Areca high-performance PCI-Express bus to SATA RAID host adapters support 12, 16 and 24 SATA ll peripheral devices on a single host adapter. SATA RAID controller has the same RAID kernel of its field-proven external RAID controllers. Applications that benefit most features from these controllers including NAS, server RAID solutions, web server, supercomputing, near-line backup, security systems and streaming applications server.
The ML version comes with Min SAS 4i internal connector. This Min SAS 4i (SFF-8087) connector has eight signal pins to support four SATA drives and six pins for the SGPIO (Serial General Purpose Input/Output) side-band signals. The SGPIO bus is for efficient LED management and for sensing drive locate status, without any discrete fault and activity cable needed.
Serial ATA SupportWith six internal Min SAS 4i ports, the Areca ARC-1280ML-4G supports up to 24 SATA II devices for enhanced flexibility and speed.
RAID SupportThe Areca ARC-1280ML-4G supports multi-level RAID configuration including RAID level RAID 0/1/1E/3/5/6 JBOD for better performance, enhanced data security and flexible capacity upgrades.
4GB MemoryThe Areca ARC-1280ML-4G features default 4GB memory for high data transfer speed and maximum data integrity.
On-board I/O ProcessorThe Areca ARC-1280ML-4G features an Intel 800MHz IOP341 I/O processor for fast processing.
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SATA II (3.0Gb/s)
6 x SFF-8087 mini-SAS
RAID 0/1/3/5/6/10/ JBOD
Intel 800MHz IOP341 I/O processor Write-through or write-back cache support 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 NVRAM for RAID event & transaction log Redundant flash image for adapter availability RoHS Compliant