Areca ARC-8050U3-6 6-Bay USB-C 3.1 (Gen2) Raid Tower Enclosure

ARC-8050U3-6 RAID enclosure offers a truly innovative USB 3.1(10.0Gbps) host interface solution for SOHO group professionals who work at home and or in the office. Using USB 3.1 to PCIe bridge and Areca existing ARC-8050T3-6 industry-proven hardware RAID controller, this RAID storage delivers the performance enhancement of USB 3.1 at the best of cost/performance value.
Manufacturer: Areca
SKU: SC-ARC-8050U3-6
Manufacturer part number: ARC-8050U3-6

ARC-8050U3-6 is an alternative RAID storage for SOHO group professionals who need an affordable storage at home and or in the office. The advancement of 10Gbps USB3.1 connectivity allows the RAID storage to transfer end-to-end 10Gbps storage speed and fully backward compatible with USB 3.0/2.0 interconnection. ARC-8050U3-6 is OS independent, with no additional software or driver installation required, and also used on any Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C port.

Function Advantages
Feature 1OS Independent
OS independent, with no additional software or driver installation inquired.
Feature 2Multi-Protocol
Fully backward compatible with USB 3.0/2.0 interconnection and also used on any Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C port.
Feature 3Controller-level Hardware Encryption
Board-level hardware encryption manages any kinds of drives attached to ARC-8050U3 without impacting the performance for higher levels of security
Feature 4BBM Support
Supports a battery backup option that protects all data in cache memory in the event of unexpected power outage for data availability.
Feature 5Intelligent Power On/Off Function
Turns ARC-8050U3 power in unison with the host computer power status for data integrity
Feature 6Front Panel LCD and Buttons
Easy access for configuration and status report.
Feature 6Network Interface
Embedded web server for remote control from one 10/100/1000 Ethernet (RJ-45).


Adapter Architecture
  Dual Core RAID-on-Chip (ROC) 1.2 GHz processor
  On-board 2GB DDR3-1866 ECC SDRAM
  Support 6 internal 12Gb/s SAS ports
  Write-through or write-back cache support
  Redundant flash image for adapter availability
  Battery Backup Module ready (Optional)
RAID Features
  RAID level 0, 1, 10(1E), 3, 5, 6, Single Disk or JBOD
  Support up to 1MB stripe size
  Online array roaming
  Online RAID level/stripe size migration
  Instant availability and background initialization
  Automatic drive insertion/removal detection and rebuilding
  Multiple pairs SSD/HDD disk clone function
  SSD automatic monitor clone support
  SED (self-encrypting drives) function support
  Support native 4K and 512 byte sector devices
  Support HDD firmware update
  Support global and dedicated hot spare
  Firmware-level “Hdd Xfer Speed” to measure the
  HDD’s read performance
  Controller-level hardware encryption support
  Push Buttons and LCD Display Panel for setup and status
  Environment and drive failure indication through
  LCD, LED and alarm buzzer
  Keep silent and adequate air flow and cooling by
  intelligent cooling fan speed controller
Drive Interface
  6 x 12Gb/s SAS/SATA hot swappable drive trays
  Up to 128 12Gb/s SAS or 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s
  SAS/SATA HDDs/SSDs, using 12Gb/s SAS JBOD
  One downstream SFF-8644 (2 x 12Gb/s ports)
  expansion connector
Host Interface
  1 x 10Gbps USB 3.1 Gen 2
  - Supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol)
  - Backwards compatible with USB 3.0/2.0
RAID Management
  Field-upgradeable firmware in flash ROM
  Firmware-embedded Browser-based RAID
  manager, SMTP manager, SNMP agent and
  Telnet function via LAN port
  Support RAID box’s API library for customer to write its own AP

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