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Areca

ARC-1882x
8 Port 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Adapter

Mac / PC / PCIe / SAS
SAS 2.0 is designed for much higher speed data transfer than previous available and backward compatibility with SAS 1.0. The 6Gb/s SAS interface supports both 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s SAS/SATA disk drives for data-intensive applications and 6Gb/s or 3Gb/s SATA drives for low-cost bulk storage of reference data.
Unparalleled Performance
The 6Gb/s SAS RAID controllers raise the standard to higher performance levels with several enhancements including new high performance dual core ROC Processor, a DDR3-1333 memory architecture and high performance PCIe 3.0/2.0 x8 lane host interface bus interconnection. The low profile controllers by default support on-board 1G of ECC DDR3-1333 SDRAM memory. The powerful new ROC processors integrated 8 6Gb/s SAS ports on chip delivers high performance for servers and workstations.
Unsurpassed Data Availability
As storage capacities continue to rapidly increase, users need greater level of disk drive fault tolerance, which can be implemented without doubling the investment in disk drives. The RAID 6 can offer fault tolerance greater that RAID 1 or RAID 5 but only consumes the capacity of two disk drives for distributed parity data.

The 6Gb/s SAS RAID controllers with extreme performance RAID 6 engine installed provide the highest RAID 6 feature to meet this requirement. The controller can concurrently compute two parity blocks and get very similar RAID 5 performance.

The 6Gb/s SAS RAID controllers can also provide RAID levels 0, 1, 1E, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD for maximum configuration flexibility. Its high data availability and protection derives from the following capabilities: Online RAID Capacity Expansion, Array Roaming, Online RAID Level / Stripe Size Migration, Global Online Spare, Automatic Drive Failure Detection, Automatic Failed Drive Rebuilding, Disk Hot-Swap, Online Background Rebuilding, Instant Availability/Background Initialization, Auto Reassign Sector, Redundant Flash Image and Battery Backup Module. Greater than Two TB Support allows for very large volume set application in 64-bit environment such as data-mining and managing large databases.
Maximum Interoperability
The 6Gb/s SAS RAID controller support broad operating system including Windows 7/2008/Vista/XP/2003, Linux (Open Source), FreeBSD (Open Source), Solaris (Open Source), Mac OS X, VMware and more, along with key system monitoring features such as enclosure management (SES-2, SMP, & SGPIO) and SNMP function. Our products and technology are based on extensive testing and validation process; leverage Areca SAS or SATA RAID controller field-proven compatibility with operating systems, motherboards, applications and device drivers.
Easy RAID Management
The controllers contain an embedded McBIOS RAID manager that can access via hot key at M/B BIOS boot-up screen. This pre-boot McBIOS RAID manager can use to simplify the setup and management of RAID controller. The controller firmware also contains a browser-based McRAID storage manager which can be accessed through the Ethernet port or ArcHttp proxy server in Windows, Linux, FreeBSD and more environments. The McRAID storage manager allows local and remote to create and modify RAID set, volume set, and monitor RAID status from standard web browser. The Single Admin Portal (SAP) monitor utility can support one application to scan multiple RAID units in the network.

Product Specifications:

Areca Part Number

  • ARC-1882x

Ports

  • Two External mini-SAS (SFF-8088) Ports

Connections

  • External - Up to 128 Devices

Bus Specifications

  • PCI Express

Form Factor

  • PCIe, low profile

RAID Features

  • RAID level 0, 1, 10(1E), 3, 5, 6, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD
  • Multiple RAID 0 and RAID 10(1E) support (RAID 00 and RAID100)
  • Multiple RAID selection
  • Online array roaming
  • Offline RAID set
  • Online RAID level/stripe size migration
  • Online capacity expansion and RAID level migration simultaneously
  • Online volume set growth
  • Instant availability and background initialization
  • Support global and dedicated hot spare
  • Automatic drive insertion/removal detection and rebuilding
  • Greater than 2TB capacity per disk drive support
  • Greater than 2TB per volume set (64-bit LBA support)
  • Support intelligent power management to save energy and extend service life
  • Support NTP protocol synchronize RAID controller clock over the on board Ethernet port

Adapter Architecture

  • Dual Core RAID-on-Chip (ROC) 800 MHz processor
  • PCIe 3.0/2.0 x8 lane host interface (PCB version 3.0 supports PCIe)
  • 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
  • Support EFI BIOS for Mac Pro
  • NVRAM for RAID event & transaction log
  • Redundant flash image for controller availability

Monitors / Notification

  • System status indication through global HDD activity/fault connector, individual activity/fault connector, LCD/I2C connector and alarm buzzer
  • SMTP support for email notification
  • SNMP support for remote manager
  • Enclosure management (SES-2, SMP and SGPIO) ready

Operating System Support

  • Mac OS X Version 10.4+
  • Windows® 7
  • Windows Vista®
  • Windows 2008
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 2003
  • Linux
  • FreeBSD
  • VMware
  • Solaris 10/11 x86/x86_64

External Connectivity

  • 2x mini-SAS connector

Internal Connectivity

  • None

RAID Management

  • Field-upgradeable firmware in flash ROM
  • In-Band Manager
    • Hot key "boot-up" McBIOS RAID manager via M/B BIOS
    • Web browser-based McRAID storage manager via ArcHttp proxy server for all operating systems
    • Support Command Line Interface (CLI)
    • API library for customer to write monitor utility
    • Single Admin Portal (SAP) monitor utility
  • Out-of-Band Manager
    • Firmware-embedded web browser-based McRAID storage manager, SMTP manager, SNMP agent and Telnet function via Ethernet port
    • API library for customer to write monitor utility
    • Support push button and LCD display panel (option)

Hot Plug Support

  • Yes

Hot Swap Support

  • Yes

Agency Approvals & Compliance

  • RoHS
  • CE
  • FCC

Dimensions

  • 6.67" x 2.54" (169.5 x 64.4 mm)

Weight

  • 0.45 lbs (204 g)

Warranty

Manufacturer provided specifications for Areca p/n ARC-1882x UPC#: 898041001908
This product is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 12-Core (Mid 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.4GHz, 2.66GHz, 3.06GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 6-Core (Mid 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 4-Core (Mid 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
3.2GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 12-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.66GHz, 2.93GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 8-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.4GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 6-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 4-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.8GHz, 3.2GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 8-Core (Early 2009)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacPro4,1
2.26GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.93GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 4-Core (Early 2009)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacPro4,1
2.66GHz, 2.93GHz, 3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 8-Core (Early 2008)
(January, 2008)
Model ID: MacPro3,1
2.8GHz, 3.0GHz, 3.2GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 4-Core (Early 2008)
(January, 2008)
Model ID: MacPro3,1
2.8GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 8-core (Early 2007)
(April, 2007)
Model ID: MacPro2,1
3.0GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 4-core (Mid 2006)
(August, 2006)
Model ID: MacPro1,1
2.0GHz, 2.66GHz, 3.0GHz
PowerMac G5
Power Mac G5 (Late 2005)
(October, 2005)
Model ID: PowerMac11,2
2.0GHz, 2.3GHz, dual 2.5GHz
PC Desktop
PC Desktops
Compatible with Intel / AMD Process based PCs capable with the specifications listed above. Memory complies with JEDEC Specifications, document JESD79-3B.

Includes

  • 8 Port 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Adapter
  • Documentation
Areca ARC-1882x 8 Port 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Adapter Mfr P/N: ARC-1882x OWC SKU: AREARC1882X Supports up to (128) 6Gb/s SAS, SATA or SSD drives using 6Gb/s SAS expanders. RAID level 0, 1, 1E, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD. Areca 3 Year Limited Warranty
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