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ARC-4883T2 Thunderbolt 2 to 12Gb/s SAS RAID Controller

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Product Description

(Thunderbolt 2 to 12Gb/s SAS RAID Controller)

ARC-4883T2 is the most complete Thunderbolt 2 to 12Gb/s SAS box with RAID control capabilities solution for both PC and Mac. ARC-4883T2 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. ARC-4883T2 incorporated on-board dual core 1200Mhz RAID-On- Chip and with 2GB DDR3-1866 memory to deliver true high performance hardware RAID protection against drive failure. This combination helps to provide a high performance storage device perfect for the video editor working with Real time multi-stream HD and 4K workflows. It runs efficiently without disruption or major drops in performance to meet the requirements of 4K data workflow. It is so quick it allows for 4K displays at the same time as daisy chaining ARC-4883T2 and doing a simultaneous 4K output and file transfers while maintaining maximum throughput.

Controller Architecture
1.2 GHz dual core ROC for RAID core and SAS microcode
 2GB on-board DDR3-1866 SDRAM with ECC protection
 Support bootable from RAID controller volume
Controller level hardware encryption support
Redundant flash image for adapter availability
System status indication through LED and alarm buzzer
Intelligent power On/Off function
Support up to 8 external 12Gb/s SAS ports
Supports up to 256 SATA or SAS devices using SAS expanders

RAID Features
RAID level 0, 1, 1E, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD
Multiple RAID 0 and RAID 10(1E) support (RAID 00 and RAID100)
Support up to 1MB stripe size
Online array roaming
Online RAID level/stripe size migration
Support global hot spare and local hot spare
Instant availability and background initialization
Advanced configuration for smooth data streaming
Disk scrubbing/ array verify scheduling support
Controller level hardware encryption function support
Support HDD firmware update
Support for native 4K and 512 byte sector SAS and SATA devices
Support HDD Xfer Speed test function
Multiple pairs SSD/HDD disk clone function
SSD automatic monitor clone (AMC) support
Complete configuration management suite
- McRAID manager – browser-based management tool (LAN or Thunderbolt)
- Command Line Interface (CLI) – scriptable configuration tool
- API libraries support – combine GUI with user management utility
- SNMP support for remote monitoring
- SMTP support for email notification


Form FactorMini Box
Host ConnectionTwo 20 Gb/s
Thunderbolt Technology Ports
External Ports2 x 12Gb/s SAS SFF-8644 ports
OS Support

Mac OS X 10.8.5, 10.9 (Mavericks) and later & Windows 7/8

Enclosure ManagementThunderbolt Port and LAN Port
Cooling Fan1 * noiseless cooling fan
Operating Temperature0 ~ 35˚C
Operation Humidity5% ~ 95 %, Non-condensing
Power Supply/In/out65W / 100-240V AC
(W x H x D)
4.97 x 2.13 x 6.35 in
(150 x 64.4 x 191.7 mm)
(W/O Drives)
2.64 lbs / 1.2Kg

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