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areca ARC-1882IX-24 PCI-Express 3.0 x8 SATA / SAS 28 Ports 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Adapter

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  • RAID level 0, 1, 10(1E), 3, 5, 6, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD
  • 24 x SAS Internal Connectors
  • 4 x SAS External Connectors

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • steven h.
  • 9/24/2013 5:35:48 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsmixed feelings

Pros: i have over 28 drives connected with the help of an intel sas expander.
great performance if you have the correct drive configuration
great technical assistance from areca support team
new firmware really helps iron out old issues

Cons: no advance replacements if your card needs to be rma'd
uefi support somewhat untested by areca and can cause issues later down the road
the cooling solution on card is not that great if you have high loads for a long period of time, you will start to run into the faulty side of this card

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  • Nick G.
  • 7/28/2013 2:17:35 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent card

Pros: Allows for up to 128 hard drives! Wow. I thought having 24 was a lot. Well it is actually. I have 4 SSD's on here, along with 20 hard drives in various raid arrays. I got the 4GB version though instead of the 1GB but I thought I'd comment here anyway.

Cons: Price. But what do you expect? This isn't your average on-the-motherboard raid adapter. This IS a dedicated raid card. Remember that!

Other Thoughts: I feel it is worth every penny. Being able to have 40 TB drive arrays along with fault tolerance is definitely a plus.

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  • Brenda F.
  • 7/15/2013 1:40:04 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsNo games at all

Pros: Free is the best price.

Cons: Well I ordered a HIS 7850 2GB along with a motherboard and FX-8320 CPU. I never got the codes I. The box like I got about a month ago when I got Far Cry 3 with my other 7850. So I contacted support and they said its on back order so ill apparently get it when it's back in stock. It has now been 20 days and still isn't on stock. I still have been contacting support and their trying to give me a 25 dollar gift card for a 109.99 dollar gift offer. No thanks.

So I'm just a sitting duck wondering if their ever going to get back in stock.

Other Thoughts: Want my games

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/24/2013 10:59:23 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood and solid.

Pros: FAST
PCIe Gen - very nice

Cons: BEEPS won't shut up kina like my wife.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/28/2012 7:55:39 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood RAID

Pros: Fast

Cons: Expensive NO SATA III

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  • Matt T.
  • 7/29/2012 10:36:24 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOne of the best cards out there

Pros: This card does it all. Internally it can hook up 24 hard drives and by daisy chaining on the back SAS port, it can hook up to 128 drives (currently up to over 500TB depending on drive size)
It had no problems instantly recognizing and using 3TB drives.
It allows you to use a raid immediately, even as it's initializing.
The Bios tools are also very straight forward.

Cons: None so far. It's pricey, but you get what you pay for.

Other Thoughts: Setting up the web based login for the card is very useful. You can create, modify and delete raids remotely while the system is still running.

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  • Bari S.
  • 3/18/2012 6:37:06 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing controller

Pros: Overall, I have been extremely pleased with the performance and stability of this controller. The online user interface allows for nearly every feature to be adjusted, new arrays to be added, and online changes of arrays. Along with that comes the benefits of online firmware, bios, and user interface updating. You DO need to restart the computer after. There is a backup firmware stored in case of emergency that the controller will default to.

Performance is unimaginable. I currently use 2 1Gb nics teamed, allowing for nearly 200MB/s throughput with large files, or compressed files. I have never fully saturated it, until purchasing this controller. Using only 4 drives in raid 6 (limited budget on drives for now, but huge expansion planned in the future), the link was fully saturated. HD Tune testing showed average performance to be around 250MB/s. Peak performance is also impressive. I played around with it, and using a 6 drive raid 0 hit 400 MB/s, not bad for 6 500 GB drives.

Cons: So far, only one, and it is not related to the controller itself, rather, their documentation. It is poor at best. You will likely not need it since the user interface is so simple to learn, yet some advanced features do take online research to fully understand. Connectivity documentation was also another frustration for me. Neither the SuperMicro or Areca websites made it clear what cables and settings to use to take advantage of I2C features on the CSE846-TQ. Not a huge issue, as it wound up being straight forward, but still HIGHLY preferable to be honest, as not everyone has the same passion for hardware, and desire to experiment.

The standard sideband is easy, and configured by default on both controller and enclosure. Just use the appropriate cables.

Other Thoughts: This is by far the best hardware purchase I have made in a long time. Performance, reliability, and features make this a top-notch card. If you are looking for maximum performance, need remote management features, expandability, stability, and reliability, this is the card for you. Plus, unlike other major enterprise controller brands, you do NOT need to pay for licenses to use special features such as extra enclosures, or raid levels. They are included by default.

Now to get the 4 port Intel Gigabit NIC to accompany this... That will send network storage performance through the roof. :)

Recommended, by far.

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  • Michael T.
  • 2/25/2012 1:10:05 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing RAID Controller

Pros: Getting 800MB/s writes and 1.1GB/s reads with 20 SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 HD204UI 2TB drives in a RAID6 plus hot spare. Be sure to get the ARC-6120-T121 Battery Backup for this card as the older one only works with DDR2 models. Read speeds almost double with the BBU. The kernel module is very easy to compile and 31TB shows up as /dev/sdc. Used XFS over LVM2 to allocate > 2TB partitions. The NIC on the card allows initializing over HTTP with the server up, which was nice since it took 36 hours.

Cons: Something to be aware of is the DDR3 RAID cache must be 8x single rank, which is pretty hard to find. The dual rank 4GB DDR3 I bought showed up as 2GB, so I ended up buying the Areca ARC-82404GB single rank module which appears as 4GB.

Other Thoughts: The latest firmware has a Write Protect Mode which you want to leave disabled, or you cannot write to the array. US Areca Support has been great and Benjamin is very helpful.

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