Designed for video editors working with real-time multi-stream HD and 4K workflows, the ARC-8050T3 32TB 8-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID Array from Areca is an 8-bay enclosure that is capable of holding both 2.5" and 3.5" SAS-3 12 Gb/s and SATA III 6 Gb/s hard drives and solid state drives. Equipped with 8 x 4TB hard drives for a total storage capacity of 32TB, the back of the enclosure features two 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 ports that allow you to connect the enclosure to computers running macOS 10.12 or higher, as well as Windows 10 and 8. Once connected, you benefit from enhanced 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 connectivity and the ability to daisy-chain up to six compatible peripheral devices. Additional connectivity includes one DisplayPort 1.2 video output for connecting a 4K / 60 Hz monitor.
The Areca ARC-8050T3 also comes with extensive RAID level compatibility. Whether you are looking for speed or redundancy, you can configure the drives to suit your needs, as the enclosure supports a variety of RAID levels, including RAID 0, 1, 1E, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, and 60. For those who do not require a RAID, JBOD and Single Disk configurations are also available. This array, including its RAID status, can be configured using the LCD panel on the front, a rear RJ45 port, or one of the Thunderbolt 3 ports.
To back up the enhanced connectivity and advanced RAID features, the ARC-8050T3 comes equipped with an 1.2 GHz Dual-Core RAID-On-Chip and 2GB of 1866 MHz DDR3 ECC memory to ensure smooth operation when working with data intensive applications. The ARC-8050T3 is driven by a 270W internal power supply and cooled using two 92mm 2700 rpm cooling fans. Includes a 3.3' Thunderbolt 3 cable, a power cord, and 32 x drive mounting screws (four per tray).