Storage


Thunderbolt Solution - Adapter

ARC-4050T2 series

(Thunderbolt™ 2 Adapters)


ARC-4320T2: Thunderbolt 2 to 6Gb/s SAS Host Adapter
ARC-4607T2: Thunderbolt 2 to 16 Gbps FC Adapter
ARC-4883T2: Thunderbolt 2 to 12Gb/s SAS RAID Controller

Host Interface

2 x Thunderbolt 2 ports

Management Interface

Thunderbolt port

1 x LAN RJ-45 connector (for ARC-4883T2)

External Ports

[ARC-4320T2] 8 x 6Gb/s SAS ports
[ARC-4607T2] 2 x 16 Gbps Fibre Channel ports
[ARC-4883T2] 8 x 12Gb/s SAS ports

Thunderbolt™ 3 to 12Gb/s SAS RAID Storage


The ARC-4050T2 series are Thunderbolt™2 expansion chassis with one PCIe 2.0 slot to fit a low profile adapter for high-performance 4K video editing and networking. By supporting Thunderbolt-compatible low profile PCIe adapters, the ARC-4050T2 expansion enables professionals to use high-performance PCIe adapters or RAID adapters on the lacking PCIe expansion new Mac Pro. Supported adapters include Areca 10G Ethernet, 16Gbps Fibre Channel, 6Gb/s SAS Host as well as 12Gb/s SAS RAID controllers. Designed and leveraged with Areca’ existing high performance internal PCIe adapters, Areca’s family of Thunderbolt 2 products provide a perfect outside-the-box solution for your 4K deployments.

With dual 12Gb/s SAS ports and dual 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 ports configurations, the ARC-4883T2 is an ideal solution to connect a high- performance RAID controller with JBOD enclosure for users looking to achieve the highest I/O and data throughput for 4K workflows.

With dual 6Gb/s SAS ports and dual 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 ports configurations, the ARC-4320T2 is an ideal solution to connect a high-speed SAS RAID subsystem for users looking to achieve the highest I/O and data throughput for 4K workflows.

With dual 16Gbps Fibre Channel ports and dual 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 ports configurations, the ARC-4607T2 is an ideal solution to connect a high-speed Fibre Channel SAN for users looking to achieve the highest I/O and data throughput for 4K workflows.

  Thunderbolt™ 2 to PCIe Expansion Solution
ARC-4320T2 ARC-4607T2 ARC-4883T2
Form Factor Mini Box
Host Connection Dual 20Gbps Thunderbolt ports
- Dual-Protocol (PCIe and DisplayPort)
- Daisy chaining device support
Controller Inside ARC-1320-8x Host ARC-8607 Host ARC-1883x Host
Ports 8 x external 2 x external 8 x external
External Connectors 2 x Mini-SAS HD SFF-8644 2 x SFP+ 2 x Mini-SAS HD SFF-8644
Data Transfer Rates Up to 6 Gb/s per port Up to 1600 MB/s per port Up to 12 Gb/s per port
Cooling Fan 1 x 2700rpm
Power Supply/In/out 100-240V AC/65W
Physical Dimensions
(H x W x D)
4.97 x 2.13 x 6.35 in
(150 x 64.4 x 191.7 mm)
Weight 2.64 lbs / 1.2 Kg
OS Support OS X 10.8.5, 10.9 (Mavericks) or later, Windows 7/8/10

Downloads


File Version Date
ARC-4050T2 series Specification 1.0 2014/12/22
ARC-4320T2 User Manual 1.0 2015/07/16
ARC-4320T2 Quick Installation Guide 1.0 2015/07/16
ARC-4607T2 Specification 1.0 2014/12/26
ArcSAP_QFC Manual (for ARC-4607T2) 1.0 2017/12/06
ARC-4607T2 Quick Installation Guide 1.0 2014/12/22
ARC-4883T2 User Manual 1.0 2014/12/23
ARC-4883T2 Quick Installation Guide 1.0 2014/12/23
SAS Host CLI Manual (for ARC-4320T2) 1.0 2011/11/05
ArcSAP_HBA User Manual (for ARC-4320T2) 1.0 2015/07/24
CLI Utility User Manual (for ARC-4883T2) 4.1 2017/02/02
ArcSAP User Manual (for ARC-4883T2) 4.0 2015/05/11
File Version Date
ARC-4320T2 BIOS 2.0 2018/07/10
ARC-4607T2 firmware 8.0.3 2017/02/02
ARC-4883T2 firmware 1.55 2018/07/09
Add SAVE_SEDKEY_SETTING in Advanced Configuration