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ARC-8050E series Manual
ARC-8050E series Quick Start Guide
ARC-8050E DataSheet




ARC-8050E RAID Storage
(External PCIe 3.0 to 6Gb/s SAS RAID Storage)

ARC-8050E is an external PCIe RAID solution which expands the storage capacity of the Apple Mac Pro and PC system. This RAID storage allows for cabled-system extensions to external PCIe subsystems, meeting the needs for server expansion I/O to locate external to the main system. It includes a high performance External PCIe Cable Host Adapter, a 8-bay desktop RAID enclosure, and an External PCIe cable. Eight lanes of high speed PCIe 3.0 traffic travel through just one External PCIe x8 cable from the Cable Host Adapter, which resides inside the Mac Pro or PC system, to the eight drives in the ARC-8050E RAID enclosure.
  Controller Architecture

Dual Core RAID-on-Chip (ROC) 800 MHz processor
  1GB on-board DDR3-1333 SDRAM with ECC
  Write-through or write-back cache support
  Support up to 8 internal 6Gb/s SAS ports
  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 controller availability
  Battery Backup Module (BBM) ready (Option)
  RoHS compliant
  RAID Features
  RAID level 0, 1, 10(1E), 3, 5, 6, 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
  Support global hot spare and dedicated hot spare
  SED (self-encrypting drives) function support
  Instant availability and background initialization
  Automatic drive insertion / removal detection and
  Greater than 2TB per volume set (64-bit LBA support)
  Greater than 2TB capacity per disk drive support
  Support intelligent power management to save energy
    and extend service life
  Support NTP protocol to synchronize RAID controller
    clock over the on-board LAN port
  Multiple pairs SSD/HDD disk clone function
  SSD automatic monitor clone (AMC) support
  Controller level hardware encryption function support
  Drive Support
  Up to 8 x 6Gb/s SAS/SATA/SSD
  System status indication through individual activity/
    fault LED, LCD and alarm buzzer
  SMTP support for email notification
  SNMP support for remote manager
  Enclosure management ready
  Host Connection
  External PCIe 3.0 x8 lane host interface
  RAID Management
  Field-upgradeable firmware in flash ROM
  In-Band Manager
  Hot key "boot-up" McBIOS RAID manager via M/B BIOS
  Web browser-based McRAID storage manager via
    ArcHttp proxy server for all operating systems
  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
function via Ethernet port
  API library for customer to write monitor utility
  Support push button and LCD display panel
  Operating System
  Windows 10/8/2012/7/2008/Vista/XP/2003
  Solaris 10/11 x86/x86_64
  Mac OS 10.5.x/10.6.x/10.7.x/10.8.x/10.9.x
  VMware (only driver package available w/o in-band 
    management utility)
Optional Prouduct -
Host bus to PCIe expansion cable adapter

The ARC-1607 series expand a x8 PCI Express 3.0 (PCIe 3.0) slot in a host PC to additional PCIe slot by extending the host bus over a high speed PCI-SIG specified data cable.


External PCIe 3.0 x8 Cable Host Adapter

  • Upstream: 8-lane PCI Express
  • Downstream: One 8-lane External PCIe Connector
  • Supports PCIe 3.0 transfer rates and compatible w/PCIe r1.0a/1.1 & 2.0
  Dual External PCIe 3.0 x8 to PCIe 3.0 x8 Switch Cable Host Adapter
  • Upstream: 8-lane PCI Express
  • Downstream: Two 8-lane External PCIe Connectors
  • Supports PCIe 3.0 transfer rates and compatible w/PCIe r1.0a/1.1 & 2.0
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