Areca ARC-8050T3-4

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   ARC-8050T3 series
(Thunderbolt 3 to 12Gb/s SAS RAID Storage)

ARC-8050T3 is the most complete 12Gb/s SAS 4/6(M)/6/8/12-bay Thunderbolt™ 3 desktop SAS/SATA RAID storage with RAID control capabilities solution for both PC and Mac. ARC-8050T3 incorporated on-board RAID-On-Chip and ECC SDRAM 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.

Thunderbolt™ 3 brings Thunderbolt to USB-C at speeds up to 40 Gbps, creating one compact port that does it all – delivering the fastest, most versatile connection to any dock, display, or data device. ARC-8050T3 is equipped with dual Thunderbolt 3 ports for connecting to any Thunderbolt 3-enabled host and offers an additional Thunderbolt 3 port for daisy-chaining other peripherals. The Thunderbolt daisy-chaining allows connection of up to six devices, so customers can connect ARC-8050T3 for massive amounts of video storage with a single Thunderbolt connection to their host computer.

8050T3-4 (Front) 8050T3-4 (Rear)
Product Features
Form FactorDesktop 4-Bay
Disk Port4 x 6Gb/s SAS
Disk Support12Gb/s SAS/SSD
RAID-on-Chip6G SAS one-core controller
@ 800 MHz
Onboard Cache1GB DDR3-800
Expansion SupportN/A
Cooling Fan1 x 2700rpm
Power Supply135W
(W x H x D)
4.84 x 6.51 x 9.11 in (123x165.6x232 mm)
Weight8.0 lbs / 3.6 Kg
ConnectionThunderbolt 3 x2 /
Display Port x1
OS Support

Mac OS X 10.12 or higher &
Windows 8/10 or higher
“For Windows, Install Driver First”

  High performance 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 interface
  Support simultaneous 4K in/output workflow
  Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports for daisy-chaining
  EFI supported for macOS multi-boot
  Intelligent power On/Off function for data integrity
  Delivers enterprise-class data protection and
  Advanced configuration for video optimized
    performance settings
  Configuration by the Thunderbolt/LAN port/LCD
  Controller-level hardware encryption (not available
    for 4-Bay)
  Support BBM option for cache protection (not
    available for 4/6M model)
  RAID Features
  ARC-8050T3-4: RAID level 0, 1, 10, 3, 5, 6, Single
    Disk, JBOD
  ARC-8050T3-6/6M/8/12: RAID level 0, 1, 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
  SED (self-encrypting drives) function support
  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
  Multiple pairs SSD/HDD disk clone function
  SSD automatic monitor clone (AMC) support
  Support HDD firmware update
  Complete configuration management suite
    - McRAID manager – browser-based management
      tool (LAN or Thunderbolt)
    - Push Buttons and LCD Display panel for setup and
    - 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
  Function Advantages
Feature 1Advanced Configuration
Provide optimized parameter to adjust controlled firmware behavior for smooth data streaming.
Feature 2Controller-level Hardware Encryption
Board-level hardware encryption manages any kinds of drives attached to ARC-8050T3-6/6M/8/12 without impacting the performance for higher levels of security.
Feature 3BBM Support
Support a battery backup option that protects all data in cache memory in the event of unexpected power outage.
Feature 4Intelligent Power On/Off Function
Turn ARC-8050T3 power in unison with the host computer power status for data integrity.
Feature 5Front Panel LCD and Buttons
Easy access for configuration and status report.
Feature 6Network Interface
Embedded web server for remote control from one 10/100/1000 Ethernet (RJ-45).
Feature 7Bootable Drive Support
Provides user the capability of adding bootable drive via Thunderbolt on Apple thunderbolt-capable machine.