Areca ARC-4320T2 Thunderbolt 2 to 6Gb/s SAS Host Adapter

Connect your SAS enclosure (with or without expander) to Thunderbolt 2 with this box. Supports up to 128 SAS/SATA devices. Up to 6Gb/s transfer rate per SAS port. This is an HBA, so RAID is not supported directly on the Areca box - it must be done in your OS if desired. Thunderbolt cable included.
Manufacturer: Areca
SKU: THB-ARC-4320T2
$750.00

The ARC-4320T2 SAS expansion adapter is a PCIe 2.0 x8 lanes 6Gb/s SAS bus low profile host adapter inside. The adapters bring the fastest available connections to SAS/SATA storage on any computer, and workstation with Thunderbolt 2 interface. ARC-4320T2 is equipped with dual Thunderbolt 2 ports for connecting to any Thunderbolt 2-enabled host such as the new Mac Pro, and offers an additional Thunderbolt 2 port for daisy-chaining other peripherals. ARC-4320T2 expansion adapter provide a blazing-fast storage connectivity solution with enhanced reliability and performance to support any application and tiered storage solution.

ARC-4320T2 6Gb/s expansion adapter is ideal for large capacity external storage RAID and no-RAID enclosure. ARC-4320T2 6Gb/s SAS expansion adapter is able to connect to SATA and SAS hard disk drives, allowing for tiered storage that optimizes costs and performance. SAS drives are optimal when speed and reliability are of the utmost concern while SATA drives are appropriate when capacity and cost are more important. System integrators can use the ARC-4320T2 to meet different storage infrastructure applications that support both SAS and SATA devices. API library for customer combines the ARC-4320T2 function code to its monitor utility. Device drivers are also supported for the major operating systems for compatibility with a full range of SAS peripherals including hard disk drives (HDDs), tape drives, tape autoloaders, solid state drives (SSDs) and removable media (DAS/JBOD).

ARC-4320T2 Features

  • Enables SAS connectivity on systems with a Thunderbolt 2 port
  • Support up to 8 SAS Ports
  • Up to 6Gb/s transfer rates per SAS port
  • Supports 1.5, 3.0 and 6 Gb/s SAS and SATA link rates
  • Supports a maximum 128 SAS/SATA devices using SAS expanders
  • Dual 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 ports with DisplayPort and device daisy-chain support
  • Thunderbolt cable included
  • RoHS compliant
  • Serial Attached SCSI (SAS-2.0) compliant
  • Supports Wide port (Any combination of x1, x2, and 4x)
  • Supports Serial SCSI Protocol (SSP)
  • Supports SAS Management Protocol (SMP)
  • Supports Serial ATA Tunneling Protocol (STP)
  • Hot-plug capability
  • Staggered spin-up control
  • Enclosure management for external port via SAS expander

 

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