(8-Bays 12Gb/s SAS/SATA Disk Box)

System Architecture

✵ Cable-free 12Gb/s re-driver SAS/SATA backplane design for 8 removable drive trays

✵ Simple serial bus connection for fault/activity LED (only with Areca external RAID adapter)

✵ Compatible with SAS host bus adapter and SAS RAID controllers

✵ Built-in intelligent cooling fans for self-contained ventilation and buzzer alarm

✵ Can be used with 2.5" drives without the use of converters

✵ LED indicators for fault and Activity/power on each HDD tray

Faster Than Ever

Availability & Security

Unparalleled Performance

Host Interface

2 x SFF-8644

Management Interface

1 x RJ11 connector

Drive Interface

Up to 8 x 3.5”/2.5”
12Gb/s SAS or 6Gb/s SATA HDDs/SSDs

8-Bays 12Gb/s SAS Tower JBOD Enclosure

The ARC-4038ML is an 8-bay 12Gb/s directly-attached storage enclosures for PC and Mac high capacity storage needs. Designed and leveraged with Areca existing high performance external PCIe RAID adapter, this disk tower can be configured to RAID levels 0, 1, 1E, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD, making it an ideal solution for high performance and fault-tolerance protection video data. The ARC-4038ML is a compact disk tower uses only two high speed SFF-8644 connection to the HBA or RAID controller installed in your system. High transfer rates make the ARC-1883X or other 12Gb/s HBA/RAID adapter with ARC-4038ML well suited for audio/video application especially the rapidly growing demand from the Mac video editing markets.

The ARC-4038ML has integrated the 12Gb/s re-driver chip on its backplane. This can guarantee the signal from external connector on the external 12Gb/s SAS HBA/RAID adapter to the ARC-4038ML cable-less backplane connector without compromising performance. The intelligent cooling continuously adapts to environmental conditions by automatically controlling the speed of cooling fans. This super silent design, optimizing balance between noise reduction and necessary cooling, helps the resellers to offer the cost effective storage solution for video editing and digital content creation.

Host Interface 2 x SFF-8644
Backplane Connection Cable-less
Serial Bus Connection Combine with ARC- 1883x
Disk Interface 8 x 12Gb/s SAS/SATA
Cooling Fan 2 x 2700rpm / 0.135A Brushless Fan
Power Supply/In/out 300W
Physical Dimensions
(H x W x D)
5.7 x 11.8 x 11.4 in
(146 x 302 x 290 mm)
Weight 14.9 lbs / 6.8 Kg
PCIe 4.0 External 12Gb/s SAS RAID Adapter Comparison
Model name ARC-1886x
Host Bus Type PCIe 4.0 x 8 Lanes
I/O Processor Dual Core RAID-on-Chip (ROC) 1.6 GHz Processor
Driver Connector 2 x SFF-8644
On-Board Cache 8GB on-board DDR4-2666 SDRAM with ECC
Management Port In-Band: PCIe
Out-of-Band: BIOS, Lan and LCD (optional)
RAID Level 0, 1, 1E, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk, JBOD
Enclosure Ready External Serial Bus
Form Factor 64.4(H) x 169.5(L) mm


File Version Date
ARC-4038ML Specification 1.2 2020/06/29
ARC-4038ML User Manual 1.0 2015/07/28