Adapters


SAS RAID Adapters

ARC-12x4 series

(6 Gb/s SAS RAID Adapters)

Product Highlights


✵ Supports up to (8) 6Gb/s SAS,SATA or SSD drives

✵ Support up to 1GB DDR3-933 cache

✵ Support read/write cache allocation by policy

✵ Support optional battery backup module (BBM)

✵ Self-encrypting drive management

✵ SES2, SMP and SGPIO enclosure management

✵ Redundant flash image for adapter availability

✵ Multiple RAID 0 and RAID 10 (1E) support (RAID 00 and RAID100)

✵ Support RAID 1 - Multi Mirroring and Mirrored Pass-Through Disk

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


6 Gb/s SAS RAID Controllers


ARC-12x4 internal PCIe 2.0 host RAID controllers are a cost-effective solutions for connecting up to 4/8 6Gb/s SAS peripheral devices. The RAID controllers are based on the same RAID kernel of field-proven internal/external RAID controller and same device driver architecture with widely used 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID controller. Applications that benefit most features from these controllers include NAS, server RAID solutions, web servers, near-line backup, security systems and streaming applications. ARC-1214-4I/1224-8I support directly attached 4/8 internal 6Gb/s SAS ports via 1/2 SFF-8087 connector.

  ARC-12x4 Series 6Gb/s SAS RAID Adapters
ARC-1214-4i ARC-1224-8i
Host Bus Interface 8-Lane PCI Express® 2.0
Ports 4 x internal 8 x internal
Drive Connectors 1 x SFF-8087 2 x SFF-8087
Data Transfer Rate Up to 6Gb/s per port
Drive Support Up to 4 x SAS/SATA HDDs/SSD Up to 8 x SAS/SATA HDDs/SSD
Cache Memory 1GB on-board DDR3-933 SDRAM with ECC protection
Physical Dimensions Low Profile: 168(L) x 62(H) mm
BBM Support ARC-6120BA-T121
Power Dissipation Typical: 11.17W
Operating Temperature 0 °C to 60 °C with 200 LFM airflow
Operating Humidity 10% to 85%, non-condensing
RAID Levels RAID level 0, 1, 10(1E), 3, 5, 6, Single Disk or JBOD RAID level 0, 1, 10(1E), 3, 5, 6, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD
RAID-on-Chip Controller One Core RAID-on-Chip 933MHz
RAID 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
  • Online volume set growth
  • SED (self-encrypting drives) function support
  • Multiple pairs SSD/HDD disk clone function
  • SSD automatic monitor clone (AMC) support
  • 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
  • Support NTP protocol synchronize RAID controller clock over the on board Ethernet port

Operating Systems


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

  • Monitors/Notification

  • Global HDD activity/fault connector, individual activity/fault connector
  • LCD/I²C connector and alarm buzzer
  • SNMP
  • SMTP
  • Downloads


    File Version Date
    ARC-1214-4i & 1224-8i Specification 1.0 2016/04/29
    ARC-12x4 series Quick Installation Guide 1.1 2020/01/14
    ARC-1214-4i & 1224-8i User Manual 2.4 2020/02/19
    CLI Utility User Manual 5.1 2020/04/20
    ArcSAP User Manual 4.2 2020/11/03
    SNMP User Manual 1.0 2011/06/20
    File Version Date
    ARC-12x4 series firmware 1.56 2020/01/30
    1. Seagate XS960SE70004 firm rev 002, 960GB SSD problem
    2. Add progress % for some http operation
    3. Improve FAIL_DRIVE_IF_MANY_ERROR