ARC-8050T3U-4 Areca 4 bay Thunderbolt3 / USB 3.2 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-8050T3U-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-8050T3U for massive amounts of video storage with a single Thunderbolt connection to their host computer.


Form FactorDesktop 4-Bay
Disk Port4 x 6Gb/s SAS
Disk Support12Gb/s SAS/SSD
RAID-on-Chip6G SAS one-core controller
@ 800 MHz
Onboard Cache1GB DDR3-800
Expansion SupportN/A
Cooling Fan1 x 2700rpm
Power Supply135W
(W x H x D)
4.84 x 6.51 x 9.11 in (123x165.6x232 mm)
Weight8.0 lbs / 3.6 Kg
ConnectionThunderbolt 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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