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areca ARC-1213-4I PCI-Express 2.0 x8 Low Profile SATA / SAS 4-Port RAID Controller

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  • 0, 1, 10, 3, 5, 6, Single Disk or JBOD
  • 1 x SFF-8087 mini-SAS Internal Connectors
  • Serial ATA/600 External Connectors
  • Up to 6Gb/s

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SAS builds on parallel SCSI by providing higher performance, improving data availability, and simplifying system design. The SAS interface supports both SAS disk drives for data-intensive applications and Serial ATA (SATA) drives for low-cost bulk storage of reference data. The ARC-12x3-4i/-8i support directly attach 4/8 SAS ports via 1/2 internal SFF-8087 connector. The ARC-12x3-4i/8i RAID controllers are low-profile PCIe cards, ideal for 1U and 2U rack-mount systems without needing the expansion capability. These controllers utilize the same RAID kernel that has been field-proven in existing external RAID controller products, allowing Areca to quickly bring stable and reliable RAID controllers to the market.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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3 out of 5 eggsRaid Connector needed

Pros: VMWare VSphere compatible These cards get great reviews at their price points. I'm only rating the specs, I wanted to add 'Other Thoughts' to help decide which card is appropriate for you.

Cons: not free

Other Thoughts: Lots of SATA, SAS, and SCSI raid cards use the SFF-8088 mini-SAS as this one does. It's part of the learning curve of getting into new technology to learn how to read the details in the description. The description for this cart is accurate - it has a SFF connector which means you need to get that type of cable, which by the way has four ends to it. The card supports a maximum of four HDD's which is why it is classified as a four port card. Hope that helps you if you are new to RAID cards. (and yes you can purchase SFF cables from NewEgg, but you might want to invest the time to learn how to read those descriptions so you make the right choice the first time.

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  • Jason H.
  • 10/7/2012 4:24:38 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsRaidless?

Pros: Somebody needs to LOWER their technical knowledge appraisal. An 8087 socket uses a FOUR strand SAS/SATA connector cable. That is to say, YES you can put FOUR SAS or FOUR SATA drives via the 8087 connector cable into the single socket. It's easily one of the nicest configurations I've ever seen. If you're in need of a mirrored array, or just plain stripped huge storage space, AND your case has room....PRESTO!!

Cons: There is a new BIO's standard called EUFI. It is "supposed" to eliminate the need for individual drivers. This would be wonderful, if they MADE EUFI compatible hardware. MY mobo is an eufi, and because of it, my raid card is not recognized. I have been looking for a compatible controller....why oh why did they not make the mobo backwards compatible? All this to admit, I don't own this card, but what to know if it IS an EUFI compatible (WIN 7) card?

Other Thoughts: I sure hope this allows my post. I would hate to think I simultaneously angered and helped somebody without the personal satisfaction. :-p~~~~~

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/31/2012 7:10:14 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
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1 out of 5 eggsNewegg lies on this one! Argh

Pros: Newegg clearly says this controller provides 4 internal connectors for SATA drives. It does not. It provides a SFF-8087 connector which you then buy a SFF-8087 cable (from newegg, $15) that splits the connector into 4 sas/sata cables via an octopus type cable.

If Newegg had done their job right, I'd have a working computer tonight but instead, I have another 2 days wait. I read the specs, I saw "4 internal SAS connectors" but it doesn't have them.

Cons: Requires a special cable when the card clearly has the space to fit 4 connectors. Newegg mislabels the product. Without a semi-custom cable, its junk.

Other Thoughts: I feel like I bought an HP printer that only has a USB connection yet HP fails to include a USB cable. The cable costs $3 but no, they can't include it because that would be the right thing to do.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/7/2011 2:16:05 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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4 out of 5 eggsCaveat with SATA

Pros: Card works well. Compatible with older areca arc-1210 sata raids. If you understand raid you should enjoy the many features of this fast hardware RAID adapter.

Cons: To use this card with SATA drives, you must purchase a separate break-out cable that converts the card's single mini-SAS (serial attached SCSI) connector to four SATA connectors. Currently, Newegg does not stock an internal version of this cable. With the proper cable in hand, it works fine.

Other Thoughts: Be certain to fully seat the mini-SAS connector on the cable to the card connector. I still have not explored all the functions of this new model, but had no trouble with my previous ARC-1210 until a power supply took it and a number of other things out when it failed. So far, so good!

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