SAS Mezzanine Board


(XMC to 12Gb/s SAS RAID Controllers)

Product Highlights

✵ 1.2 GHz dual core ROC processor

✵ One XMC sites supporting PCIe3.0 x8

✵ Support up to 8 external SAS ports 12Gb/s throughput at each port

✵ Supports up to (128) 12Gb/s SAS,SATA or SSD drives using SAS expanders

✵ Support up to 2GB DDR3-1866 cache

✵ Controller level hardware encryption and SED drive management

✵ SES2, SMP and SGPIO enclosure management

✵ Redundant flash image for adapter availability

✵ Dual SFF-8470 front panel connectors

✵ Front panel LEDs for global fault and activity

✵ Broad operating support including Windows, Linux (open source),FreeBSD (open source), Soaris (open source), Mac and VMware

XMC to 12Gb/s SAS RAID Controller

The ARC-1883P is a high performance XMC (PMC with high-speed serial fabric interconnect Mezzanine Card) that is ideal for ruggedized systems requiring high bandwidth storage. It is based on the ROC I/O controller, equipped with 8 ports of either SAS or SATA connectivity at 12.0 Gb/s per ports. Features include high performance dual core ROC processor, 2GB DDR3-1866 memory and high speed PCIe 3.0 x8 interface. A heat-sink is provided adequate cooling for the dual core ROC controller and conducts heat to front bracket. ARC-1883P can be used on Video/IR systems and Signal Intelligence, etc. Application areas can be found in markets such as medical, military, aerospace and automation.

  XMC to 12Gb/s SAS RAID Controller
Host Bus Interface PCIe 3.0 x8 Lane XMC
Ports 8 x external
Drive Connectors 2 x SFF-8470
Data Transfer Rate Up to 12Gb/s per port
Cache Memory 2GB on-board DDR3-1866 SDRAM with ECC protection
Physical Dimensions 140(L) x 74(H) mm
Power Dissipation Typical: 14.4W
Operating Temperature 0 °C to 60 °C
Operating Humidity 10% to 85%, non-condensing
RAID Levels RAID level 0, 1, 10(1E), 3, 5, 6, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD
RAID-on-Chip Controller Dual Core RAID-on-Chip (ROC) 1.2 GHz
Key Features
  • Multiple RAID 0 and RAID 10(1E) support (RAID 00 and RAID100)
  • Support RAID 1 - Multi Mirroring and Mirrored Pass-Through Disk
  • Multiple RAID selection
  • Configurable stripe size up to 1MB
  • Support HDD firmware update
  • Online array roaming
  • Online RAID level/stripe size migration
  • Online capacity expansion and RAID level migration simultaneously
  • Instant availability and background initialization
  • Support global and dedicated hot spare
  • Automatic drive insertion/removal detection and rebuilding
  • Support for native 4K and 512 byte sector SAS and SATA devices
  • Support intelligent power management to save energy and extend service life
  • SED (self-encrypting drives) function support
  • Multiple pairs SSD/HDD disk clone function
  • SSD automatic monitor clone (AMC) support
  • Controller level hardware encryption function support

Operating Systems

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Red Hat Linux, Centos Linux, SUSE Linux, Fedora, Debian Linux, Ubuntu Linux
  • XenServer
  • unRAID
  • FreeBSD
  • OpenBSD
  • VMware ESXi
  • macOS
  • Management Monitor

    McRAID Storage Manager

  • Web-based GUI management utility
  • Remote configuration, monitoring, and notification
  • Graphical-based management utility

  • McRAID Utility

  • Command-line interface
  • CIM provider for VMware
  • API code support
  • McBIOS Configuration Utility

  • Legacy configuration utility
  • Flashable BIOS support
  • Firmware built-in EFI Shell to launch configuration utility

  • Monitors/Notification

  • 8 sets individual fault connector, and alarm buzzer
  • A set of on-board 8 LEDs for each activity and fault
  • 2 global HDD activity/fault connector
  • Serial bus output for activity/fault
  • SNMP
  • SMTP
  • Downloads

    File Version Date
    ARC-1883P Specification 1.0 2021/12/17
    ARC-1883P User Manual 1.4 2022/11/27
    CLI Utility User Manual 5.2 download icon 2022/01/04
    ArcSAP User Manual 4.2 2020/11/03
    SNMP User Manual 1.0 2011/06/20
    File Version Date
    ARC-1883P firmware 1.69 download icon 2023/12/15
    1. Add UEFI Shell virtual disk for UEFI BIOS to enter controller setup
    2. Fix seagate SAS mach.2 hdd error handling problem