Areca ARC-8050T3-8

ARC-8050T3 is the most complete 12Gb/s SAS 6/8/12-bay Thunderbolt™ 3 desktop RAID storage with RAID control capabilities solution for both PC and Mac. With an on-board dual core 1.2Ghz RAID-On-Chip and 2GB DDR3-1866 memory, the ARC-8050T3 delivers true high performance hardware RAID protection against drive failure. This combination helps to provide a high performance storage device perfect for the video editor working with Real time multi-stream HD and 4K workflows. Thunderbolt 3 brings Thunderbolt to USB-C at speeds up to 40 Gbps, creating one compact port that does it all – delivering the fastest, most versatile connection to any dock, display, or data device. The ARC-8050T3 is equipped with dual Thunderbolt 3 ports for connecting to any Thunderbolt 3-enabled host and offers an additional Thunderbolt 3 port for daisy-chaining other peripherals. The Thunderbolt daisy-chaining allows connection of up to six devices, so customers can connect ARC-8050T3 for massive amounts of video storage with a single Thunderbolt connection to their host computer.

Price available upon request.

Product Specifications

Controller Architecture

800 MHz Dual   core ROC for RAID core and SAS microcode

1GB on-board   DDR3-1333 SDRAM with ECC protection

Support up to 8   x 6Gb/s SAS/SATA 3.5”/2.5”HDDs/SSDs

Support   bootable from RAID storage volume

Controller   level hardware encryption support Redundant flash image for adapter   availability

System status   indication through LCD, LED and alarm buzzer

Intelligent   power On/Off function

Battery Backup   Module ready (optional)

Model:   ARC-6120BA-T021

Model:   ARC-6120BA-T021

Model:   ARC-6120BA-T021

RAID level 0,   1, 1E, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, Single

Disk or JBOD Multiple   RAID selection

Support up to   1MB stripe size

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

Controller-level   Hardware Encryption

Board-level   hardware encryption manages any kinds of drives attached to ARC-8050T2   without impacting the performance for higher levels of security.

Feature   4

BBM   Support

Support a   battery backup option that protects all data in cache memory in the event of   unexpected power outage for data availability.

Feature   5

Intelligent   Power On/Off Function

Turn ARC-8050T2   power in unison with the host computer power status for data integrity.

Feature   6

Front   Panel LCD and Buttons

Easy access for   configuration and status report.

RAID Features

RAID level 0,   1, 1E, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, Single

Disk or JBOD

Multiple RAID   selection

Support up to   1MB stripe size

Online array   roaming

Online RAID   level/stripe size migration

Support global   hot spare and local hot spare

Instant   availability and background initialization

Advanced   configuration for smooth data streaming

Disk scrubbing/   array verify scheduling support

Multiple pairs   SSD/HDD disk clone function

SSD automatic   monitor clone (AMC) support

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


Product Features



Form Factor

Compact – 8 Bays Disk Tower

Host Connection

Two 20 Gb/s Thunderbolt 2 Technology Ports

Disk Support

8 x 6Gb/s SAS/SATA 3.5”/2.5”HDDs/SSDs

OS Support

Mac OS X 10.8.5 or Higher
  & Windows 7/8
  “For Windows, Install Driver First”

Enclosure Management

Thunderbolt Port, LAN Port, and LCD

Cooling Fan

2 * 2700rpm/0.135A Brushless Fan

Operating Temperature

0 ~ 40˚C

Operation Humidity

5% ~ 95 %, Non-condensing

Power Supply/In/out

270W / 90-256V AC / +12V/26A, +5V/18A, +3.3V/16A

  (W x H x D)

5.7 x 11.8 x 11.4 in
  (146 x 302 x 290 mm)

  (W/O Drives)

14.9 lbs / 6.8Kg

How to Order

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Alternatively, you can call or email us and speak to one of our experienced technical sales team. 

Tel: 01438 842 300

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