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Areca ARC-1203-8i 8-port Int. PCIe 2.0 x4 6Gb/s SATA RAID - 512MB DDR3 Cache - No Expander Support

  • $479.00

Areca ARC-1203-8i 8-port Internal PCIe 2.0 x4 6Gb/s SATA RAID Controller - 512MB DDR3 Cache - No Expander Support


Note:  Includes 2x internal MiniSAS cables (SFF-8643 to SFF-8643)

Note: Special ordered item. Non-Cancellable / Non-Refundable once shipped.


(4/8-Port PCIe x4 to SATA RAID Adapter)

ARC-1203 series internal PCIe 2.0 host RAID controllers are the cost-effectivesolutions for connecting 4/8 6Gb/s SATA peripherial devices. Areca’s ARC-1203 series entry-level RAID controllers cover the spectrum of wild range storage requirements for cost-sensitive applications that require robust data protection. The 4/8 port configurations are aimed at high-availability and capacity oriented applications, such as security systems, surveillance, multimedia content generation, large-volume data capturing, mail servers and entry-level database systems.

PCIe x4 6Gb/s SATA RAID Controller
Model Name
I/O Processor
ARM_based 1066MHz storage I/O processor
Host Bus Type
PCIe 2.0 x 4 Lanes
RAID Level Support
0, 1, 1E, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk, and JBOD
On-Board Cache
512MB on-board DDR3-1066 SDRAM with ECC protection
Driver Connector
Driver Support
4*SATA lll
8*SATA lll
Management Port
In-Band: PCIe / Out-of-Band: LCD, and LAN Port
Enclosure Ready
Individual Faulty Header, SGPIO, and Serial bus
Form Factor (H x L)
Low Profile: 64.4 x 168 mm
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ARM_based 1066MHz storage I/O processor
  512MB on-board DDR3-1066 SDRAM with ECC
  PCIe 2.0 x4 lanes host interface
  Support up to 4/8 x 6Gb/s SATA HDDs/SSD
  Multi-adapter support for large storage
  BIOS boot support for greater fault tolerance
  Boot support for the uEFI host BIOS
  BIOS PnP (plug and play) and BBS (BIOS boot
    specification) support
  NVRAM for RAID event & transaction log
  Redundant flash image for adapter availability
  Battery Backup Module (BBM) ready (optional)
  RoHS Compliant
  RAID Features
  RAID level 0, 1, 10(1E), 3, 5, 6, 30, 50, 60, Single
    Disk or JBOD
  Multi-level RAID 0 and RAID 10 (R00 and R100)
  Support up to 1MB stripe size
  Multiple RAID selection
  Online array roaming
  Online RAID level/stripe size migration
  Online capacity expansion and RAID level migration
  Online volume set growth
  Instant availability and background initialization
  Support global and dedicated hot spare
  Automatic drive insertion/removal detection and
  Greater than 2TB capacity per disk drive support
  Greater than 2TB per volume set (64-bit LBA
  Support intelligent power management to save
    energy and extend service life
  Support for native 4K and 512 byte sector SATA
  Multiple pairs SSD/HDD disk clone function
  SSD automatic monitor clone (AMC) support
  Support HDD firmware update
  System status indication through global HDD
    activity/fault connector, individual fault connector,
    LCD/serial bus connector an d alarm buzzer
  SMTP support email notification
  SNMP support for remote manager
  Enclosure management (Serial bus & SGPIO) ready
  RAID Management
  Field-upgradeable firmware in flash ROM
    In-Band Manager
  Web browser-based McRAID storage manager via ArcHTTP proxy server for all operating systems
  Hot key “boot-up” McBIOS RAID manager via BIOS
  Support Command Line Interface (CLI)
  API library for customer to write manager utility
  Single Admin Portal (ArcSAP) quick manager utility
    Out-of-Band Manager
  Firmware-embedded web browser-based McRAID
    storage manager, SMTP manager, SNMP agent and
    Telnet function via Ethernet port
  Out-of-Band API sample and functional code for
    customer to quickly customize its AP
  Support push button and LCD display panel
  Operating System
  Windows 10/8/Server2012/7/2008/Vista/Server 2003/XP
  VMware (Driver 6.x support CLI in-band management utility)
  Solaris 10/11 x86/x86_64
  Mac OS X 10.5.x or Higher
Form Factor: PCI Half Length/ Low Profile
Dimension: 64.4(H) x 168(L) mm
Operating: Temperature: +5°c to +50°c
Humidity: 15-80%, non-condensing
Storage: Temperature: -40°c to 70°c
Humidity: 5-90%, non-condensing
  Electrical Requirements
Power Dissipation: 12V + 3.3V
  ARC-1203-4I/8I/12I/16I: 10W/11W/12W/13W


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