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ARC-1200 DataSheet
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  Areca Expands Controller Family With New 2-Port SATA Solution for the PCIe x1 Interface  




(2-Port PCIe x1 to SATA RAID Adapter)

The Areca ARC-1200 SATA RAID host adapter is a PCI-Express x1 bus to SATA Disk Array host adapter. It provides two SATA ll ports on a single controller. It is used the same RAID kernel of its field-proven external RAID controller. When properly configured, the SATA RAID adapter can provide a high degree of performance and fault tolerance with data mirroring for maximum protection. The ARC-1200 is the industry's most compelling PCIe x1 to SATA ll RAID solution which economically delivers full-featured true hardware RAID to desktop and workstations as well as entry-level servers.

PCIe x1 3Gb/s SATA RAID Controller
Model Name
Host Bus Type
PCIe x1
RAID Level Support
0, 1, Single Disk and JBOD
Cache Memory
128MB on-board
Driver Support
2*SATA ll
Internal Disk Connector
External Disk Connector
Lan Port
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400MHz Storage processor
  PCIe x1 bus
  128MB DDR2 400 SDRAM
  Write-through or write-back cache support
  Support up to 2 SATA ll drives
  Multi-adapter support for large storage requirements
  BIOS boot support for greater fault tolerance
  BIOS PnP (plug and play) and BBS (BIOS boot specification)
  NVRAM for RAID event & transaction log
  Redundant flash image for adapter availability
  RoHS Compliant
  RAID Features
  RAID level 0, 1, Single Disk and JBOD
  Multiple RAID selection
  Array roaming
  Online RAID level/stripe size migration
  Online capacity expansion and RAID level migration simultaneously
  SED (self-encrypting drives) function support
  Instant availability
  Automatic drive insertion / removal detection and rebuilding
  Greater than 2TB per volume set (64-bit LBA support)
  SMART disk drive monitoring for reliability
System status indication through HDD activity/fault connector, and alarm buzzer
  SMTP support email notification
  SNMP support for remote notification
  I2C Enclosure management ready
  RAID Management
  Field-upgradeable firmware in flash ROM
    In-Band Manager
  Web browser-based McRAID Storage manager via Http Proxy Server for Windows, Linux and FreeBSD system
  Hot key “boot-up” McBIOS RAID manager via BIOS
  Support Command Line Interface (CLI)
  Support controller's API library for customer to write its own AP
  Single Admin Portal (SAP) monitor utility
  HDD Stress Test (HST) utility for production
    Out-of-Band Manager
  Push Button and LCD display panel
  Operating System
  Windows 10/8/Server2012/7/2008/Vista/Server 2003/XP
  RedHat Linux
  SuSE Linux
  VMware (Driver 6.x support CLI in-band management utility)
  Novell Netware 6.5
  Solaris 10/11 x86/x86_64
  Mac OS X 10.5.x or Higher (EFI BIOS support)
Form Factor: PCI Half Length/ Low Profile
Dimension: 64(H) x 134(L) mm
SATA Interface: 2 Discrete SATA Latch Connector
I/O Interface

(2x1) header for fault LED connector
(2x1) header for activity LED connector
(2x4) header for LCD & enclosure management connector

Operating: Temperature: +5°c to +50°c
Humidity: 10% to 85%, non-condensing
Storage: Temperature: -40°c to 70°c
Humidity: 5-90%, non-condensing
  Electrical Requirements
Power Requirements
PCIe x1
  Optional Prouduct - Accessories
Setup/Monitor Control Panel LCD
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