Storage


Expander Box

ARC-8028

(12Gb/s SAS Expander Module)

Highlights


✵ Flexible 36-port SAS expander module

✵ DataBolt™ Bandwidth Optimizer for balance faster hosts and slow SAS or SATA devices

✵ Integrated ARM enclosure processor for SAS SMP functions and SES support

✵ Supports narrow and wide port configurations

✵ Supports SAS and SATA drives simultaneously and compatible with leading SAS & SATA drives, SAS HBAs, and SAS RAID controllers

✵ UART interface for system monitoring and debugging support

✵ SFF-8485 compliant Serial GPIO (SGPIO) interface on internal SFF-8643 connector

✵ Support autonomous chassis management

✵ Dual expander module option support

✵ LCD Control Panel for easy interactive with module


Faster Than Ever

Availability & Security

Unparalleled Performance


External/Internal SAS Port Type

External: 3 x SFF-8644

Internal: 6 x SFF-8643

Management Interface

1 x RJ11 connector (for expander box manager only)

1 x RJ-45 LAN connector (for manufacture manager only)

Drive Interface

up to 24 channels 12Gb/s SAS or
6Gb/s and 3Gb/s SAS/SATA JBOD function units

12Gb/s SAS Expander Module


The ARC-8028 supports DataBolt™ Bandwidth Optimizer to buffer 6Gb/s data and then transfer it out to the host at 12Gb/s speeds in order to match the bandwidth between faster hosts and slower SAS or SATA devices. It also supports failover function for improving system reliability for today’s data center and storage subsystems.

12Gb/s SAS expander box
Model Name ARC-8028-24
External SAS Ports 12
External SAS Port Type 3 x SFF-8644
Internal SAS Ports 24
Internal SAS Port Type 6 x SFF-8643
Embedded Processor ARM Cortex-R4 processor
Data Transfer Rate Up to 12Gb/s per port
Power Connector 1 x 6-pin PCI-E power connector
Dual Module Support 1 x 7-pin dual expander module heartbeat connector
Management
  • In-band SAS port
  • Out-of-band RS232 serial port
  • CLI through RS232 serial port
  • SFF-8485 compliant Serial GPIO (SGPIO) interface
  • HDD individual activity/fault connector
  • LCD/I²C connector and alarm Buzzer
  • External SAS port LED indicators
Power Dissipation (+12V) 22.8W
Operating Temperature 0 °C to 40 °C
Operating Humidity 10% to 80%, non-condensing
Physical Dimensions
(H x W x D)
145(W) x 41(H) x 200(D) mm
Warranty 3 years

Optional Prouduct - Accessories


An ATX I/O Shield is a small metal plate located at the back of each rackmount chassis that provide openings for different I/O ports of a motherboard.

ARC-8028MB-Mounting Bracket for user to leverage the ATX I/O Shield position as ARC-8028 box I/O port. You can use ARC-8028MB to fit ARC-8028 box I/O port in the standard ATX I/O-Slot found in a Rackmount Chassis.

ARC-8028MB-Mounting Bracket for user to leverage the ATX I/O Shield position as ARC-8028 box I/O port. You can use ARC-8028MB to fit ARC-8028 box I/O port in the standard ATX I/O-Slot found in a Rackmount Chassis.

Downloads


File Version Date
ARC-8028 Specification 2.0 2020/02/24
ARC-8028 Quick Installation Guide 1.0 2019/03/25
ARC-8028 User Manual 1.4 2020/02/24
File Version Date
ARC-8028 firmware 1.37 2018/07/18