ARC-8050T3-4 Areca 4 bay Thunderbolt3 RAID Tower

ARC-8050T3 is the most complete 12Gb/s SAS 4-bay Thunderbolt™ 3 desktop SAS/SATA RAID storage with RAID control capabilities solution for both PC and Mac.
Manufacturer: Areca
SKU: SC-ARC8050T3-4
Manufacturer part number: ARC-8050T3-4


Thunderbolt™ 3 brings Thunderbolt to USB-C at speeds up to 40 Gbps, creating one compact port that does it all – delivering the fastest, most versatile connection to any dock, display, or data device. ARC-8050T3 is equipped with dual Thunderbolt 3 ports for connecting to any Thunderbolt 3-enabled host and offers an additional Thunderbolt 3 port for daisy-chaining other peripherals. The Thunderbolt daisy-chaining allows connection of up to six devices, so customers can connect ARC-8050T3 for massive amounts of video storage with a single Thunderbolt connection to their host computer.

Features 8050T3-4
Form Factor Desktop 4-Bay
Disk Port 4 x 6Gb/s SAS
Disk Support 12Gb/s SAS/SSD
RAID-on-Chip 6G SAS one-core controller
@ 800 MHz
Onboard Cache 1GB DDR3-800
Expansion Support N/A
Cooling Fan 1 x 2700rpm
Power Supply 135W
(W x H x D)
4.84 x 6.51 x 9.11 in (123x165.6x232 mm)
Weight 8.0 lbs / 3.6 Kg
Connection Thunderbolt 3 x2 /
Display Port x1
OS Support

Mac OS X 10.12 or higher &
Windows 8/10 or higher

High performance 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 interface
Support simultaneous 4K in/output workflow
Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports for daisy-chaining
EFI supported for macOS multi-boot
Intelligent power On/Off function for data integrity
Delivers enterprise-class data protection and
Advanced configuration for video optimized
  performance settings
Configuration by the Thunderbolt/LAN port/LCD
Controller-level hardware encryption (not available
  for 4-Bay)
Support BBM option for cache protection (not
  available for 4/6M model)
RAID Features
ARC-8050T3-4: RAID level 0, 1, 10, 3, 5, 6, Single
  Disk, JBOD
ARC-8050T3-6/6M/8/12: RAID level 0, 1, 1E, 3, 5,
  6, 10, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD
Multiple RAID selection
Support up to 1MB stripe size
Online array roaming
Online RAID level/stripe size migration
SED (self-encrypting drives) function support
Support global hot spare and local hot spare
Instant availability and background initialization
Advanced configuration for smooth data streaming
Disk scrubbing/ array verify scheduling support
Multiple pairs SSD/HDD disk clone function
SSD automatic monitor clone (AMC) support
Support HDD firmware update
Complete configuration management suite
  - McRAID manager – browser-based management
    tool (LAN or Thunderbolt)
  - Push Buttons and LCD Display panel for setup and
  - Command Line Interface (CLI) – scriptable
    configuration tool
  - API libraries support – combine GUI with user
    management utility
  - SNMP support for remote monitoring
  - SMTP support for email notification

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