNMP support for remote notification
    System status indication through HDD activity/fault connector, LCD Connector and alarm buzzer

  • Operating Temperature

    -5°C ~ +50°C

  • RAID Management

    API library for customer to write monitor utility
    Disk Stress Test (DST) utility for production in Windows
    Field-upgradeable firmware in flash ROM
    Firmware-embedded Browser-based RAID manager, SMTP manager, SNMP agent, and Telnet function
    Hot key boot-up McBIOS RAID manager via BIOS
    Single Admin Portal (SAP) monitor utility
    Support Command Line Interface (CLI)
    Support Push Button and LCD display panel
    Web browser-based McRAID storage manager via ArcHttp proxy server utility

  • RAID Support (SAS)

    JBOD Support
    RAID 0
    RAID 1
    RAID 3
    RAID 5
    RAID 6
    RAID 10E
    RAID 30
    RAID 50
    RAID 60
    Single Disk

  • Regulatory


  • Storage Temperature

    -40°c ~ 70°c

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