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Areca ARC-1212 4-Port SAS RAID Controller

SC-ARC-1212 image
Part#: SC-ARC-1212

PCIe x8 interface, Fast Intel IOP348 800MHz processor, 1 internal 4-port SFF-8087 connector, 256mb cache, Supports up to 4 SAS or SATA hard drives, Retail Box with cable.

Areca high-performance PCIe to SAS RAID host adapter can provide up to 4 SAS/SATA ll peripheral devices. The adapters are based on the same RAID kernel of field-proven external RAID adapter. Applications that benefit most features from these controllers include NAS, server RAID solutions, web servers, supercomputing, near-line backup, security systems and streaming applications.

System Architecture

  • Intel 800MHz IOP348 I/O processor with SAS controller
  • PCIe x8 link host interface
  • 256MB on-board DDR2-533 SDRAM with ECC protection
  • Support write-through or write-back cache
  • Multi-adapter support for large storage requirements
  • BIOS boot support for greater fault tolerance
  • BIOS PnP (plug and play) and BBS (BIOS boot specification) support
  • Intel RAID engine support extreme performance RAID 6 function
  • NVRAM for RAID configuration & transaction log
  • Redundant flash image for adapter availability
  • Battery Backup Module ready (Option)
  • RoHS Compliant

RAID Features

  • RAID level 0, 1, 10, 3, 5, 6, Single Disk or JBOD
  • Multiple RAID selection
  • Online array roaming
  • Online RAID level/stripe size migration
  • Online capacity expansion and RAID level migration simultaneously
  • Online volume set growth
  • Instant availability and background initialization
  • Automatic drive insertion / removal detection and rebuilding
  • Greater than 2TB per volume set (64-bit LBA support)
  • Disk scrubbing/array verify scheduling for automatic repair of all configured RAID sets
  • Support spin down drives when not in use to extend service life (MAID)
  • Support NTP protocol synchronize RAID controller clock over the on board Ethernet port

Disk Bus Interface

  • Up to 4 SAS/SATA II HDDs (no expander capability)
  • Up to 3Gbps per drive port


  • System status indication through global HDD activity/fault connector, individual fault connector, LCD/I2C connector and alarm buzzer
  • SMTP support for email notification
  • SNMP support for remote manager
  • Enclosure management (Serial bus and SGPIO) ready

Operating System

  • Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista
  • Linux
  • FreeBSD
  • Novell Netware 6.5
  • Solaris 10 x86/x86_64
  • SCO Unixware 7.x.x
  • Mac OS X 10.x (EFI BIOS Support)

Related Items

SAS-F8782-05M image
SFF-8087 to SFF-8482 x 4 Fanout SAS Cable
Connect a SAS controller with internal 36 pin miniSAS connector directly to the 29pin SAS connectors on your SAS hard drives. 4 drives per cable, also works with SATA drives. Power is supplied via the pass-through molex power connectors, so you would need up to four molex-style power connectors available - see Related Items on the description page for adapters that may help.

SC-ARC-1000B image
Areca ARC-1000 LCD Control Panel (Black)
Connects to all Areca controllers and provides RAID status, warnings, etc.

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