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ARC-12x3 series DataSheet




(4/8-Port PCIe 2.0 Internal SAS/SATA RAID Controllers)

SAS builds on parallel SCSI by providing higher performance, improving data availability, and simplifying system design. The SAS interface supports both SAS disk drives for data-intensive applications and Serial ATA (SATA) drives for low-cost bulk storage of reference data. The ARC-12x3-4i/-8i support directly attach 4/8 SAS ports via 1/2 internal SFF-8087 connector. The ARC-12x3-4i/8i RAID controllers are low-profile PCIe cards, ideal for 1U and 2U rack-mount systems without needing the expansion capability. These controllers utilize the same RAID kernel that has been field-proven in existing external RAID controller products, allowing Areca to quickly bring stable and reliable RAID controllers to the market.
PCIe 6Gb/s SAS RAID Controller
Model name
I/O Process
RAID-on-Chip 800MHz
On-Board Cache
Host Bus Type
PCIe 2.0 x 8 Lanes
Driver Connector
Drive Support
RAID Level
0, 1, 10, 3, 5, 6, Single Disk or JBOD
0, 1, 10, 3, 5, 6, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD
Form Factor
Low Profile
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800MHz RAID-on-Chip (ROC) processor
  PCIe 2.0 x8 lane host interface
  Support up to 4/8 internal 6Gb/s SAS physical links
  ARC-1213-4i/8i supports up to 4/8 x 6Gb/s SAS/SATA HDDs
  Multi-adapter support for large storage requirements
  BIOS boot support for greater fault tolerance
  BIOS PnP (plug and play) and BBS (BIOS boot specification
  Support EFI BIOS for Mac Pro
  NVRAM for RAID event & transaction log
  Redundant flash image for controller availability
  Battery Backup Module (BBM) ready (Option)
  RoHS compliant
  RAID Features
  RAID level 0, 1, 10(1E), 3, 5, 6, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD
  Multiple RAID selection
  Online array roaming
  Offline RAID set
  Online RAID level/stripe size migration
  Online capacity expansion and RAID level migration simultaneously
  Online volume set growth
  Instant availability and background initialization
  Support global and dedicated hot spare
  Automatic drive insertion/removal detection and rebuilding
  Greater than 2TB capacity per disk drive support
  Greater than 2TB per volume set (64-bit LBA support)
  Support intelligent power management to save energy and
extend service life
  Support NTP protocol synchronize RAID controller clock over the on board Ethernet port
  System status indication through global HDD activity/fault con-
nector, individual activity/fault connector, LCD/I2C connector and alarm buzzer
  SMTP support for email notification
  SNMP support for remote manager
  Enclosure management (SES-2, SMP and SGPIO) ready
  RAID Management
  Field-upgradeable firmware in flash ROM
    In-Band Manager
  Hot key "boot-up" McBIOS RAID manager via M/B BIOS
  Web browser-based McRAID storage manager via ArcHttp proxy server for all operating systems
  Support Command Line Interface (CLI)
  API library for customer to write monitor utility
  Single Admin Portal (SAP) monitor utility
    Out-of-Band Manager
  Firmware-embedded web browser-based McRAID storage manager, SMTP manager, SNMP agent and Telnet function via
Ethernet port
  API library for customer to write monitor utility
  Support push button and LCD display panel (option)
  Operating System
  Windows 8/Server2012/7/2008/Vista/Server 2003/XP
  VMware (only driver package available w/o in-band management utility)
  Solaris 10/11 x86/x86_64
  Mac OS 10.4.x/10.5.x/10.6.x/10.7.x/10.8.x/10.9.x
(EFI BIOS support)
Dimension: ARC-1213-4i/1223-8i: 62(H) x 168(L) mm
Operating: Temperature: +5°c to +60°c
Humidity: 15-80%, non-condensing
Storage: Temperature: -40°c to 70°c
Humidity: 5-90%, non-condensing
  Electrical Requirements
Power Dissipation: 12V +3.3V
  ARC-12x3 series: 12.1W (9.6W+2.5W)
  Optional Prouduct - Accessories
ARC-1009 5.25" Seup/Monitor Control Panel LCD
ARC-1035 3.5" Seup/Monitor Control Panel LCD


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