Non-RAID Adapters

ARC-1320 Series

(PCIe 2.0 6Gb/s SAS Host Adapters)

Product Highlights

✵ PCIe 2.0 x8 lanes ( x8, x4, and x1 lane widths)

✵ Up to 6Gb/s transfer rates per SAS port

✵ Support 1.5, 3.0 and 6 Gb/s SAS and SATA link rates

✵ Connects to SAS and SATA HDDs, tape drives, SSDs

✵ Supports SSP, SMP, STP and SATA protocols

✵ Supports the SATA Protocol defined in the serial ATA, Revision 2.6 specification

✵ Address up to 128 total end-point devices via SAS expanders

✵ API library for customer to write monitor utility

✵ Support SGPIO interface for ARC-1320ix-16

✵ System status indicates through global HDD activity/fault header

PCIe 2.0 6Gb/s SAS Host Adapters

ARC-1320 series host adapters provide ablazing-fast storage connectivity solution with enhanced reliability and performance and a wide variety of internal and external connector configurations to support any application and tiered storage solution. The SAS host adapters enable large-scale direct attach storage (DAS) arrays through external 6Gb/s ports, driving up to 128 end-point devices for SFF-8088 connector. With connectivity options including 8-internal ports, 4-internal/4-external ports, 8-external ports, and 16-internal/8-external ports, ARC-1320 series 6Gb/s host adapters are ideal for large capacity external server storage RAID and no-RAID enclosure.

  ARC-1320 Series 6Gb/s SAS Host Adapter
ARC-1320-8i ARC-1320-4i4x ARC-1320-8x ARC-1320ix-16
Host Bus Interface x8 lane PCI Express® 2.0
Ports 8 x internal 4 x internal & 4 x external 8 x external 16 x internal & 8 x external
Drive Connectors 2 x SFF-8087 1 x SFF-8087 & 1 x SFF-8088 2 x SFF-8088 4 x SFF-8087 & 2 x SFF-8088
Data Transfer Rate Up to 6Gb/s per port
I/O Controller 88SE9485
Devices Support 128 X 3Gb/s, 6Gb/s and 12Gb/s SAS/SATA
Physical Dimensions MD2-Low Profile: 167(L) X 64(H) mm Low Profile: 214(L) X 64(H) mm
Direct Attach Yes No (Expander onboard)
Power Dissipation Typical: 5.52W Typical: 16.22W
Operating Temperature 0 °C to 60 °C with 200 LFM airflow
Operating Humidity 10% to 85%, non-condensing
Brackets Full height and low profile
Key Features
  • Connects to SAS/SATA HDDs, solid state driver (SSDs) and removable media (DAS/JBOD)
  • Support a maximum 128 SAS/SATA devices using SAS expander
  • Serial Attached SCSI (SAS-2.0) compliant
  • Hot-plug capability
  • Support staggered spin-up, hot-plug and Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
  • Support port multiplier
  • Support ATA-8 microcode download for upgrading SATA disk drive firmware
  • Support SES microcode download for upgrading enclosure expander firmware

Operating Systems

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Red Hat, Centos, SUSE, Ubuntu
  • XenServer
  • unRAID
  • Solaris
  • FreeBSD, FreeNAS, NAS4Free
  • illumos
  • macOS
  • Management Monitor

    ArcSAP Storage Manager

  • Graphical-based management utility

  • McSAS Utility

  • Command-line interface
  • API code support
  • McBIOS Configuration Utility

  • Legacy configuration utility
  • Flashable BIOS support

  • Monitors/Notification

  • Enclosure management for internal port via LED and SES3/SGPIO
  • Enclosure management for external port via SAS expander
  • Downloads

    File Version Date
    ARC-1320 series Specification 1.0 2017/02/23
    ARC-1320 series User Manual 1.1 2018/07/04
    ArcSAP_HBA User Manual 1.0 2015/07/24
    SAS Host CLI User Manual 1.0 2011/11/05
    File Version Date
    ARC-1320 BIOS 2.0 2019/09/06

    Update BIOS Utility

    ARC-1320 EFI BIOS 1.0 2012/05/25
    ARC-1320ix-16 Expander firmware 1.16 2013/12/25