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Areca 24-port 6G SAS Expander Card - ARC-8026-24

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Part#: SC-ARC-8026-24

Supports up to 24 SAS/SATA hard drives. Daisy chain additional expanders to support even more drives.

The Areca SAS Expander module ARC-8026 is based on the LSI LSISAS2x36/28 expander IC, SAS-2 chip which features 36/28 x 6Gb/s ports and 6G/3G multiplexing, SAS 2.0 zoning, self-configuration, table-to-table routing, and an integrated PPC processor for SES-2 and enclosure management support.

The ARC-8026 expander module features three 6Gb/s SAS 4x SFF-8088 ports; one host and two for expansion to additional JBOD enclosures. It is designed to fit into a stand-alone box and can be installed in a 5.25”mounting shell. The Areca SAS expander box is ideal for enclosure customers that want to support up to 24 channels 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s SAS/SATA/SSD JBOD function units using low-cost SFF-8087 SAS cables. It has been fully tested and qualified with 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s Areca external SAS/Fibre/iSCSI/PCIe to SAS RAID controller, SAS RAID adapters and HBAs.

Box Controller Modules

  • Expander Board 1 modules
  • Sensors 1 sensor on expander board

Controller External Connectors

  • 1 SAS “IN” connector for connection to the host
  • 2 SAS “OUT” connector for expasion to next JBOD enclosure


Internal Connectors

  • 6 SFF-8087 min-SAS connectors
  • 1 4P power connector
  • 4 3-pin fan connector
  • 2 2-pin power status connector
  • 1 6-pin LCD connector

LED Indicators

  • Two one-color LED status indicators for each SAS host port, one for SAS port link and one for the activity status
  • Two one-color LED status indicators for each SAS expansion port, one for SAS port link and one for the activity status


  • System status indication through LCD, LED (Link status and Activity) and alarm buzzer
  • Enclosure management such as two power supplies status connectors and four fan monitor/speed control connectors (Protocols SES-2 over SAS ports) ready


  • In-band SAS port
  • Out-of-band RS232 serial port
  • CLI through RS232 serial port

Physical Dimension

  • 41(H) x 145(W) x 200(D) mm

Environmental Temperature

  • Operating: 10 to 40C
  • Storage: 40 to 70C

Relative Humidity

  • Operating 10% to 80 (non-condensing)
  • Storage 5% to 95% (non-condensing)

Power Consumption

  • 12V @ 0.63Amps = 7.56W
  • +5V @ 0.52Amps = 2.6W

Related Items

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Areca ARC-8026MB Mounting Bracket for ATX I/O Shield
Allows you to mount an Areca ARC-8026 expander module into a standard case where the motherboard ATX IO panel would normally be.

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