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Areca Announces ARC-4607T2 a Thunderbolt 2 to 16G Fibre Channel Adapter


Taipei, Taiwan December 22, 2014 - Areca Technology Corporation (ARECA), a leading RAID manufacturer of internal, external and Thunderbolt RAID controllers, today announced the official release of ARC-4607T2 with ready-to-ship availability. ARC-4607T2 is the 16Gb Fibre channel solutions with Thunderbolt™ 2 technology, specifically designed to work with Apple’s new Mac Pro servers. The Thunderbolt 2 Solution from Areca provides the supreme performance so quick that it allows 4K video at the same time while daisy chaining storages devices and doing a simultaneous 4K in/output file transfers. ARC-4607T2, a Thunderbolt 2 to 16G Fibre Channel adapter, is used to connect Thunderbolt 2 host computers to 16Gb external Fibre Channel storage devices.

ARC-4607T2 Thunderbolt 2 adapter offers dual 16 Gbps Fibre Channel ports that will auto negotiate with 16Gb, 8Gb, and 4Gb FC devices. With dual 16Gbps Fibre Channel ports and dual 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 ports configurations, the ARC-4607T2 is a best solution for hooking up to a high-speed Fibre channel SAN network to achieve high-performance storage solution for 4K video workflows.

The ARC-4607T2 adapter brings the fastest available connections to Fibre Channel SAN on any computer, and workstation with Thunderbolt 2 interface. ARC-4607T2 adapter provides a blazing-fast storage connectivity solution with enhanced reliability and performance to support any application and tiered storage solution. ARC-4607T2 16 Gbps dual channels expansion adapter is ideal for large capacity external storage RAID and FC switch.



ARC-4607T2 Highlights

• Enables Fibre Channel connectivity on systems with a Thunderbolt2 port
• Dual Fibre Channel Ports
• 16-Gigabit data transfer rates
• 3200 MB/sec. maximum full-duplex throughput per channel
• Supports all FC topologies: direct fabric, arbitrated loop and point-to-point
• Dual 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 ports with DisplayPort and device daisy-chain support
• Auto Negotiation to 16Gb, 8Gb and 4Gb FC devices
• External LEDs for link and access status for each channel
• Thunderbolt cable included
• Two pluggable 16-Gb optical LC SFP+ modules (optional)
• Thunderbolt 2 certified for Mac


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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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