RAID Subsystem - Rackmount

ARC-9200 series SAS 1U RAID Head

ARC-9200 series 1U RAID Head

(12Gb/s SAS 1U RAID Head)

System Architecture

✵ Support 12.0Gbps SAS ports

✵ Support three host interface options: 12Gb/s SAS, 10Gb/s iSCSI or 32Gb/s FC

✵ Support up to 8GB, optional FBM/BBM cache

✵ Single or Dual RAID controller modular design

✵ Hot-swap and redundant components for increased system availability

✵ Advanced configuration settings video optimized performance

✵ Hard Drive Firmware Update All At Once

Faster Than Ever

Availability & Security

Unparalleled Performance

Host Interface

12Gb SAS-to-SAS

32Gb/s Fibre-to-SAS

10Gb/s iSCSI-to-SAS

High Performance ROC

Dual Core RAID-on-Chip (ROC) 1.2 GHz

2GB (default), up to 8GB DDR3-1600 ECC Protection

Drive Interface

Up to 512 12Gb/s SAS or 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s SAS/SATA HDDs/ SSD, using 12Gb/s SAS JBOD

Dual downstream SFF-8644 (4 x 12Gb/s) expansion connectors per controller

12Gb/s SAS 1U RAID Head

12Gb/s SAS-to-SAS / 32Gb/s Fibre-to-SAS / 10Gb/s iSCSI-to-SAS 1U RAID Head

ARC-9200 SAS (rear side)
ARC-9200 Fibre (rear side)
ARC-9200 iSCSI (rear side)

Powered by Areca's existing external RAID controller design, the ARC-9200 is a brand new module RAID head delivering the combination of high performance, high reliability, and data availability required in today’s data-intensive storage environments. The modular design of the RAID head minimizes maintenance effort, makes installation simpler and easy leverages different JBOD to provide an affordable, highly capable and scalable storage.

With either 8 x 12Gb/s SAS ports, 2/4 x 32Gb/s fibre channels or 2 x 10Gb/s iSCSI channel host options, the 1U RAID head is an ideal solution to adapt a wide range of applications. Available in single or redundant modular architectures, the RAID head can meet the needs of the professional who needs high-performance versatile RAID storage.

ARC-9200 connection
  ARC-9200 Series SAS 1U_RAID Head



Form Factor 1U, 19-inch rackmount chassis
Host Interface • SAS-to-SAS
2 x 12Gb/s SAS Ports
• Fibre-to-SAS
2/4 x 32Gb/s Fibre channels
• iSCSI-to-SAS
2 x 10Gb/s iSCSI channels
Host Connector 2 x SFF-8644 2/4 x SFP+ 2 x SFP+
JBOD Expansion Port Dual downstream SFF-8644 (4 x 12Gb/s) expansion ports per controller
Max. Drives per RAID Ctrl Up to 512 12Gb/s SAS or 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s SAS/SATA HDDs/SSD, using 12Gb/s SAS JBOD
Data Transfer Rate Up to 12Gb/s per port
RAID_on_Chip Dual Core PPC476 1.2 GHz ROC
Cache Protection One 204-pin SO-DIMM socket for 2GB (default) DDR3-1600, 1RX8/2RX8, ECC module
- up to 4GB or 8GB DDR3-1600, 1RX8/2RX8, Unbuffered/Registered ECC module
Operating Systems OS Independent
Power Supply • Dual 200W hot swap and redundant with PFC, N+1 design
• AC voltage: 110V@40A, 230V@80A for input inrush current with PFC (auto-switching)
• Supports 90-264 VAC input at 47-63 Hz frequency
Physical Dimensions
(H x W x D)
• Without handles: 43.5 x 445 x 400 mm (1.7 x 17.5 x 15.7 in)
• With handles: 43.5 x 482 x 436 mm (1.7 x 22.9 x 17.1 in)
Weight • Single: 27 kg (59.5 lb)
• Dual: 28 kg (61.7 lb)
RAID Features • RAID level 0, 1, 10(1E), 3, 5, 6, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD
• Multiple RAID 0 and RAID 10(1E) support (RAID 00 and RAID 100)
• Automatic drive failover and detection and rebuild using multiple Global, Dedicated or Enclosure hot- spare drives
• Multiple pairs SSD/HDD disk clone function
• SSD automatic monitor clone (AMC) support
• SED (Self-encrypting drives) function support
• Support for native 4K and 512 byte sector devices
• Support HDD firmware update
• Hot-swap and redundant components for increasing availability
RAID Management Software • Flashable firmware via RS-232 and LAN port
• Push Buttons and LCD for setup and status
• Firmware-embedded manager via RS-232 port
• Browser-based RAID manager, SMTP manager, SNMP agent and Telnet function
• API with sample and functional code
• ArcCLI (command-line interface)
• ArcSAP monitor utility easily manage multiple RAID units
Availability and Reliability • Redundant controller operation with active/active and fail-over/fail-back function
• Dual-active RAID controller with cache mirroring through dedicated high speed bus
• Automatic synchronization of firmware version in the dual-active mode
• Multi-path & load-balancing support
Operating Temperature 0 °C to 40 °C
Operating Humidity 10% to 80%, non-condensing
Regulatory Certification CE, FCC
Warranty 3 years
FBM/BBM Support ARC-1883-BAT-7 / ARC-1883-CAP-7


File Version Date
ARC-9200 RAID Head specification 1.1 2020/09/02
ARC-9200 RAID Head User Manual 1.3 2020/02/27
ARC-9200 RAID Head Quick Installation Guide 1.0 2017/07/11
ARC-92xx Subsystem specification 1.0 2017/02/15
ARC-92xx Subsystem User Manual 1.3 2019/07/30
ARC-92xx Subsystem Quick Installation Guide 1.2 2018/01/17
CLI Utility For LAN Port - User Manual 5.2 2022/01/04
LCD Manual 1.3 2015/10/20
ArcSAP User Manual 4.2 2020/11/03
File Version Date
ARC-92xx-SAS (12G SAS-to-SAS) firmware 1.69 2023/12/15
1. Patch PL library to enable PM2 support
2. Seagate SAS/SATA MACH.2 support
ARC-92xx-Fibre (16G Fibre-to-SAS) firmware 1.69 2023/12/15
1. Patch PL library to enable PM2 support
2. Seagate SAS/SATA MACH.2 support
ARC-92xx-iSCSI (12G iSCSI-to-SAS) firmware 1.69 2023/12/15
1. Patch PL library to enable PM2 support
2. Seagate SAS/SATA MACH.2 support