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Areca Announces ARC-8050T2 Thunderbolt™ 2 RAID Storage


Taipei, Taiwan January 28, 2014 - Areca Technology Corporation (ARECA), a leading provider of internal, external and PCIe SAS or SATA ll RAID controllers with RAID 6 inside, today announced the availability and shipping of ARC-8050T2 a 8-bay Thunderbolt 2 to 6Gb/s SAS compact RAID storage. The Areca solution of Thunderbolt 2 provide the performance so quick it allows 4K video run at the same time as daisy chaining storages devices and doing a simultaneous 4K in/output file transfers. Areca focuses on the storage design and let the customers buy his Raid optimized disk drives on the ARC-8050T2 RAID storage.

"Thunderbolt™ delivers unparalleled performance, flexibility and simplicity to personal computing." said Jason Ziller, Intel's director of Thunderbolt Marketing, "Products like Areca, ARC-8050T2 help highlight what Thunderbolt makes possible." Thunderbolt™ technology is the fastest connection to your PC at 20Gbs - in each direction, and at the same time. Thunderbolt provides flexibility and simplicity by connecting to data and display devices with a single cable, up to six devices in a daisy-chain.

ARC-8050T2 gives video editor to unleash their professional creativity work in real-time, with the super high-bandwidth allow large amount of audio and 4K video capture/mixing devices transferred faster with low latency and high-accurate synchronization at 20 Gbps in both PC & Intel-based Mac. With innovative design features and support for SATA, SAS and SSDs, ARC-8050T2 supports the following advanced features.

• Configuration by the Thunderbolt/LAN port/LCD

• Advanced Configuration for smooth data streaming.

• Support bootable drive via Thunderbolt

• Controller-level hardware encryption for higher levels data security

• Support BBM option for data availability

• Intelligent power On/Off function for data integrity

• Easy access the status report via LCD.

Advanced Configuration provides optimized parameter to adjust controlled firmware behavior for smooth data streaming. Areca solution of Thunderbolt 2 provides user the capability of adding bootable drive via Thunderbolt on Apple thunderbolt-capable machine. Intelligent power On/Off function powers down the unit after the thunderbolt host shuts down everything for data integrity. ARC-8050T2 also supports a battery backup option that protects all data in cache memory in the event of unexpected power outage. Board-level hardware encryption manages any kinds of drives attached to ARC-8050T2 without impacting the performance for higher levels of security.

Areca overall RAID technology and with the Thunderbolt 2, provide the next level of faster and secure safely backup enormous amount of digital data in the industrials. Simplify known the high quality hardware introduce to the industry. The ARC-8050T2 is available immediately, shipping in February 2014.



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Areca Technology Corporation designs and manufactures storage products for virtually all areas of the storage market including DAS, NAS, and SAN. All PCI, SCSI, and Fiber Disk Array Controllers support RAID levels 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10 or JBOD. It also produces its own custom ASIC, a high-speed IDE controller, and a RAID 6 engine on their controllers to achieve high data throughput and availability. Areca has completely committed its highly skilled research and development effort to disk array technologies that yield the fastest performance, best reliability, and lower cost points than competitive disk array solutions. Areca Technology is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan.

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