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Areca ARC-8042-12 12-bay 12Gb/s SAS to SAS Tower RAID Subsystem

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The ARC-8042-12 SAS to SAS desktop RAID subsystem raises the standard to higher performance levels with several enhancements including new high performance 1.2GHz dual core ROC processor, a DDR3-1866 memory architecture and 12Gb/s SAS technology. This unit has built-in high performance RAID, so you just need to select a lower cost HBA (non-RAID) card to use with it.


As previously configured, the price for the kit is $1995.
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Areca 12-bay SAS Expander Tower w/RAID $ 1
$ 12
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The ARC-8042-12 SAS to SAS desktop RAID subsystem provides 12Gb/s SAS host interface link to the host board on the server system. This RAID controller utilizes the same RAID kernel that has been field-proven in existing internal/external SATA/SAS RAID controller products, allowing to bring stable and reliable SAS RAID external subsystem. The ARC-8042-12 provides external storage chassis capable of accommodating up to 12 12.0-Gb/s Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) drives or 6.0-Gb/s Serial ATA (SATA) drives.

Adapter Architecture

  • Dual Core RAID-on-Chip (ROC) 1.2 GHz processor
  • On-board 2GB DDR3-1866 ECC SDRAM
  • NVRAM for RAID event log & transaction log
  • Write-through or write-back cache support
  • Redundant flash image for adapter availability
  • Real time clock support
  • Battery Backup Module ready (Optional)
  • 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)
  • Online array roaming
  • Offline RAID set
  • Online RAID level/stripe size migration
  • Online capacity expansion and RAID level migration simultaneously
  • Online volume set growth
  • Instant availability and background initialization
  • Automatic drive failover/detection and rebuild using multiple Global, Dedicated or Enclosure hot-spare drives
  • Configurable stripe size up to 1MB
  • 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
  • Greater than 2TB per volume set (64-bit LBA support)
  • Greater than 2TB per disk drive
  • Disk scrubbing/ array verify scheduling for automatic repair of all configured RAID sets
  • Login record in the event log with IP address and service (ht tp, telnet and serial)
  • Support intelligent power management to save energy and exten d service life
  • Support NTP protocol to synchronize RAID controller clock over the on-board LAN port
  • Max 122 devices
  • Max 128 LUNs (volume set)
  • Monitors/Notification

  • LCD control panel for setup, alarm mute and configuration
  • System status indication through LCD, LED and alarm buzzer
  • SMTP support for email notification
  • SNMP support for remote manager
  • Enclosure management ready (SES over in-band SAS)
  • Drive Interface

  • Up to 12 x 12Gb/s internal ports
  • Up to 512 devices using SAS expanders (two external SFF-8644 connectors: EXP.0 & EXP.1)
  • Up to 12Gb/s per port
  • Host Interface (12Gb SAS-to-SAS)

  • 2 x SFF-8644 external connectors
  • 8 x 12Gb/s SAS ports (4-ports per SFF-8644 connector)
  • RAID Management

  • Field-upgradeable firmware in flash ROM
  • Firmware-embedded manager via RS-232 port and LCD
  • Embedded browser-based RAID manager via built-in 10/100 Lan port
  • API library for customer to write its own monitor utility
  • SAP monitor utility easily manage multiple RAID units in the network
  • Access terminal menu by telnet via a LAN port
  • Software Drive

  • OS Independent

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