Areca ARC-8050T3 72TB 12-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID Array (12 x 6TB)

BH #AR8050T1272 • MFR #ARC-8050T3-12-72TB
Areca ARC-8050T3 72TB 12-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID Array (12 x 6TB)
Key Features
  • 72TB Storage Capacity
  • 12 x 6TB 3.5" Hard Drives
  • 12 x SAS-3 / SATA III Drive Bays
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 3 | 1 x DisplayPort 1.2
Designed for video editors working with real-time multi-stream HD and 4K workflows, the ARC-8050T3 72TB 12-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID Array from Areca is an 12-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 12 x 6TB hard drives for a total storage capacity of 72TB, 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, plus a four-lane SFF-8644 expansion port that operates using the SAS-3 12 Gb/s standard for connecting up to seven expansion enclosures.
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Areca ARC-8050T3 External HDD Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Highlights
  • 3Thunderbolt ARC-8050T3 RAID Storage
  • 4RAID Features
  • 5Function Advantages

Designed for video editors working with real-time multi-stream HD and 4K workflows, the ARC-8050T3 72TB 12-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID Array from Areca is an 12-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 12 x 6TB hard drives for a total storage capacity of 72TB, 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, plus a four-lane SFF-8644 expansion port that operates using the SAS-3 12 Gb/s standard for connecting up to seven expansion enclosures.

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 400W internal power supply and cooled using two 92mm 2700 rpm cooling fans. Includes a 3.3' Thunderbolt 3 cable, a power cord, and 48 x drive mounting screws (four per tray).

Highlights
High-performance 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 interface
Supports simultaneous 4K input/output workflow
Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports for daisy-chaining
EFI supported for macOS multi-boot
Configuration by the Thunderbolt 3 port, RJ45 LAN port, or LCD display
40 Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C) cable included
Advanced configuration for video optimized performance settings
Thunderbolt ARC-8050T3 RAID Storage
Delivers enterprise-class data protection and security
Controller-level hardware encryption
Intelligent power on/off function for data integrity
Support a BBM option for cache protection
Hard drive firmware updates
Unleash Your Creativity
Thunderbolt 3 brings Thunderbolt to USB Type-C at speeds up to 40 Gb/s, creating one compact port that does it all - delivering fast and versatile connectivity to docks, displays, and data devices. The ARC-8050T3 is equipped with dual Thunderbolt 3 ports for connecting to a Thunderbolt 3-enabled host, as well as daisy-chaining other peripherals, while also supplying power for quick notebook charging. The Thunderbolt daisy-chaining allows connection of up to six devices, so customers can connect the ARC-8050T3 for massive amounts of video storage with a single Thunderbolt connection to their host computer. The ARC-8050T3 can meet the demands of users when working with rich, ultra-high resolution media through the Thunderbolt 3 interface. It also sports a full sized DisplayPort 1.2 video output on its rear, allowing for a quick and easy 4K / 60 Hz display setup.
Performance for 4K Workflows
The ARC-8050T3 is a complete 12-bay Thunderbolt 3 desktop SAS/SATA RAID storage with RAID control capabilities for both Windows and Mac. The ARC-8050T3 incorporates on-board RAID-On-Chip and ECC SDRAM memory to deliver high-performance hardware RAID protection against drive failures. This combination helps to provide a high-performance storage device 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 workflows. It also allows for 4K displays at the same time as daisy chaining ARC-8050T3 units and doing a simultaneous 4K output and file transfers while maintaining intensive throughput.
Enterprise-Class Data Availability and Security
The ARC-8050T3 supports the hardware-controlled RAID 6 engine to allow two HDD failures without impact existing data and performance. It allows users to hot-swap drives in the event of a drive failure with minimal downtime. Its high data availability and protection derives from many advanced RAID features. Intelligent Power On/Off turns power o inn unison with the host computer's power status. It can intelligently power down the unit after the Thunderbolt host shuts down everything for data integrity. The ARC-8050T3 also supports a battery backup option that protects all data in cache memory in the event of unexpected power outage. Board-level hardware encryption manages any kinds of drives attached to ARC-8050T3 without impacting the performance for higher levels of security.
Easy-to-Manage Storage
Configuration and monitoring can be managed either through the LCD control panel, Thunderbolt interface, or LAN port. The ArcSAP quick manager is a multi-language management software specifically designed for managing and configuring the ARC-8050T3 RAID storage. The intelligent cooling continuously adapts to environmental conditions by automatically controlling the speed of the cooling fans for the rapidly growing demand from the video editing markets. You can even configure the ARC-8050T3 to intelligently spin down drives during periods of inactivity to further reduce noise and save energy.
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
SED (Self-encrypting drives) function support
Support HDD firmware update
Support for native 4K and 512 byte sector SAS and SATA devices
Redundant flash image for adapter availability
System status indication through LCD, LED and alarm buzzer
McRAID manager - browser-based management tool (LAN or Thunderbolt)
ArcSAP manager - multi-language management software
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 utility
SNMP support for remote monitoring
SMTP support for email notification
Function Advantages
Bootable Drive Support
Provides user the capability of adding bootable drive via Thunderbolt on Apple thunderbolt-capable machine.
Advanced Configuration
Provide optimized parameter to adjust controlled firmware behavior for smooth data streaming.
Controller-Level Hardware Encryption
Board-level hardware encryption manages any kinds of drives attached to ARC-8050T3 without impacting the performance for higher levels of security.
BBM Support
Supports a battery backup option that protects all data in cache memory in the event of unexpected power outage for data availability
Intelligent Power On/Off Function
Turns ARC-8050T3 power in unison with the host computer power status for data integrity.
Front Panel LCD and Buttons
Easy access for configuration and status report.
Network Interface
Embedded web server for remote control from one 10/100/1000 Ethernet (RJ45) port.

Areca ARC-8050T3 External HDD Specs

Key Specs
Storage Capacity
72 TB
Included Drives
12x 6 TB 3.5" HDD
Number of Bays
12x 2.5"/3.5"
Inputs/Outputs
2x USB-C Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gb/s)
1x DisplayPort 1.2
1x Mini SAS (SFF-8644) SAS-3 (12 Gb/s)
RAID
RAID 0/1/5/6/JBOD
Drives
Storage Capacity
72 TB
Included Drives
12x 6 TB 3.5" HDD
General
Number of Bays
12x 2.5"/3.5"
Memory
2 GB ECC 1866 MHz DDR3
Inputs/Outputs
2x USB-C Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gb/s)
1x DisplayPort 1.2
1x Mini SAS (SFF-8644) SAS-3 (12 Gb/s)
Compatible Drive Interface
SAS-3, SATA III
Form Factor
Desktop
RAID
RAID 0/1/5/6/JBOD
Hot-Swap Support
Yes
Software
OS Compatibility
macOS 10.12 or Later
Windows 10
Windows 8
Electrical
Power Source
Internal Power Supply
PSU Wattage
1 x 400 W
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 95°F / 0 to 35°C
Operating Humidity
5 to 95%
Physical
Status Monitoring
LED Indicator
Cooling
2x 2700 rpm 92 mm Fans
Noise Level
37.4 dBA
Cable Length
3.28' / 1 m
Dimensions
12.2 x 11.4 x 8.1" / 309.88 x 289.56 x 205.74 mm
Weight
20.8 lb / 9.4 kg

Areca ARC-8050T3 External HDD Reviews

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What type of drives are in this JBOD? SAS-3 12Gb ...

What type of drives are in this JBOD? SAS-3 12Gb or SATA III 6Gb? Who is the drive manufacturer and what model?
Asked by: Robert
The manufacturer only specifies that it is 8x 6GB drives. They do not specify the models used.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2021-12-10

What is the Initial RAID Configuration? is it ...

What is the Initial RAID Configuration? is it Pre-Format?
Asked by: Zadi
The manufacture doesn't specify it comes Pre-formatted with a particular RAID. This model supports RAID 0, 1, 10, 3, 5, 6, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk, and JBOD. You can format the enclosure with the RAID setting you like.
Answered by: jessica
Date published: 2019-04-28

What type of drives come with this enclosure? ...

What type of drives come with this enclosure? Speed? Enterprise level?
Asked by: Richard
The manufacturer does not specify the drives used in this enclosure.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2022-05-25
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