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ARC-1880 series Datasheet

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ARC-1880x +

  Areca Launches ARC-1880 Series 6Gb/s SAS RAID Adapters



(12-16 Ports 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Adapters)

Areca high-performance ARC-1880 series PCIe 2.0 to 6Gb/s SAS RAID adapter can provide up to (128) 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s SAS/SATA/SSD peripheral devices using 6Gb/s SAS expanders. The adapters are based on the same RAID kernel of field-proven external RAID adapter and same device drivers with widely used SAS/SATA RAID adapters. Applications that benefit most features from these adapters include NAS, server RAID solutions, supercomputing, near-line backup, security systems, streaming and cloud computing applications.

PCIe 2.0 6Gb/s SAS RAID Controlller
Model Name
I/O Processor
RAID-on-Chip 800MHz
On-Board Cache
DDR2-800 512MB
Driver Connector
2 x SFF-8087
1 x SFF-8088
3 x SFF-8087
1 x SFF-8088
Form Factor (LxH)
Low Profile: 210 x 64.4 mm
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  Adapter Architecture

800 MHz RoC for RAID core and SAS microcode
  512MB on-board DDR2-800 SDRAM with ECC protection (ARC-1880ixl-8/1880ixl-12)
  Support write-through or write-back cache
  Multi-adapter support for large storage requirements
  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 adapter availability
Battery Backup Module ready (Option)
Model: ARC-6120BA-T113
  RoHS Compliant
  RAID Features
  RAID level 0, 1, 1E, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD
  Multiple RAID selection
  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 insertion / removal detection and rebuilding
  Greater than 2TB capacity per disk drive support
  Greater than 2TB per volume set (64-bit LBA support)
  Disk scrubbing/ array verify scheduling for automatic repair of all configured RAID sets
  Support intelligent power management to save energy and extend service life
  Support NTP protocol synchronize RAID controller clock over the on board LAN port
  Disk Interface
  8/12 internal and 4 external 6Gb/s SAS ports
  Up to (128) 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s SAS/SATA/SSD drives using 6Gb/s SAS expanders
  Up to 6Gb/s per SAS port
  Host Connectivity
  PCIe 2.0 x8 lane compliant
System status indication through global HDD activity/fault connector, individual fault connector, LCD/I2C connector and alarm buzzer
SMTP support email notification
  SNMP support for remote notification
  Enclosure management (SES-2, SMP and SGPIO) ready
  RAID Management
  Field-upgradeable firmware in flash ROM
    In-Band Manager
  Hot key boot-up McBIOS RAID manager via BIOS
  Web browser-based McRAID storage manager via ArcHttp proxy server utility
  Support Command Line Interface (CLI)
  API library for customer to write monitor utility
  Single Admin Portal (SAP) monitor utility
    Out-of-Band Manager
  Firmware-embedded web browser-based McRAID storage manager, SMTP manager, SNMP agent and Telnet function via LAN port
  API library for customer to write monitor utility
  Support Push Button and LCD display panel
  Software Drivers
  Windows 8/Server2012/7/2008/Vista/Server 2003/XP
  Solaris 10/11 x86/x86_64
  Mac OS X 10.5.x or Higher
  VMware (only driver package available w/o in-band management utility)
Operating: Temperature: +5°c to +60°c
Humidity: 15-80%, non-condensing
Storage: Temperature: -40°c to 70°c
Humidity: 5-90%, non-condensing
  Electrical Requirements
Power Dissipation: 12V+3.3V
ARC-1880ixl-8/12 17.6W (14.6W+3W)
  Optional Prouduct - Accessories
ARC-1009 5.25" Seup/Monitor Control Panel LCD
ARC-1035 3.5" Seup/Monitor Control Panel LCD


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