ARECA Expansion Adapter

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ARECA ARC-4320T2

Description
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).
Hardware Specification
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
Support 1.5, 3.0 and 6 Gb/s SAS and SATA link rates
Support a maximum 128 SAS/SATA devices using SAS expander
Dual 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 ports with DisplayPort and device daisy-chain support
Thunderbolt cable included
RoHS compliant
Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) 6Gb/s
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
Easy Management
Supports Command Line Interface (CLI)
API library for customer to write monitor utility
Enclosure management for external port via SAS expander
Specifications
Form Factor Mini Box
Host Connection Two 20 Gb/s; Thunderbolt Technology Ports
External Ports 2 x 6Gbps SAS SFF-8088 Ports
OS Support Mac OS X 10.8.5, 10.9 (Mavericks) and later & Windows 7/8
Enclosure Management                Thunderbolt Port
Cooling Fan 1 * noiseless cooling fan
Operating Temperature 0 ~ 35?C
Operation Humidity 5% ~ 95 %, Non-condensing
Power Supply/In/out 65W / 100-240V AC
Dimension (W x H x D) 4.97 x 2.13 x 6.35 in; (150 x 64.4 x 191.7 mm)
Weight (W/O Drives) 2.64 lbs / 1.2Kg


ARECA ARC-4607T2

Description
The ARC-4607T2 adapter brings the fastest available connections to Fibre Channel SAN on any computer, and workstation with Thunderbolt 2 interface. ARC-4607T2 adapter provides a blazing-fast storage connectivity solution with enhanced reliability and performance to support any application and tiered storage solution. ARC-4607T2 16Gbps dual channels expansion adapter is ideal for large capacity external storage RAID and FC switch.

ARC-4607T2, the 16 Gbps Fibre Channel solutions with Thunderbolt™2, specifically is designed for use in Apple new Mac Pro servers. ARC-4607T2 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. The Thunderbolt 2 Solution from Areca provides the supreme performance so quick that it allows 4K video at the same time while daisy chaining storages devices and doing a simultaneous 4K in/output file transfers. ARC-4607T2, a Thunderbolt 2 to 16G Fibre Channel adapter, is used to connect Thunderbolt 2 host computers to 16Gb external Fibre Channel storage devices. ARC-4607T2 offers dual 16 Gbps Fibre Channel ports that will auto negotiate with 16Gb, 8Gb, and 4Gb FC devices. With dual 16Gbps Fibre Channel ports and dual 20 Gbps Thunderbolt 2 ports configurations, the ARC-4607T2 is a best solution for hooking up to a high-speed Fibre channel SAN network to achieve high-performance storage solution for 4K video workflows.
Technical specifications
  • Enables Fibre Channel connectivity on systems with
  • a Thunderbolt 2 port
  • Dual Fibre Channel Ports
  • 16 Gigabits per second data transfer rates
  • 3200 MB/sec maximum full-duplex throughput per
  • channel
  • Supports all FC topologies: direct fabric, arbitrated
  • loop and point-to-point
  • Dual 20 Gbps Thunderbolt 2 ports with DisplayPort
  • and device daisy-chain support
  • Auto Negotiation to 16Gb, 8Gb and 4Gb devices
  • External LEDs for link and access status for each
  • channel
  • Thunderbolt cable included
  • Two pluggable 16-Gb optical LC SFP+ modules
  • (optional)
  • Thunderbolt certified for Mac
Specifications
Form Factor Mini Box
Host Connection Two 20 Gb/s; Thunderbolt Technology Ports
External Ports 2 x 16Gbps Fibre Channel Ports
OS Support Mac OS X 10.8.5, 10.9 (Mavericks) and later & Windows 7/8
Enclosure Management                Thunderbolt Port
Cooling Fan 1 * noiseless cooling fan
Operating Temperature 0 ~ 35?C
Operation Humidity 5% ~ 95 %, Non-condensing
Power Supply/In/out 65W / 100-240V AC
Dimension (W x H x D) 4.97 x 2.13 x 6.35 in; (150 x 64.4 x 191.7 mm)
Weight (W/O Drives) 2.64 lbs / 1.2Kg


ARECA ARC-4883T2

Description
ARC-4883T2 is the most complete Thunderbolt 2 to 12Gb/s SAS box with RAID control capabilities solution for both PC and Mac. ARC-4883T2 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-4883T2 incorporated on-board dual core 1200Mhz RAID-On- Chip and with 2GB DDR3-1866 memory to deliver true high performance hardware RAID protection against drive failure. This combination helps to provide a high performance storage device perfect for the video editor working with Real time multi-stream HD and 4K workflows. It runs efficiently without disruption or major drops in performance to meet the requirements of 4K data workflow. It is so quick it allows for 4K displays at the same time as daisy chaining ARC-4883T2 and doing a simultaneous 4K output and file transfers while maintaining maximum throughput.
Controller Architecture
  • 1.2 GHz dual core ROC for RAID core and SAS
  • microcode
  • 2GB on-board DDR3-1866 SDRAM with ECC
  • protection
  • Support bootable from RAID controller volume
  • Controller level hardware encryption support
  • Redundant flash image for adapter availability
  • System status indication through LED and alarm
  • buzzer
  • Intelligent power On/Off function
  • Support up to 8 external 12Gb/s SAS ports
  • Supports up to 256 SATA or SAS devices using SAS
  • expanders
RAID Features
  • RAID level 0, 1, 1E, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, Single
  • Disk or JBOD
  • Multiple RAID 0 and RAID 10(1E) support (RAID 00
  • and RAID100)
  • Support up to 1MB stripe size
  • Online array roaming
  • Online RAID level/stripe size migration
  • Support global hot spare and local hot spare
  • Instant availability and background initialization
  • Advanced configuration for smooth data streaming
  • Disk scrubbing/ array verify scheduling support
  • Controller level hardware encryption function
  • support
  • Support HDD firmware update
  • Support for native 4K and 512 byte sector SAS and
  • SATA devices
  • Support HDD Xfer Speed test function
  • Multiple pairs SSD/HDD disk clone function
  • SSD automatic monitor clone (AMC) support
  • Complete configuration management suite
    • McRAID manager – browser-based management tool (LAN or Thunderbolt)
    • Command Line Interface (CLI) – scriptable configuration tool
    • API libraries support – combine GUI with user management utility
    • SNMP support for remote monitoring
    • SMTP support for email notification
Specifications
Form Factor Mini Box
Host Connection Two 20 Gb/s; Thunderbolt Technology Ports
External Ports 2 x 12Gb/s SAS SFF-8644 ports
OS Support Mac OS X 10.8.5, 10.9 (Mavericks) and later & Windows 7/8
Enclosure Management                Thunderbolt Port and LAN Port
Cooling Fan 1 * noiseless cooling fan
Operating Temperature 0 ~ 35?C
Operation Humidity 5% ~ 95 %, Non-condensing
Power Supply/In/out 65W / 100-240V AC
Dimension (W x H x D) 4.97 x 2.13 x 6.35 in; (150 x 64.4 x 191.7 mm)
Weight (W/O Drives) 2.64 lbs / 1.2Kg