SATA RAID Adapters


(PCIe 2.0 to SATA III RAID Adapters)

Product Highlights

✵ Supports up to (16) 6Gb/s 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

✵ 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

PCIe 2.0 to SATA III RAID Adapters

ARC-1264il internal PCIe 2.0 host RAID controllers are the cost-effective solutions for connecting 12/16 6Gb/s SATA peripherial devices. The 12/16 ports combine low-cost SATA III and port multiplier chips with low latency for internal storage systems. The 12/16 ports are aimed at high-availability and capacity oriented applications more than 8 HDDs, such as security systems, surveillance, multimedia content generation, large-volume data capturing, mail servers and entry-level database systems. The 12/16 ports RAID controllers’ performance is limited by the port multiplier and HDD numbers. Applications will get the best performance when you attach the max number HDDs on the RAID controller or rearrange the HDD position to use max port multiplier chip. They can support directly attached 12/16 internal 6Gb/s SATA ports via 3/4 SFF-8087 connectors.

  ARC-1264il Series 6Gb/s SATA RAID Adapters
ARC-1264il-12 ARC-1264il-16
RAID-on-Chip Controller Dual Core RAID-on-Chip 933MHz
Cache Memory 1GB on-board DDR3-933 SDRAM with ECC protection
Host Bus Interface 8-Lane PCI Express® 2.0
Ports 12 x internal 16 x internal
Drive Connectors 3 x SFF-8087 4 x SFF-8087
Data Transfer Rate Up to 6Gb/s per port
Drive Support Up to 12 x SATA HDDs/SSD Up to 16 x SATA HDDs/SSD
Physical Dimensions Low Profile: 168(L) x 62(H) mm
Power Dissipation Typical: 13.9W Typical: 16.0W
Operating Temperature 0 °C to 60 °C with 200 LFM airflow
Operating Humidity 10% to 85%, non-condensing
BBM Support ARC-6120BA-T121
RAID Levels RAID level 0, 1, 10(1E), 3, 5, 6, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD
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, fault connector
  • LCD/I²C connector and alarm buzzer
  • SNMP
  • SMTP
  • Downloads

    File Version Date
    ARC-1264il-12/16 Specification 1.0 2016/04/29
    ARC-12x4 series Quick Installation Guide 1.1 2019/11/14
    ARC-1264il-12/16 & ARC-1284Ml-24 User Manual 2.7 2022/11/22
    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-12x4 series firmware 1.69 download icon 2023/12/15
    1. Add UEFI Shell virtual disk for UEFI BIOS to enter controller setup
    2. Seagate SAS/SATA MACH.2 support
    3. ARC1214(8050T3U-4 version)in MAC M1 panic after sleep
    4. Fix seagate SAS mach.2 hdd error handling problem