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Areca ARC-1225-8X 8-Port SAS RAID Controller

New Dual Core 800MHz RAID-on-Chip (ROC) processor. PCIe 3.0 x8 interface, 2 external 4-port SFF-8088 connectors, 1GB DDR3 cache, supports up to 8 SAS or SATA hard drives, Retail Box. (Does not support expanders)
Manufacturer: Areca
SKU: SC-ARC-1225-8X

SAS 2.0 is designed for much higher speed data transfer than previously available, and is backwards compatible with SAS 1.0. The 6Gb/s SAS interface supports both 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s SAS/SATA disk drives for data-intensive applications and 6Gb/s or 3Gb/s SATA drives for low-cost bulk storage. The ARC-12x5 family only supports directly attached to 4/8 SAS/SATA drives without supporting SAS expanders.

ARC-1225-8X Features

  • Dual Core RAID-on-Chip (ROC) 800 MHz processor
  • PCIe 3.0 x8 lane host interface
  • 1GB on-board DDR3-1333 SDRAM with ECC
  • Write-through or write-back cache support
  • Supports up to 8 x 6Gb/s SAS/SATA HDDs
  • BIOS boot support for greater fault tolerance
  • BIOS PnP (plug and play) and BBS (BIOS boot specification) support
  • Support EFI BIOS for Mac Pro
  • NVRAM for RAID event & transaction log
  • Redundant flash image for controller availability
  • Multi-adapter support for large storage requirements
  • Battery Backup Module (BBM) ready (Optional) Model: ARC-6120BA-T121
  • RoHS compliant

RAID Features

  • RAID level 0, 1, 10(1E), 3, 5, 6, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD
  • Multiple RAID 0 and RAID 10(1E) support (RAID 00 and RAID100)
  • Multiple RAID selection
  • Support HDD firmware update
  • Configurable stripe size up to 1024KB
  • 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
  • Support global and dedicated hot spare
  • Automatic drive insertion/removal detection and rebuilding
  • Support intelligent power management to save energy and extend service life
  • Support for native 4K and 512 byte sector SAS and SATA devices
  • Multiple pairs SSD/HDD disk clone function
  • SSD automatic monitor clone (AMC) support
  • Controller level hardware encryption function support
  • Support firmware level Hdd Xfer speed test

Operating System

  • Windows 8/Server2012/7/2008/Vista/XP/2003
  • Linux
  • FreeBSD
  • VMware (only driver package available w/o management)
  • Solaris 10/11 x86/x86_64
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or Higher


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