Adapters


SAS RAID Adapters

ARC-1883 series RAID Controllers

ARC-1883 series

(12 Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Controllers)

Product Highlights


✵ Supports up to (512) 12Gb/s SAS,SATA or SSD drives using SAS expanders

✵ Support up to 8GB DDR3-1866 cache (ARC-1883ix-12/16/24)

✵ Support read/write cache allocation by policy

✵ DataBolt™ Bandwidth Optimizer for balance faster hosts and slower SAS or SATA devices. (For ARC-1883ix)

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

✵ SES2, SMP and SGPIO enclosure management

✵ Controller level hardware encryption and self-encrypting drive 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/SATA RAID Controllers


The new third generation ARC-1883 family offers advanced technology for increased performance and improved enterprise data protection. They were designed with 1.2 GHz dual core ROC processor, DDR3-1866 memory architecture and PCIe 3.0 connectivity for the most performance-hungry data center and IT applications. The ARC-1883 family includes 8 ports low profile as well as full height 12/16/24 internal ports with additional 4 external ports with mini SAS HD connectors for 12Gb/s throughput on each port.

  ARC-1883 Series 12Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Adapters
ARC-1883i ARC-1883LP ARC-1883x
Host Bus Interface 8-Lane PCI Express® 3.0
Ports 8 x internal 4 x internal & 4 x external 8 x external
Drive Connectors 2 x SFF-8643 1 x SFF-8643 & 1 x SFF-8644 2 x SFF-8644
Data Transfer Rate Up to 12Gb/s per port
Drive Support Up to 512 12Gb/s SAS or 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s SAS/SATA HDDs/SSD, using 12Gb/s SAS Expander
Cache Memory 2GB on-board DDR3-1866 SDRAM
Physical Dimensions Low Profile: 169.5(L) x 64.4(H) mm
FBM/BBM Support ARC-1883CAP/ARC-6120BA-T121-12G
Power Dissipation Typical: 14.4W
Operating Temperature 0 °C to 60 °C
Operating Humidity 10% to 85%, non-condensing
RAID Levels 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD
RAID-on-Chip Controller Dual Core RAID on Chip (ROC) @ 1.2 GHz
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
  ARC-1883 Series 12Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Adapters
ARC-1883ix-12 ARC-1883ix-16 ARC-1883ix-24
Host Bus Interface 8-Lane PCI Express® 3.0
Ports 12 x internal & 4 x external 16 x internal & 4 x external 24 x internal & 4 x external
Drive Connectors 3 x SFF-8643 & 1 x SFF-8644 4 x SFF-8643 & 1 x SFF-8644 6 x SFF-8643 & 1 x SFF-8644
Data Transfer Rate Up to 12Gb/s per port
Cache Memory One 240-pin DIMM socket for 2GB(default)
- up to 4GB or 8GB DDR3-1866, 1RX8, or
- up to 4GB or 8GB DDR3-1600, 2RX8, Unbuffered/ Registered ECC module
Physical Dimensions Full Height: 254(L) x 98.4(H) mm
FBM/BBM Support ARC-1883-CAP (support cache 2GB) / ARC-1883-BAT (support cache 4~8GB) / ARC-6120BA-T121-12G
Power Dissipation Typical: 37.4W
Operating Temperature 0 °C to 60 °C
Operating Humidity 10% to 85%, non-condensing
RAID Levels 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD
RAID-on-Chip Controller Dual Core RAID on Chip (ROC) @ 1.2 GHz
RAID Features
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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-1883 series Specification 1.0 2017/03/22
    ARC-1883 series User Manual 1.8 2020/04/29
    ARC-1883 series & 1884 series Quick Installation Guide 2.2 2020/01/14
    ARC-1883ix Expander-CLI Manual 1.2 2018/04/25
    CLI Utility User Manual 5.1 2020/04/20
    ArcSAP User Manual 4.1 2019/07/19
    SNMP User Manual 1.0 2011/06/20
    File Version Date
    ARC-1883 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. Thunderbolt, add host sleep request and thunderbolt power response
    5. Patch HGST G3 enclosure SES2 firmware update problem
    6. Fix SEAGATE 84bay JBOD does not report slot string
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    ☆ For ARC-1883x Dual_Path firmware available here