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areca ARC-1261ML-KIT PCI-Express x8 SATA II (3.0Gb/s) Controller Card w/Cables

  • RAID level 0, 1, 1E, 3, 5, 6 (if RAID 6 engine supported) and JBOD
  • 4 x Min SAS 4i (SFF-8087) Internal Connectors
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SATA II (3.0Gb/s)
Internal Connectors
4 x Min SAS 4i (SFF-8087)
PCI-Express x8
Cache Memory
One DDR2 DIMM (Default 256MB/ Upgrade to 2GB)
RAID level 0, 1, 1E, 3, 5, 6 (if RAID 6 engine supported) and JBOD
Operating Systems Supported
Windows 2000/XP (Scsiport Driver)
Windows Server 2003 (Scsiport Driver and Storport Driver)
Linux (RedHat, SuSE, Debian, Mandrake, TurboLinux, CentOS, etc.)
Novell Netware 6.5
Solaris 10 x86/x86_64
SCO UnixWare 7.x.x
Mac OS X (no_bootable)


Intel 800MHz 81341 I/O processor
One DIMM socket with default 256MB of DDR2-533 SDRAM with ECC protection, Upgrade to 2GB. An ECC or non-ECC SDRAM module using X8 or X16 chip organization
Write-through or write-back cache support
Support up to 16 SATA II drives
Multi-adapter support for large storage requirements
BIOS boot support for greater fault tolerance
BIOS PnP (plug and play) and BBS (BIOS boot specification) support
Intel RAID 6 Engine to support extreme performance RAID 6
NVRAM for RAID event & transaction log
Redundant flash image for adapter availability

RAID Features:
RAID level 0, 1, 1E, 3, 5, 6 (if RAID 6 engine supported) and JBOD
Multiple RAID selection
Array roaming
Online RAID level/stripe size migration
Online RAID capacity expansion and RAID level migration simultaneously
Online Volume set growth
Instant availability and background initialization
Automatic drive insertion/removal detection and rebuild
Greater than 2TB per volume set
Support S.M.A.R.T, NCQ and OOB Staggered Spin-up capable drives
Support spin down drives when not in use to extend service life (MAID)
Support NTP protocol to synchronize RAID controller clock over on-board Ethernet port

System status indication through HDD activity/fault connector, LCD Connector and alarm buzzer
SMTP support email notification
SNMP support for remote notification
I2C Enclosure management ready
Server chassis features the 36-ckt Mini-SAS connector (SFF-8087) on its SAS backplanes

RAID Management:
Field-upgradeable firmware in flash ROM
In-Band Manager
Hot key boot-up McBIOS RAID manager via BIOS
API library for customer to write its monitor utility
Support Command Line Interface (CLI)
Browser-based management utility via ArcHttp Proxy Server
Single Admin Portal (SAP) monitor utility
Out-of-Band Manager


Package Contents
User Manual
Driver Disk
4 x Cable

Manufacturer Warranty

3 years limited
3 years limited

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years

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