Adapters


SAS RAID Adapters

ARC-12x6 series

(12 Gb/s SAS RAID Adapters)

Product Highlights


✵ Supports up to (8) 12Gb/s SAS,SATA or SSD drives

✵ Support up to 1GB DDR3-1600 cache

✵ Support read/write cache allocation by policy

✵ Support optional flash-based backup module (FBM) protection using SuperCap or battery

✵ Controller level hardware encryption and self-encrypting drive management

✵ SGPIO and Series Bus 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


12 Gb/s SAS RAID Controllers


ARC-12x6 internal PCIe 3.0 host RAID controllers are a cost-effective solutions for connecting up to 4/8 12Gb/s SAS peripheral devices. The 12Gb/s SAS is designed for backward compatibility with 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s SAS/SATA hard drives. The 12Gb/s SAS interface supports both 12Gb/s SAS disk drives for data-intensive applications and 6Gb/s SATA drives for low-cost bulk storage of reference data. The ARC-1216-4i/4x and ARC-1226-8i/8x RAID controllers only support directly attach to 4/8 SAS/SATA drives without supporting the expand function. The ARC-12x6 series default support 1GB on-board DDR3-1600 SDRAM memory.

  ARC-12x6 Series 12Gb/s SAS RAID Adapters
ARC-1216-4i ARC-1226-8i ARC-1216-4x ARC-1226-8x
Host Bus Interface 8-Lane PCI Express® 3.0
Ports 4 x internal 8 x internal 4 x external 8 x external
Drive Connectors 1 x SFF-8643 2 x SFF-8643 1 x SFF-8644 2 x SFF-8644
Data Transfer Rate Up to 12Gb/s per port
Drive Support Up to 4 x
SAS/SATA HDDs/SSD
Up to 8 x
SAS/SATA HDDs/SSD
Up to 4 x
SAS/SATA HDDs/SSD
Up to 8 x
SAS/SATA HDDs/SSD
Cache Memory 1GB on-board DDR3-1600 SDRAM with ECC protection
Physical Dimensions Low Profile: 169.5(L) x 64.4(H) mm
BBM Support ARC-1883-CAP / ARC-6120BA-T121-12G
Power Dissipation Typical: 14.4W
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 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 Dual Core RAID-on-Chip 1.2GHz
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 fault connector
  • LCD/I²C connector and alarm buzzer
  • SNMP
  • SMTP
  • Downloads


    File Version Date
    ARC-12x6 series Specification 1.0 2019/02/13
    ARC-12x6 series User Manual 1.2 2020/02/20
    ARC-12x6 series Quick Installation Guide 1.1 2019/11/15
    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-12x6 series firmware 1.56 2019/07/30
    1. Seagate XS960SE70004 firm rev 002, 960GB SSD problem
    2. Add progress % for some http operation
    3. Improve FAIL_DRIVE_IF_MANY_ERROR
    4. ARC-12x6/4i/8i (PCB version 3.2) cannot use F/W which release date before 2018/03/23