Areca 8-Bay ARC-8050T3-8 Thunderbolt 3 (Thunderbolt 3/Display Port) RAID 0/1/1E/3/5/6/10/30/50/60/JBOD


Advance Replacement Warranty for Chassis (3yrs)
  • Product Description

      Areca 8-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID

      ARC-8050T3-8 is the most complete 12Gb/s SAS 8-bay Thunderbolt 3 desktop SAS/SATA RAID storage with RAID control capabilities solution for both PC and Mac. ARC-8050T3-8 incorporated on-board RAID-On-Chip and ECC SDRAM memory to deliver 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.

      NOTE: Backward compatible with Thunderbolt 2 Macs using Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter.

      Specifications and appearance are given as guidelines and may change without notice.

  • Product Details

    • Variant: 0TB / Yes
    • SKU: ARC-8050T3-8AW
    • Product Type: 8+ Bay RAID

In Depth


  • High performance 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 interface
  • Support simultaneous 4K in/output workflow
  • Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports for daisy-chaining
  • EFI supported for macOS multi-boot
  • Intelligent power On/Off function for data integrity
  • Delivers enterprise-class data protection and security
  • Advanced configuration for video optimized performance settings
  • Configuration by the Thunderbolt/LAN port/LCD
  • Controller-level hardware encryption
  • Support BBM option for cache protection
  • Thunderbolt cable included


Function Advantages

Feature 1 Advanced Configuration
Provide optimized parameter to adjust controlled firmware behavior for smooth data streaming.
Feature 2 Controller-level Hardware Encryption
Board-level hardware encryption manages any kinds of drives attached to ARC-8050T3-6/6M/8/12 without impacting the performance for higher levels of security.
Feature 3 BBM Support
Support a battery backup option that protects all data in cache memory in the event of unexpected power outage.
Feature 4 Intelligent Power On/Off Function
Turn ARC-8050T3 power in unison with the host computer power status for data integrity.
Feature 5 Front Panel LCD and Buttons
Easy access for configuration and status report.
Feature 6 Network Interface
Embedded web server for remote control from one 10/100/1000 Ethernet (RJ-45).
Feature 7 Bootable Drive Support
Provides user the capability of adding bootable drive via Thunderbolt on Apple thunderbolt-capable machine.


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
  • SED (self-encrypting drives) function support
  • 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
  • Support HDD firmware update
  • 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 ut ility
- SNMP support for remote monitoring
- SMTP support for email notification


Product Features

Form Factor Compact Desktop 8-Bay
Disk Port 8 x 12Gb/s SAS
Disk Support 12Gb/s SAS/SSD or 6Gb/s SAS/SATA/SSD
RAID-on-Chip 12G SAS dual-core controller @ 1.2 GHz
Onboard Cache 2GB DDR3-1866
Expansion Support N/A
Cooling Fan 2 x 2700rpm
Power Supply 270W
Dimension (W x H x D) 5.7 x 11.8 x 11.4 in (146 x 302 x 290 mm)
Weight(W/O Drives) 14.9 lbs / 6.8Kg
Connection Thunderbolt 3 x2
Display Port x1
OS Support Mac OS X 10.12 or higher & Windows 8/10 or higher
“For Windows, Install Driver First - instructions here
HDD Used Seagate IronWolf Pro HDD (5-yrs Warranty)