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ARC-1883ix-12 12+4 Port 12Gb/s SAS RAID Controller

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Product Description

(12+4 Port 12Gb/s SAS RAID Controller)


Default cable 8643 to 8087 X 3 PCs, let us know if you want to have 8643 to 86843 or 8643 to 4 SATA.

Default cache 2G RAM

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Optional items

Cache upgrade-able to 4G or 8G

Battery back up module

Arc-6120BA-12G for 2G on-board cache

Arc-1883-CAP for 2G to 4G on-board cache

Arc-1883-BAT for 4G to 8G 0n-board cache

External cables









The new third generation ARC-1883 family offers advanced technology for increased performance and improved enterprise data protection. They were designed with 1.2 GHz dual core ROC processor, DDR3-1866 memory architecture and PCIe 3.0 interface for the most performance-hungry database and IT applications. The ARC-1883 family includes 8 ports low profile as well as full height 12/16/24 internal ports with additional 4 external ports with mini SAS HD connectors for 12Gb/s throughput on each port.

PCIe 3.0 12Gb/s SAS RAID Controller
Model Name
I/O Processor
Dual Core RAID-on-Chip 1.2 GHz
On-Board Cache
One 240-pin DIMM socket for 2GB(default) DDR3-1866, 1RX8, ECC module
- up to 4GB or 8GB DDR3-1866, 1RX8,
Unbuffered/ Registered ECC module or
- up to 4GB or 8GB DDR3-1600, 2RX8,
Unbuffered/ Registered ECC module
Driver Connector
3 x SFF-8643
1 x SFF-8644
4 x SFF-8643
1 x SFF-8644
6 x SFF-8643
1 x SFF-8644
Drive Support Up to 256 12Gb/s SAS or 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s SAS/SATA HDDs/SSD, using 12Gb/s SAS Expander
FBM/BBM Support ARC-1883-CAP (support cache 2GB)/
ARC-1883-BAT (support cache 4~8GB)/
Form Factor (LxH)
Full Height: 254 x 98.4 mm

Adapter Architecture

  • Dual Core RAID-on-Chip (ROC) 1.2 GHz processor
  • PCIe 3.0 x8 lane host interface
  • 2GB on-board DDR3-1866 SDRAM with ECC (ARC-1883LP/1883i/1883x)
  • One 240-pin DIMM socket for 2GB(default) DDR3-1866, 1RX8, ECC module (ARC-1883ix series)
    - up to 4GB or 8GB DDR3-1866, 1RX8, Unbuffered/ Registered ECC module or
    - up to 4GB or 8GB DDR3-1600, 2RX8, Unbuffered/ Registered ECC module
  • Write-through or write-back cache support
  • Support up to 4/8/12/16/24 internal or 4/8 external 12Gb/s SAS ports
  • Multi-adapter support for large storage requirements
  • BIOS boot array support for greater fault tolerance
  • Supports up to 256 SATA or SAS devices using SAS expanders
  • Boot support for the uEFI host BIOS
  • NVRAM for RAID event & transaction log
  • Redundant flash image for controller availability
  • Flash-based or battery backup module (FBM/BBM) ready (Optional)
    Model: ARC-1883-BAT/ARC-1883-CAP/ARC-6120BA-T121-12G
  • RoHS compliant

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
  • Configurable stripe size up to 1MB
  • Support HDD firmware update
  • Online array roaming
  • 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
  • Support for native 4K and 512 byte sector SAS and SATA devices
  • Support intelligent power management to save energy and extend service life
  • Support NTP protocol synchronize RAID controller clock over the on board ethernet port
  • Multiple pairs SSD/HDD disk clone function
  • SSD automatic monitor clone (AMC) support
  • Controller level hardware encryption function support


  • 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

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
  • Supports 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 (optional)

Operating System

  • Windows 8 / Server 2012 / 7 / 2008 / Vista / Server 2003 / XP
  • Linux
  • FreeBSD
  • VMware (only driver package available w/o management utility)
  • Solaris 10/11 x86/x86_64
  • Mac OS X 10.4.x/10.5.x/10.6.x/10.7.x/10.8.x/10.9.x

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