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Areca

ARC-5028T2
6-Bay Thunderbolt 2 + USB 3.0 RAID Storage

Mac / PC / Thunderbolt / USB 3.0
Compact 6 Bay Disk Tower
Unparalleled Performance for 4K Work-flow
Areca's ARC-5028T2 incorporates high performance ROC and 1GB DDR3 memory with ECC protection to deliver true hardware RAID for the video editor working with real time multi-stream HD and 4K work-flows. It runs efficiently without disruption or major drops in performance to meet the requirements of 4K data work-flow. It is so quick it allows for 4K displays at the same time as daisy chaining ARC-5028T2 and doing a simultaneous 4K output and file transfers while maintaining maximum throughput.
Unleash Your Creativity Faster Than Ever
Additionally, the ARC-5028T2 features two cutting-edge interfaces, Thunderbolt 2 and SuperSpeed USB 3.0. Thunderbolt 2 has full backward compatibility to the same cables and connectors used with today’s Thunderbolt. It pushes speed to 20Gb/s and enables 4K video file transfer and display simultaneously. ARC-5028T2 is equipped with dual Thunderbolt 2 ports for connecting to any Thunderbolt 2-enabled host such as the new Mac Pro, and offers an additional Thunderbolt 2 port for daisy-chaining other peripherals. The Thunderbolt daisy-chaining allows connection of up to six devices, so customers can connect the ARC-5028T2 for massive amounts of video storage with a single Thunderbolt connection to their host computer. The ARC-5028T2 can meet the demand of users when working with rich, ultra-high resolution media through Thunderbolt 2 interface. The SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface offers high-performance connectivity and is backward compatibility with any computer running compatible versions of Mac OS X (such as Mac Pro) or Windows.
Enterprise-class Data Availability and Security
This 6 bay disk tower supports the hardware RAID 6 engine to allow two HDDs failures without impacting the existing data and performance. It allows users to hot swap drive in the event of a drive failure with zero downtime. Its high data availability and protection derives from many advanced RAID features on the design. Intelligent power On/Off function on storage turns power in unison with the host computer power status. It can intelligently power down the unit after the Thunderbolt host shuts down everything for data integrity. The ARC-5028T2 supports a battery backup option that protects all data in cache memory in the event of unexpected power outage. It also supports USB 3.0 interface that allows old Mac Pro user and newest Mac Pro model to access same storage seamlessly.
Enabling an Easy-to-Manage Storage
Configuration and monitoring can be managed either through the LCD control panel, Thunderbolt interface, or LAN port. Intelligent cooling continuously adapts to environmental conditions by automatically controlling the speed of the cooling fans for the rapidly growing demand from video editing markets. You can even configure the ARC-5028T2 to intelligently spin down drives during periods of inactivity to further reduce noise and save energy. Thunderbolt 2 provides you the capability of adding a bootable drive via Thunderbolt on an Apple thunderbolt-capable machine.

Product Specifications:

Areca Part Number

  • ARC-5028T2

RAID Features

  • RAID level 0, 1, 10(1E), 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD
  • Multiple RAID selection
  • Support up to 1MB stripe size
  • Online array roaming
  • Online RAID level/stripe size migration
  • Instant availability and background initialization
  • Multiple pairs SSD/HDD disk clone function
  • SSD automatic monitor clone (AMC) support
  • Support global and dedicated hot spare
  • Automatic drive insertion/removal detection and rebuilding
  • Advanced configuration for smooth data streaming
  • Support intelligent power management to save energy and extend service life

Monitors/Notification

  • System status indication through individual activity/fault
  • LCD, LED and alarm buzzer
  • SNMP support for remote monitoring
  • SMTP support for email notification
  • Enclosure management ready

Drive Support

  • Up to 6 x 6Gb/s SAS/SATA 3.5"/2.5"HDDs/SSDs

Host Connection

  • Thunderbolt-to-SAS/SATA
    • Two Thunderbolt 2 technology ports
    • Simultaneous bi-directional, 20Gb/s transfers over a single cable
    • Dual-protocol support (PCI Express and DisplayPort)
    • Compatible with existing DisplayPort devices
    • Daisy-chaining devices
  • USB3.0-to-SAS/SATA
    • One USB 3.0 port
    • Offers a 10x speed increase over USB 2.0 high-speed to 5Gb/s
    • Auto-negotiate to USB 2.0 speeds

RAID Management

  • McRAID manager – browser-based management tool (LAN or Thunderbolt)
  • Command Line Interface (CLI)- scriptable configuration tool
  • Push Buttons and LCD Display panel for setup and status
  • API libraries support - combine GUI with user management utility

Software Drivers

  • Mac OS X 10.8.5 or Higher
  • Windows 7/8

Controller Architecture

  • ARM_based 933MHz storage I/O processor
  • 1GB on-board DDR3-933 SDRAM with ECC protection
  • Write-through or write-back cache support
  • Support 6 internal 6Gb/s SAS/SATA ports
  • Support bootable from RAID storage volume
  • Redundant flash image for controller availability
  • Intelligent power On/OFF function

Power

  • 180W
  • 100-240V AC

Operating Temperature

  • 32° ~ 104° F (0° ~ 40° C)

Operating Humidity

  • 5% ~ 95 %, Non-condensing

Fan

  • 1 x 2700rpm / 0.135A Brushless Fan

Dimensions

  • 4.48" x 9.11" x 8.45" (146 L x 290 W x 255 H mm)

Weight

  • 13.2lbs (6.0Kg)

Warranty

Manufacturer provided specifications for Areca p/n ARC-5028T2 UPC#: 898041003896

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(December, 2013)
Model ID: MacPro6,1
2.7GHz 3.0GHz, 3.5GHz, 3.7GHz
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(27-inch Mid 2015)
(May 2015)
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(October 2014)
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(May 2011)
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(June 2014)
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1.4GHz i5
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3.3GHz i3
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(July, 2011)
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2.0GHz
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(June, 2012)
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Model ID: MacBookPro8,3
2.4GHz, 2.5GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
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(June, 2013)
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Model ID: MacBookAir6,1
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MacBook Air (11-inch Mid 2011)
(July, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookAir4,1
1.6GHz, 1.8GHz

Includes

  • ARC-5028T2 6-bays RAID storage unit
  • 1 x Thunderbolt cable
  • 1 x RJ-45 LAN cable
  • 1 x USB 3.0 cable (USB 2.0 compatible)
  • 1 x Power cord
  • 24 x Drive mounting screws (4 per drive tray)
  • 1 x Quick Start Guide
  • 1 x Installation CD
    • Drivers
    • Relative software
    • Electronic documentation
Areca ARC-5028T2 6-Bay 6Gb/s SAS Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage Mfr P/N: ARC-5028T2 MacSales.com SKU: AREARC5028T2 6-bay Thunderbolt 2 + USB 3.0 RAID storage. RAID level 0, 1, 10(1E), 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD. For both Mac or PC Areca 3 Year Limited Warranty Ships: Same Day Only $1,699.00MacSales.com Price $1,499.00
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