Areca 8-Bay eSATA USB 2.0/3.0 FireWire 800/iSCSI/AoE RAID Enclosure

Areca 8-Bay eSATA USB 2.0/3.0 FireWire 800/iSCSI/AoE RAID Enclosure

Areca 8-Bay eSATA USB 2.0/3.0 FireWire 800/iSCSI/AoE RAID Enclosure

B&H # ARARC5040U3 MFR # ARC-5040U4
Areca 8-Bay eSATA USB 2.0/3.0 FireWire 800/iSCSI/AoE RAID Enclosure

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Product Highlights

  • 400 MHz Storage I/O Processor
  • 128 MB On-Board Cache Memory
  • Write-Through/Write-Back Cache Support
  • Multiple RAID Selection
  • 8 x SATA II 3.0 Gb/s Disk Interface
  • Hot-Swappable Drive Trays
  • Push Buttons and LCD Display Panel
  • 2 x 2700 rpm/0.135A Brushless Fan
  • 8 x Disk Compact Tower
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The 8-Bay eSATA USB 2.0/3.0 FireWire 800/iSCSI/AoE RAID Enclosure from Areca is an innovative eSATA 3.0 Gb/s, USB 3.0, FireWire 800, iSCSI/AoE, and USB 2.0 RAID solution for both PC and Mac. The eSATA port delivers in excess of 220 MB/s sustained RAID 0 reads, and over 210 MB/s RAID 0 sequential writes. This high transfer rate makes the RAID enclosure suitable for audio/video applications, which is a growing demand in the Mac video editing markets. The intelligent cooling continuously adapts to environmental conditions by controlling the speed of the cooling fans, automatically. Silent design and optimized balance between noise reduction and necessary cooling makes it a cost effective storage solution.

Unsurpassed Data Availability
The enclosure incorporates onboard high-performance 400 MHz storage processors, and on-board 128 MB DDR2 400 SDRAM memory to deliver hardware RAID. It supports the hardware RAID 6 engine to allow two HDD failures without impacting the existing data and performance. Its high data availability and protection derives from the many advanced RAID features. The RAID subsystem allows easy scalability from JBOD to RAID. It can be configured to RAID levels 0, 1, 10, 1E, 3, 5, 6, Single Disk or JBOD. The subsystem unit is a cost-effective SATA disk drive RAID subsystem with completely integrated high-performance and data-protection capabilities, which meet the performance and features of a midrange storage product, at an entry-level price.
Maximum Host Interoperability
The RAID subsystem supports multiple host interfaces such as, eSATA, iSCSI/AoE, USB 3.0, FireWire 800 or UBS 2.0 that can work currently at the same. The host interface on the system may be located either on the system board or on a plug-in host bus adapter (HBA) card. With port multiplier SATA host, eSATA (3.0 Gb/s) host channel can support multiple volumes (up to 8). FireWire 800 can support up to 2 volumes. USB 3.0/iSCSI/AoE and USB 2.0 host channels can also support up to 8 volumes per host. Up to 16 volumes can be created on each RAID subsystem. Multiple host interfaces make RAID subsystem well suited for professionals who need large capacity and exceptional performance with connectivity.
Easy RAID Management
Configuration and monitoring can be managed either through the LCD control panel, RS232 port, or Ethernet port. The firmware also contains an embedded terminal emulation via the RS-232 port. The firmware-embedded web browser-based RAID manager allows local or remote access from any standard Internet browser, via a LAN port. The RAID subsystem also supports the API library for you to write your own monitor utility. The Single Admin Portal (SAP) monitor utility can support one application to manage multiple RAID units in the network. The Disk Stress Test (DST) utility removes marginal disks from the array before the RAID unit is actually put on-line for real business. The hardware monitor can monitor the subsystem environment and show the warning message.
In the Box
Areca 8-Bay eSATA USB 2.0/3.0 FireWire 800/iSCSI/AoE RAID Enclosure
  • eSATA Cable
  • FireWire 800 9-to-9-Pin Cable
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Cable
  • Hi-Speed USB 3.0 Cable
  • RJ-45 LAN Cable
  • Power Cord
  • 32 x Drive Mounting Screws (4 per Drive Tray)
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Adapter
    I/O Processor 400 MHz storage
    Cache Memory 128 MB on-board
    Cache Support Write-through or write-back
    RAID and JBOD RAID level 0, 1, 10, 1E, 3, 5, 6, Single Disk or JBOD
    Multiple RAID selection
    Up to 16 volumes per RAID subsystem
    Port multiplier SATA Host: 8 volumes, USB3.0 Host: 8 volumes, FireWire 800 Host: 2 volumes, iSCSI/AoE Host: 16 volumes, and USB2.0 Host: 16 volumes
    Other NVRAM for events log and transaction log
    Redundant flash image for subsystem availability
    Online array roaming
    Offline RAID set
    Online RAID level/stripe size migration
    Online capacity expansion and RAID level migration simultaneously
    Online dynamic volume set capacity expansion
    Instant availability and background initialization
    Automatic insertion/removal, detection, and rebuild
    Greater than 2 TB per volume set
    Supports SMART, NCQ, and OOB staggered spin-up capable drives
    Interface
    Host Interface 3 Gb/s eSATA, USB 3.0, and FireWire 800 (IEEE 1394b)
    iSCSI/AoE/USB2.0
    Disk Interface 8 x SATA II 3.0 Gb/s hot-swappable drive trays
    Monitors/Notification Push buttons and LCD display panel for setup and status
    Environment and drive failure indication through LCD, LED, and alarm buzzer
    Keep silent and adequate air flow and cooling, by cooling fan speed subsystem
    Management
    RAID Management Field-upgradeable firmware in flash ROM via RS-232 and LAN port
    Firmware-embedded RAID manager via RS-232 port and LCD
    Firmware-embedded browser-based RAID manager, SMTP manager, SNMP agent and Telnet function via LAN port
    Supports Out-of-Band API library for customer to write its own AP
    Cooling System
    Fan 2 x 2700 rpm/0.135 A brushless fan
    Environmental
    Operation Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Operating Humidity 5 to 95 % (non-condensing)
    Power
    Power Supply 220 W/90 to 256 VAC/+12 V/16 A
    +5 V/16 A
    +3.3 V/14 A
    Physical Characteristics
    Form Factor 8 x disk compact tower
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.7 x 11.8 x 11.4" (14.6 x 30.2 x 29.0 cm)
    Weight 14.9 lb (6.8 kg) without disk
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 18.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.354 x 13.858 x 7.795"

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