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(Thunderbolt to 6Gb/s SAS RAID Storage)

ARC-8050 is the most complete 6Gb/s SAS 8-bay Thunderbolt box with RAID control capabilities solution for both PC and Mac. Thunderbolt host interface make ARC-8050 RAID box well suited for SOHO group professional who work at home and or in the office. Thunderbolt technology developed for high speed data transfer at the speed of 10Gbps per channel. Thunderbolt port is shared by multiple devices and can transfer data equally distribute to all connected devices. The ARC-8050 incorporated on-board high performance dual core 800Mhz ROC storage processor and with 1GB DDR3-1333 SDRAM memory on-board to deliver true high performance hardware RAID for the demands of serious HD media creators needs. For example, the benefit for video editor by using ARC-8050 to unleash their professional creativity work in real-time, with the high-bandwidth allow large amount of audio and video capture/mixing devices transferred faster with low latency and high-accurate synchronization at 10Gb/s. Data can be backed up and restored more quickly, so there’s less waiting for achieved content to transfer or copy.

Thunderbolt technology is a revolutionary high-speed, dual protocol I/O technology designed for performance, simplicity and flexibility. Thunderbolt I/O technology lets you move data between high-resolution displays and high-performance data devices on a single, compact port. Both data and display signals can be sent and received at the same time through dual 10 Gbps channels. A single cable attached to one of the ports provides 2 channels able to achieve the 10 Gbps speeds flowing both ways simultaneously. A single Thunderbolt port supports hubs as well as a daisy chain of up to seven Thunderbolt devices. To improve bandwidth transmission, Thunderbolt has implemented two duplex (PCIe and DisplayPort) channels into the controller and each channel can provide full bi-directional performance.


ARC-8050 (Front)
  ARC-8050 (Rear)
  Controller Architecture
  800 MHz Dual core ROC for RAID core and SAS
  1GB on-board DDR3-1333 SDRAM with ECC
  Support up to 8 x 6Gb/s SAS/SATA 3.5”/2.5”
  Support bootable from RAID storage volume
  Controller level hardware encryption support
  Redundant flash image for adapter availability
  System status indication through LCD, LED and
    alarm buzzer
  Intelligent power On/Off function
  Battery Backup Module ready (optional)
    Model: ARC-6120BA-T021
  RAID Features
  RAID level 0, 1, 1E, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, Single
    Disk or JBOD
  Multiple RAID selection
  Support up to 1MB stripe size
  Online array roaming
  Online RAID level/stripe size migration
  Support global hot spare and local hot spare
  Instant availability and background initialization
  Advanced configuration for smooth data streaming
  Disk scrubbing/ array verify scheduling support
  Multiple pairs SSD/HDD disk clone function
  SSD automatic monitor clone (AMC) support
  Complete configuration management suite
    - McRAID manager – browser-based management tool (LAN or Thunderbolt)
    - Push Buttons and LCD Display panel for setup and status
    - Command Line Interface (CLI) – scriptable configuration tool
    - API libraries support – combine GUI with user management utility
    - SNMP support for remote monitoring
    - SMTP support for email notification
  Function Advantages
Feature 1 Bootable Drive Support
Provide user the capability of adding bootable drive via Thunderbolt on Apple thunderbolt-capable machine.
Feature 2 Advanced Configuration
Provide optimized parameter to adjust controlled firmware behavior for smooth data streaming.
Feature 3 Controller-level Hardware Encryption
Board-level hardware encryption manages any kinds of drives attached to ARC-8050 without impacting the performance for higher levels of security.
Feature 4 BBM Support
Support a battery backup option that protects all data in cache memory in the event of unexpected power outage.
Feature 5 Intelligent Power On/Off Function
Turn ARC-8050 power in unison with the host computer power status for data integrity.
  Product Features
Form Factor Compact – 8 Bays Disk Tower
Host Connection Two 10 Gb/s Thunderbolt Technology Ports
Disk Support 8 x 6Gb/s SAS/SATA 3.5”/2.5”HDDs/SSDs
OS Support

Mac OS X 10.6.8 or Higher
& Windows 7/8
“For Windows, Install Driver First”

Enclosure Management Thunderbolt Port, LAN Port, and LCD
Cooling Fan 2 * 2700rpm/0.135A Brushless Fan
Operating Temperature 0 ~ 40˚C
Operation Humidity 5% ~ 95 %, Non-condensing
Power Supply/In/out 270W / 90-256V AC / +12V/26A, +5V/18A, +3.3V/16A
(W x H x D)
5.7 x 11.8 x 11.4 in
(146 x 302 x 290 mm)
(W/O Drives)
14.9 lbs / 6.8Kg
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