The ARC-8050T3 16TB 4-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID Array from Areca comes with four drive bays along with two Thunderbolt 3 ports to provide a Windows or Mac system with additional storage capacities for editing environments. The drive bays are compatible with user-supplied drives that feature SAS 12 Gb/s or SATA 6 Gb/s interfaces. The ARC-8050T3 is armed with a dual-core 1.2 GHz RAID-On-Chip and 1GB of DDR3 ECC memory to offer hardware RAID protection, which enables you to configure your drives in a RAID 0, 1, 10, 3, 5, 6, single disk, or JBOD array. Each of the two Thunderbolt 3 ports delivers up to 40 Gb/s transfer speeds and supports up to six Thunderbolt-enabled devices on a daisy-chain. To further expand your system's storage capability, you can connect additional storage units to the ARC-8050T3's Thunderbolt 3 port. For cooling the internal components and your drives, one cooling fan is on board. There's also a 135W power supply for powering your drives and the ARC-8050T3.
Thunderbolt ARC-8050T3 RAID Storage Features
Thunderbolt 3 Performance
Thunderbolt 3 brings speeds of up to 40 Gb/s and offers a versatile connection to any dock, display, or data device. The ARC-8050T3 is equipped with two Thunderbolt 3 ports for connecting to any Thunderbolt 3-enabled host and offers an additional Thunderbolt 3 port for daisy-chaining other peripherals, while also supplying power for quick notebook charging. The Thunderbolt daisy-chaining connection supports up to six devices, so you can connect multiple ARC-8050T3 solutions for large amounts of video storage with a single Thunderbolt connection to your host computer. The ARC-8050T3 also sports a full-sized DisplayPort video output on its rear, allowing for a quick and easy 4K 60Hz display setup.
The ARC-8050T3 is a Thunderbolt 3 4-bay desktop SAS/SATA RAID storage with RAID control capabilities for Windows and Mac systems. The ARC-8050T3 has incorporated an on-board RAID-On-Chip and ECC SDRAM memory to deliver high-performance hardware RAID protection against drive failure. This combination helps provide a suitable storage device for a 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. Additionally, it drives multiple 4K displays simultaneously while outputting 4K visuals and file transfers.
Enterprise-Class Data Availability and Security
The ARC-8050T3 supports a hardware RAID 6 array that allows two HDD failures without impacting data and performance. It allows you to hot swap a drive in the event of a drive failure with zero downtime. Its high data availability and protection comes from many advanced RAID features on the ARC-8050T3 desktop RAID storage design. With an intelligent power on/off function, it can 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 an unexpected power outage. Board-level hardware encryption manages many kinds of drives attached to ARC-8050T3 without impacting the performance for higher levels of security.
Configuration and monitoring the ARC-8050T3 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 system continuously adapts to environmental conditions by automatically controlling the speed of the cooling fans. You can even configure ARC-8050T3 to intelligently spin down drives during periods of inactivity to further reduce noise and save energy.
RAID level 0, 1, 10, 3, 5, 6, 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)