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Areca ARC-8050T3-8 - 80.0 TB 8-Bay Thunderbolt 3 to 12Gb/s SAS RAID Array with Display Port (8 x 10.0TB Drives Fitted)
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Areca ARC-8050T3-8 - 80.0 TB
8-Bay Thunderbolt 3 to 12Gb/s SAS RAID Array with Display Port (8 x 10.0TB Drives Fitted)


List Price : £ 4,890.00 (ex VAT)
buy price : £ 3,906.95 (£ 4,688.34 inc VAT)

ThunderBolt 3 Cable (Free): Free Thunderbolt 3 Cable Included
Apple Thunderbolt 3 to 2 Adapter: Apple Thunderbolt 3 to 2 Adapter Included


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Unleash Your Creativity Faster Than Ever
Thunderbolt™ 3 brings Thunderbolt to USB-C at speeds up to 40Gbps, 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, while also supplying power for quick notebook charging.

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.

ARC-8050T3 can meet the demand of users when working with rich, ultra-high resolution media through Thunderbolt 3 interface.

The ARC-8050T3 also sports a full sized DisplayPort video output on its rear, allowing for a quick and easy 4K 60Hz display setup.

Unparalleled Performance
The Areca ARC-8050T3-8 is a 8-bay desktop SAS/SATA Hardware RAID Storage solution for both PC and Mac working environments.

The ARC-8050T3-8 performance is driven by an 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 ready to take on real time multi-steam HD, 4K, 6K and 8K workflows.

Enabling an Easy-to-Manage Storage Utility
Configuration and monitoring can be managed either through the LCD control panel, Thunderbolt interface or LAN port. The ArcSAP graphical user interface (GUI) is designed for quick managing and configuring the ARC-8050T3-12 RAID storage.

The intelligent cooling continuously adapts to environmental conditions by automatically controlling the speed of the cooling fans but still keeping a low-noise working environment.

Enterprise Class Data Availability and Security
The ARC-8050T3-8 supports Hardware RAID 5 for uninterrupted data availability in a single drive failure event or RAID 6 for dual drive failure safeguard.

Hot-Swappable drive bays provides zero downtime during a drive failure event. Intelligent power On/Off function powers the ARC-8050T3-8 unit in unison with the host computer during startup and shut-down for extra level of data integrity.

Board-level hardware encryption manages all drives attached to the ARC-8050T3-8 without impacting the performance for higher levels of security and protection.

Advanced Configuration
Provide optimized parameter to adjust controlled firmware behavior for smooth data streaming.

Controller-level Hardware Encryption
Board-level hardware encryption manages any kinds of drives attached to ARC-8050T3 without impacting the performance for higher levels of security.

BBM Support
Support a battery backup option that protects all data in cache memory in the event of unexpected power outage.

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Intelligent Power On/Off Function
Turn ARC-8050T3 power in unison with the host computer power status for data integrity.

Front Panel LCD and Buttons
Easy access for configuration and status report.

Network Interface
Embedded web server for remote control from one 10/100/1000 Ethernet (RJ-45).

Controller Architecture : • 1.2 GHz dual core ROC for RAID core and SAS microcode.
• 2GB on-board DDR3-1866 SDRAM with ECC protection
• Redundant flash image for adapter availability.
• System status indication through LCD, LED and alarm buzzer.
RAID Features : 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 status.
- 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 Factor : Desktop 8-Bay
Disk Support : 8 x 12Gb/s SAS
Onboard Cache : 2GB DDR3-1866
Expansion Support : SFF-8644 (4-lanes)
Cooling Fan : 2 x 2700rpm
Power Supply : 270W
Dimension (W x H x D) : 5.7" (w) x 11.8" (h) x 11.4" (d) inches
14.9 lbs (Diskless)
Weight (W/O Drives) : 20.8 lbs / 9.5Kg
Connection : Thunderbolt 3 x 2 / Display Port x1
OS Support : Mac OS X 10.12 or Higher & Windows 7/8/10
“For Windows, Install Driver First”
NOTE: Backward compatible with Thunderbolt 2 Macs using Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter

Please note: product details and specifications may have changed or been updated by the manufacturer since we have included it on our website.

We always recommend confirming intended compatibilty and functionality by also checking the manufacturer's website and / or calling us prior to purchase if unsure.
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