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Areca ARC-1215-4X 4-Port SAS RAID Controller

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Part#: SC-ARC-1215-4X

New Dual Core 800MHz RAID-on-Chip (ROC) processor. PCIe 3.0 x8 interface, 1 external 4-port SFF-8088 connector, 1GB DDR3 cache, supports up to 4 SAS or SATA hard drives, Retail Box. (Does not support expanders)

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-1215-4X 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 4 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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SFF-8088 to SFF-8088 External SAS Cable
Multilane miniSAS cable, 6G rated, commonly used between rackmount enclosures and SAS controllers. Standard length.

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RAID Machine 4 bay 1U 6G SAS / SATA External Enclosure - N1104RM
Compact, super-quiet 1U rackmount hot-swap enclosure for 3.5" SAS/SATA hard disks with high quality power supply. SFF-8088 Mini-SAS connector for single-cable connection to the controller installed in your server. Temperature & fan failure alarms. Rails are included!

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