Areca ARC-5028T2

The ARC-5028T2 features two cutting-edge interfaces, Thunderbolt 2 and SuperSpeed USB 3.0. Thunderbolt 2 is full backward compatibility to the same cables and connectors used with today’s Thunderbolt. It pushes speed to 20Gb/s and enables 4K video file transfer and display simultaneously. ARC-5028T2 is equipped with dual Thunderbolt 2 ports for connecting to any Thunderbolt 2-enabled host such as the new Mac Pro, and offers an additional Thunderbolt 2 port for daisy-chaining other peripherals. The Thunderbolt daisy-chaining allows connection of up to six devices, so customers can connect ARC-5028T2 for massive amounts of video storage with a single Thunderbolt connection to their host computer.

Price available upon request.

Product Specifications

Controller Architecture

ARM_based   933MHz storage processor

1GB on-board   DDR3-933 SDRAM with ECC protection

Write-through   or write-back cache support

Support 6   internal 6Gb/s SAS 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

Battery Backup   Module ready (optional)

Model:   ARC-6120BA-T021

Model:   ARC-6120BA-T021

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

BBM   Support

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

Feature   5

Front   Panel LCD and Buttons

Easy access for   configuration and status report.

Feature   6

Intelligent   Power On/Off Function

Turn ARC-5028T2   power in unison with the host computer power status for data integrity.

RAID Features

Disk or JBOD

Multiple RAID   selection

Support up to   1MB stripe size

Online array   roaming

Online RAID   level/stripe size migration

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


Product Features



Form Factor

Compact – 6 Bays Disk Tower

Host Connection

Two 20 Gb/s Thunderbolt 2 Technology Ports / One   5Gb/s USB 3.0 Port

Disk Support

6 x 6Gb/s SAS 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

Operating Temperature

0 ~ 40˚C

Operation Humidity

5% ~ 95 %, Non-condensing

Power Supply/In/out

180W / 100-240V AC

  (W x H x D)

4.84 x 8.45 x 9.11 in
  (146 x 255 x 290 mm)

  (W/O Drives)

13.2 lbs / 6.0Kg

How to Order

To place an order, please make an enquiry using the 'Request More Information' form at the bottom of the page and one of our experienced sales team will contact you shortly.

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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