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Areca 8-Bay ARC-8050T2 Thunderbolt 2 (Thunderbolt 2/USB 3.0) RAID 0/1/10(1E)/3/5/6/10/30/50/60/JBOD


Advance Replacement Warranty for Chassis (3yrs)

Product Details

ARC-8050T2 is the most complete 6Gb/s SAS 8-bay Thunderbolt 2 box with RAID control capabilities solution for both PC and Mac. ARC-8050T2 incorporated on-board dual core 800Mhz RAID-On-Chip and with 1GB DDR3-1333 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. It runs efficiently without disruption or major drops in performance to meet the requirements of 4K data workflow. It is so quick it allows for 4K displays at the same time as daisy chaining ARC-8050T2 and doing a simultaneous 4K output and file transfers while maintaining maximum throughput.

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In Depth


  • High performance 20Gbps
  • Thunderbolt 2 interface
  • Support simultaneous 4K in/output workflow
  • Dual Thunderbolt 2 ports for daisy-chaining
  • Configuration by the Thunderbolt/LAN port/LCD
  • Support bootable drive via Thunderbolt
  • Advanced configuration for video optimized performance settings
  • Delivers enterprise-class data protection and security
  • Controller-level hardware encryption
  • Support BBM option for cache protection
  • Intelligent power On/Off function for data integrity
  • Thunderbolt cable included


Controller Architecture

  • 800 MHz dual core ROC for RAID core and SAS microcode
  • 1GB on-board DDR3-1333 SDRAM with ECC protection
  • 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)


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 ut ility
- 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
Enclosure Management Thunderbolt Port, LAN Port, and LCD
OS Support Mac OS X 10.8.5 or Higher & Windows 7/8
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

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
HDD Used Seagate IronWolf Pro HDD (5-yrs Warranty)