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ARC-5026 Performance-Mac



(Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 to 6Gb/s SATA RAID Storage)

Your ARC-5026 features two cutting-edge interfaces, Thunderbolt and SuperSpeed USB 3.0. Thunderbolt technology is a revolutionary high-speed, dual protocol I/O technology designed for performance, simplicity and flexibility. Thunderbolt I/O technology lets you move data between high-resolution displays and high-performance data devices on a single, compact port. Both data and display signals can be sent and received at the same time through dual 10Gbps channels. A single cable attached to one of the ports provides 2 channels able to achieve the 10Gbps speeds flowing both ways simultaneously. A single Thunderbolt port supports hubs as well as a daisy chain of up to seven Thunderbolt devices. To improve bandwidth transmission, Thunderbolt has implemented two duplex (PCIe and DisplayPort) channels into the controller and each channel can provide full bi-directional performance.

ARC-5026 is 4-bay 6Gb/s SATA Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 storage with RAID control capabilities solution for Mac environment. Thunderbolt host interface make ARC-5026 RAID storage well suited for SOHO group professional who work at home and or in the office. Thunderbolt technology is developed for high speed data transfers. The data transfer rate at the speed of 10Gb per second. Thunderbolt port is shared by multiple devices and can transfer data equally distribute to all connected devices. ARC-5026 incorporated on-board high performance ARM_based storage I/O processor and with 1GB DDR3 SDRAM memory on-board with ECC protection to deliver true high performance hardware RAID for the demands of serious to deliver true high performance hardware RAID for the demands of serious HD media creators needs. For example, the benefit for video editor by using ARC-5026 to unleash their professional creativity work in real-time, with the high-bandwidth allow large amount of audio and video capture/mixing devices transferred faster with low latency and high-accurate synchronization at 10Gbps.

ARC-5026 (Front)
  ARC-5026 (Rear)
  Controller Architecture
  ARM_based 800MHz storage processor
  1GB on-board DDR3 SDRAM with ECC protection
  Write-through or write-back cache support
  Support 4 internal 6Gb/s SATA ports
  Support bootable from RAID storage volume
  Redundant flash image for controller availability
  System status indication through LCD, LED and
    alarm buzzer
  Intelligent power On/Off function
  RAID Features
  RAID level 0, 1, 10(1E), 3, 5, 6, Single Disk or JBOD
  Multiple RAID selection
  Support up to 1MB stripe size
  Online array roaming
  Online RAID level/stripe size migration
  SED (self-encrypting drives) function support
  Instant availability and background initialization
  Multiple pairs SSD/HDD disk clone function
  SSD automatic monitor clone (AMC) support
  Support global and dedicated hot spare
  Automatic drive insertion / removal detection and
  Advanced configuration for smooth data streaming
  Support intelligent power management to save
    energy and extend service life
  Complete configuration management suite
    - McRAID manager – browser-based management tool (LAN or Thunderbolt)
    - Push Buttons and LCD Display panel for setup and status
    - 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
  Function Advantages
Feature 1 Bootable Drive Support
Provide user the capability of adding bootable drive via Thunderbolt on Apple thunderbolt-capable machine.
Feature 2 Advanced Configuration
Provide optimized parameter to adjust controlled firmware behavior for smooth data streaming.
Feature 3 USB3.0 Support
1. Offer high-performance connectivity and is backward compatibility with any computer (such as Mac Pro) running compatible versions of Mac OS X or Windows.
2. Allow both old Mac Pro and newest Mac Pro model to access same storage seamlessly.
Feature 4 Front Panel LCD and Buttons
Easy access for configuration and status report.
Feature 5 Intelligent Power On/Off Function
Turn ARC-5026 power in unison with the host computer power status for data integrity.
  Product Features
Form Factor Compact – 4 Bays Disk Tower
Host Connection Two 10 Gb/s Thunderbolt Technology Ports / One 5Gb/s USB 3.0 Port
Disk Support 4 x 6Gb/s SATA 3.5”/2.5”HDDs/SSDs
OS Support

Mac OS X 10.6.8 or Higher
& Windows 7/8
“For Windows, Install Driver First”

Enclosure Management Thunderbolt Port, LAN Port, and LCD
Cooling Fan 1 * 2700rpm/0.135A Brushless Fan
Operating Temperature 0 ~ 40˚C
Operation Humidity 5% ~ 95 %, Non-condensing
Power Supply/In/out 135W / 100-240V AC / +19V/7.1A
(W x H x D)
4.84 x 6.51 x 9.11 in
(123 x 165.6 x 232 mm)
(W/O Drives)
9.0 lbs / 4.1Kg
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