Orders placed after 4PM on weekdays will not ship until the next business day. Orders placed after 11AM Fridays will not ship until the following Monday.
Faster shipping methods may be available; just upgrade during checkout.
*Some exclusions apply.
Enjoy Extended Returns thru Feb 1, 2017!
You have until Feb 1, 2017 to return or exchange items purchased between Nov 1, 2016 and Jan 1, 2017. All other standard return policy conditions apply.
Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time.
The ARC-4038 8-Bay 12Gb/s SAS Tower JBOD Enclosure from Areca offers a compact external storage chassis capable of accommodating up to 8 12Gb/s, Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) drives or 6Gb/s Serial ATA (SATA) drives. The box can support both 2.5" and 3.5" disk drives, each one contained in its individual hole on the disk carrier. This compact tower supports four 12Gb/s SFF-8644 and one 6Gb/s SFF-8088 SAS host and expansion connections. Out-of-band CLI can re-define manufacture default setting on those connections. Configuration and environmental information is accessible either via in-band (SES-3.0 over SMP) or out-of-band serial port.
The ARC-4038 includes 8 internal plus 20 external 12Gb/s SAS ports connection for host and easy expansion. It features SAS and LSI DataBolt bandwidth optimizer technology. This enclosure is compatible with 12Gb/s SAS-enabled systems as well as 6Gb/s drives and backplanes. Using DataBolt, the ARC-4038 buffers 6Gb/s data and then transfers it out to the host at 12Gb/s speeds in order to match the bandwidth between faster hosts and slower SAS or SATA devices.
The ARC-4038 contains an embedded expander manager that can access via in-band SES-3.0 over SMP protocol and out-of band RS-232 port. The ARC-4038 expander firmware and EPLD has implemented the SES-3.0 protocol and disk activity map to the individual fault/activity status indicator on the backplanes. It has implemented autonomous chassis management of power supply status connectors and two fan monitor/speed control connectors through the SES-3.0 protocol. The hardware monitor can monitor system voltage and temperature and the warning message will be shown in alarm buzzer and by the corresponding LED.
Four 12Gb/s SFF-8644 and one 6Gb/s SFF-8088 SAS host and expansion connections
LED activity/status in each drive carrier
Daisy chain capacity expansion for additional ARC-4038
Plug-n-play additional capacity without shutting down
Support CLI for configuration and environmental information
In the Box
Areca ARC-4038 8-Bay 12Gb/s SAS Tower JBOD Enclosure
Limited 3-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
SAS / SATA Connectivity
SAS hard drives: Up to 8 x 2.5" or 3.5" SAS hot-plug hard drives (12.0 Gb/s) at speeds of 7.2K, 10K or 15K RPM
SATA hard drives: Up to 8 x 2.5" or 3.5" SATA hot-plug hard drives (6.0 Gb/s) at speeds of 7.2K or 10K RPM
JBOD Controller Modules
Expander board: 1 module Sensors: 1 sensor on the expander board
8 x SAS hard-drive connectors 1 x power supply connector 2 x cooling fan module connectors 1 x sets of expander board connector
Back Panel Connectors
I/O connectors: 2 x SFF-8644 + 1 x SFF-8088 "Host In" connectors for connection to the host 2 x SFF-8644 "Expansion Out" connectors for expansion to an additional JBOD enclosure
Management connectors: 1 x 6-pin UART RJ-11 connector 1 x RJ-45 LAN connector (manufacture manager only)
Hard-drive carrier: 1 x Blue single-color activity LED 1 x Two-color LED status indicator per drive
Expander board: 2 x One-color LED status indicators for each SAS host port, one for SAS host port link and one for the activity status 2 x One-color LED status indicators for each SAS expansion port, one for SAS expansion port link and one for the activity state