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areca ARC-6120-T121 Battery Backup

  • Battery Backup Unit For Areca ARC-1882 Series Up to 72 Hrs of Cache Backup
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Battery Backup


Battery Backup Unit For Areca ARC-1882 Series Up to 72 Hrs of Cache Backup

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

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  • 3/11/2014 5:55:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsThought it was faulty...

Pros: It performs as stated, but there's a caveat. It wouldn't work as expected when I first installed it.

Cons: Granted, this isn't just a battery, but even then, I can't fathom how this battery backup module can cost so much money. Nevertheless, if you don't want it, then don't buy it.

On another note, I was very close to sending this back to Newegg because it was not working properly. When I used ArcHTTP to view temps/ voltages, the temp was either insanely high (160 deg C) or insanely low (2 deg C). Only one voltage was being recorded, while all other voltages were 0 v. Something was obviously wrong. I took it out, boxed it up, but then I decided to read the manual again (the BBM section). In the manual, it says that whenever you replaced the battery itself, you're supposed to plug the battery connector into a J2 socket on the BBM circuit board. I looked on mine, and I noticed there's actually two connector sockets right next to one another. A J2 and a J4. But, the battery was plugged into socket J4! I re-connected the battery connector into socket J2, re-installed BBM, booted server, and examined ArcHTTP again. Everything was normal! Long story short, ensure that the battery cable is installed on socket J2 on the circuit board, not socket J4.

Other Thoughts: I will definitely not pay the same amount of money when the time comes to replace the dead battery. There are work-arounds, and I'll be going that route instead.

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  • Robert S.
  • 1/15/2014 2:37:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsCompatibility Info

Pros: Allows write cache to work!

Cons: Compatibility information needs to be updated. It is expensive.

Other Thoughts: This will work with the ARC-1214 as well as the ARC-1882. Areca really needs a compatibility matrix for their battery modules as the previous "works with ARC-12xx" for the ARC-6120-3 doesn't apply.

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