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Areca ARC-5028T2 Thunderbolt 2/USB 3.0 RAID Storage Available for Sale


Taipei, Taiwan October 29, 2014 - Areca Technology Corporation (ARECA), a leading provider of internal, external and Thunderbolt RAID controllers, today announced the availability and shipping of ARC-5028T2 a 6-bay Thunderbolt 2/USB 3.0 to 6Gb/s SAS compact RAID storage. This product delivers a truly innovative solution for connecting 6-bay storage with RAID control capabilities to Thunderbolt-compatible computers. Areca focuses on the storage design and let the customers buy his Raid optimized drives on the ARC-5028T2 RAID storage.

“Thunderbolt™ delivers unparalleled performance, flexibility and simplicity to personal computing.” said Jason Ziller, Intel’s director of Thunderbolt Marketing, “Products like Areca, ARC-5028T2 help highlight what Thunderbolt makes possible.” Thunderbolt™ technology is the fastest connection to your PC at 20Gbs – in each direction, and at the same time. Thunderbolt provides flexibility and simplicity by connecting to data and display devices with a single cable, up to six devices in a daisy-chain.

ARC-5028T2 TB2/USB 3.0 RAID storage features two cutting-edge interfaces, Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.0. It incorporates on-board high performance 800Mhz ARM_based storage I/O processor and with 1GB DDR3-800 SDRAM memory on-board with ECC protection to deliver true high performance hardware RAID. ARC-5028T2 gives video editor to unleash their professional creativity work in real-time, with the super high-bandwidth allow large amount of audio and 4K video capture/mixing devices transferred faster with low latency and high-accurate synchronization at 20 Gbps in both PC & Intel-based Mac. With innovative design features and support for SATA, SAS and SSDs, ARC-5028 supports the following advanced features.

• Configuration by the Thunderbolt/LAN port/LCD
• Advanced Configuration for smooth data streaming.
• Support bootable drive via Thunderbolt
• Allow both old Mac Pro and newest Mac Pro model to access same storage seamlessly.
• Support BBM option for data availability
• Intelligent power On/Off function for data integrity
• Easy access the status report via LCD.

Advanced Configuration provides optimized parameter to adjust controlled firmware behavior for smooth data streaming. Areca solution of Thunderbolt 2 provides user the capability of adding bootable drive via Thunderbolt on Apple Intel-based thunderbolt machine. Intelligent power On/Off function powers down the unit after the thunderbolt host shuts down everything for data integrity. ARC-5028T2 also supports a battery backup option that protects all data in cache memory in the event of unexpected power outage.

USB 3.0 is capable of transferring data at up to 5 Gbps; over 10 times faster than the 480 Mbps top speed of USB 2.0. User applications demand a higher performance connection between host and peripherals. USB 3.0 addresses this requirement by adding an even higher transfer rate to match these new usage and peripherals. USB 3.0 offers high-performance connectivity and is backward compatibility with any computer (such as Mac Pro) running compatible versions of Mac OS X or Windows. It allows both old Mac Pro and newest Mac Pro model to access same storage seamlessly.

Areca overall RAID technology and with the Thunderbolt 2, provide the next level of faster and secure safely backup enormous amount of digital data in the industrials. Simplify known the high quality hardware introduce to the industry. The ARC-5028T2 is available immediately, shipping in November 2014.

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About Areca Technology Corporation

Areca Technology Corporation designs and manufactures storage products for virtually all areas of the storage market including DAS, NAS, and SAN. Areca array solutions are based on providing a large variety of host interfaces including PCIe, USB3.0, SCSI, SATA, iSCSI, SAS and Fibre Channel. All array controllers support RAID levels 0, 1, 1E, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD. Areca is firstly company in Taiwan that produces its own custom RAID 6 engine on their controllers to achieve high data throughput and availability. Areca has completely committed its highly skilled research and development effort to disk array technologies that yield the fastest performance, best reliability, and lower cost points than competitive disk array solutions. Areca Technology is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan.


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