Areca 12TB Thunderbolt ARC-5026 RAID Storage

BH #ARARC502612 • MFR #ARC-5026-12TB
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Areca 12TB Thunderbolt ARC-5026 RAID Storage
Key Features
  • 12TB Storage Capacity
  • 4 x 3TB Hard Drives
  • 2 x Thunderbolt Ports
  • 1 x USB 3.0 Port
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The 12TB Thunderbolt ARC-5026 RAID Storage from Areca features a large 12TB storage capacity made possible through the use of 4 x 3TB hard drives. These drives can be formatted in a variety of RAID configurations including RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, and 10 along with Single Disk and JBOD. The versatile RAID configuration options ensure you can setup your storage array to provide extensive data backup or ultra fast data transfer and data backup speeds.
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Areca ARC-5026 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Thunderbolt Technology
  • 3Easy RAID Management
  • 4Enhanced Performance
  • 5Improved Data Availability

The 12TB Thunderbolt ARC-5026 RAID Storage from Areca features a large 12TB storage capacity made possible through the use of 4 x 3TB hard drives. These drives can be formatted in a variety of RAID configurations including RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, and 10 along with Single Disk and JBOD. The versatile RAID configuration options ensure you can setup your storage array to provide extensive data backup or ultra fast data transfer and data backup speeds.

With both Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 interfaces, you benefit from enhanced performance and improved flexibility. Thunderbolt connectivity lets you move data between high-resolution displays and high-performance data devices through a single, compact port. A single cable attached to one of the ports provides 2 channels each capable of achieving data transfer rates of up to 10 Gb/s. Additionally, the integrated USB 3.0 port is also capable of enhanced data transfer rates of up to 5 Gb/s.

Thunderbolt Technology

The ARC-5026 features both Thunderbolt and SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interfaces. Thunderbolt technology is a 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 10 Gb/s channels. A single cable attached to one of the ports provides 2 channels able to achieve the 10 Gb/s speeds flowing both way s 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.

Easy RAID Management

Configuration and monitoring can be managed through the Thunderbolt port using the firmware-embedded web browser-based RAID manager (McRAID). This McRAID manager allows local or remote access from any standard Internet browser via the Archttp utility. The ARC-5026 Thunderbolt RAID storage solution also provides an API library allowing customers to combine it with their own monitor utility. The Disk Stress Test (DST) utility kicks out disks meeting marginal specification requirements before the RAID unit is actually put on-line.

With intelligent cooling, the RAID enclosure continuously adapts to environmental conditions by automatically controlling the speed of the cooling fans. This silent design creates a balance between noise reduction and necessary cooling, making the ARC-5026 well suited for audio/video applications.

Enhanced Performance

The ARC-5026 is a 4-bay 6 Gb/s SATA Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 storage enclosure with RAID control capabilities designed for a Mac environment. The Thunderbolt host interface makes the ARC-5026 RAID storage well suited for SOHO group professionals. The integrated Thunderbolt technology allows for high-speed data transfers with speeds up to 10 Gb/s. The Thunderbolt port can also be shared by multiple devices while transferring data equally to all connected devices. The ARC-5026 also comes with an integrated on-board high-performance ARM-based storage processor and 1GB DDR3 SDRAM complete with ECC protection.

Improved Data Availability

With support for a variety of RAID configurations you can choose from configurations designed to backup your important data, to configurations that streamline the data storage process with ultra-fast data read and write speeds. With support for SATA connectivity and the ability to utilize solid-state storage drives you benefit from enhanced levels of performance as well as enterprise level data protection.
UPC: 898041003384

Areca ARC-5026 Specs

Capacity12 TB
4 x 3 TB hard drives
ProcessorARM-based storage I/O processor
RAM1 GB on-board SDRAM with ECC protection
CacheWrite-through or write-back cache support
SATA Ports4 x internal SATA 6 Gb/s
RAID LevelsRAID 0, 1, 10(1E), 3, 5, 6, single disk or JBOD
Drive SupportUp to 4 x 6 Gb/s SATA/SSD
Host Connection2 x Thunderbolt ports
1 x USB 3.0 port
Software DriverMac OS X 10.6.x / 10.7.x / 10.8.x
Windows 7 / Windows 8
Operating Temperature41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
Operating Humidity10 to 85% non-condensing
Cooling Fan1 x 7200 rpm / 0.135 A brushless fan
Power Supply135 W / 100-240 V AC / +19 V / 7.1 A
System RequirementsComputer with Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 connector
Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher
Windows 7, Windows 8
Thunderbolt cable
Dimensions (WxHxD)4.84 x 6.51 x 9.11" / 123.00 x 165.60 x 232.00 mm
Weight8.0 lb / 3.6 kg (without disk)
Packaging Info
Package Weight15.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.8 x 9.6 x 7.5"
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Hello Dear Sir/Madam; I'm interested in purchasing the ARC-5026-8T, and wonder if someone would be kind enough tolet me know whether or not the aforementioned model performs the same multiple pair SSD/HDD disk clone and disk wipe functions that some of the other Areca models feature? Thank You, Dear Sir/Madam, so very much, for your kind help in this matter Beverley.
Asked by: Beverley C.
The Areca ARC-5026 does support the multiple pairs SSD/HDD disk clone function. It does not include a wipe function.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Is this Windows 10 compatible?
Asked by: Dave M.
This Areca ARC-5026 4-Bay Thunderbolt RAID Enclosure is compatible with windows 10
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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What are the recommended drives for the ARC-5026?
Asked by: Anonymous
Drive recommendations are listed under the accessories tab on the product page.
Answered by: Dana G.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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We're looking to mount 6TB HGST drives, what's the largest sized drive this can accommodate?
Asked by: Anonymous
I am using an ARC-5026 with 4 x 6TB Seagate drives...it works flawlessly. The Seagates are on the list of Areca approved drives for the 5026, a list I would recommend consulting before you buy the HGST drives. Those will probably work regardless, but worth checking. Hope that helps.
Answered by: Brian F.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Hi,I see there is a LAN port. Is it Gigabit? Can it act as a NAS also using that port? That would be idealThanks
Asked by: Anonymous
No, it's for management only. Read the docs on this one
Answered by: Abram C.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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