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areca ARC-8050 RAID 0/1/1E/3/5/6/10/30/50/60/Single Disk or JBOD 8 x 6Gb/s 3.5" Drive Bays Two Thunderbolt Channels 8-Bay Thunderbolt to 6Gb/s SAS RAID Storage w/ LCD

  • SAS & SATA
  • 8 x 6Gb/s 3.5" Drive Bays
  • RAID 0/1/1E/3/5/6/10/30/50/60/Single Disk or JBOD
  • Mac OS X 10.6.x/10.7.x/10.8.x



Eight-Bay Thunderbolt RAID TOWER

Introducing the Areca ARC-8050 - using the latest Thunderbolt technology, a revolutionary high-speed, dual protocol I/O technology designed for performance, simplicity and flexibility. The new ARC-8050 lets you move data between high resolution displays and high performance data devices on a single, compact port. Using a hardware Dual Core RAID engine and 1GB DDR3 ECC default cache, the ARC-8050 delivers outstanding performance unmatched by others.



A revolutionary I/O technology that supports high-performance data devices and high-resolution displays through a single, compact port. It sets new standards for speed, flexibility and simplicity. Thunderbolt gives you two channels on the same connector with 10Gbps of throughput in both directions, so you can move data to and from peripherals up to 20 times faster than with USB 2.0 and up to 12 times faster than with Firewire 800.

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With Thunderbolt technology, you finally have a way to get the same high performance storage to your laptop or just as likely to build a professional video setup around the latest Thunderbolt technology. If you're a video editor, imagine using a single port to connect high-performance storage and transfer your media files reaching 800MBps from just about any Thunderbolt enabled computer or laptop.

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  • 800Mhz Dual Core ROC for RAID core and SAS microcode
  • 1GB on Board DDR3-1333 SDRAM with ECC Protection
  • Write-Through or Write-Back cache support
  • Redundant flash image for adapter availability
  • Battery Backup Module Ready (optional)

Built-In RAID Controller

  • RAID level 0, 1, 1E, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD
  • Multiple RAID selection
  • Online array roaming
  • Online RAID level/stripe size migration
  • Online capacity expansion and RAID level migration simultaneously
  • Online Volume set growth
  • Support global hot spare and local hot spare
  • Instant availability and background initialization
  • Automatic drive insertion / removal detection and rebuilding
  • Disk scrubbing / array verify scheduling for automatic repair of all configured RAID sets
  • Support intelligent power management to save energy and extend service life
  • Support NTP protocol to synchronize RAID controller clock over the on-board LAN port

RAID Management

  • Field-upgradeable firmware in flash ROM
  • Firmware-embedded RAID manager via McBIOS setup and LCD2813198
  • Firmware-embedded browser based RAID manager, SMTP manager, SNMP agent and Telnet function via out-of-band 10/100 LAN port or in-band ARCHTTP utility
  • API library for customer to combine GUI with its own monitor utility
  • Command line Interface

What's in the Box

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Warranty & Returns

Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information


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