Areca Technology Corporation established in 1999, was founded by a group of engineers primarily from the most distinguished technology institute in Taiwan. Our engineer’s team has over 20 years of disk array relative firmware/BIOS, software application, device drivers and ASIC technology.With a solid R&D team, Areca designs their own custom ASIC, a high-speed IDE controller, and RAID 6 engine on their controller to achieve high data throughput and availability.Areca’s products provide storage products for virtually all areas of the storage market including DAS, NAS, and SAN. All PCI, SCSI, and Fibre disk array controllers support RAID levels 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10 or JBOD. Areca has completely committed its entire research and development effort to disk array technologies that yield fastest performance, best reliability, and lower cost points than competitive disk array solutions.




  • Desktop Storage for Audio and Video Professionals
  • Capacities up to 32TB !
  • Excellent for Professional AV Workflows.

ARC-8050 is the most complete 6Gb/s SAS 8-bay Thunderbolt box with RAID control capabilities solution. Thunderbolt host interfaces makes ARC-8050 RAID well suited for SOHO group professionals who work at home or in the office.


21Controller Architecture:
  • 800 MHz Dual core ROC for RAID core and SAS microcode
  • 1GB on-board DDR3-1333 SDRAM with ECC protection
  • Write-through or write-back cache support
  • Support 8 internal 6Gb/s SAS ports
  • Multi-RAID storage support for large storage requirements
  • Support EFI BIOS for bootable from RAID storage volume
  • NVRAM for RAID event & transaction log
  • Redundant flash image for adapter availability
  • Battery Backup Module ready (Option) Model: ARC-6120BA-T021


  • RAID level 0, 1, 1E, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD
  • Multiple RAID selection
  • Online array roaming
  • Online RAID level/stripe size migration
  • Online capacity expansion and RAID level migration simultaneously
  • Online volume set growth
  • Support global hot spare and local hot spare
  • Instant availability and background initialization
  • Automatic drive insertion / removal detection and rebuilding
  • Disk scrubbing/ array verify scheduling for automatic repair of all configured RAID sets
  • Support intelligent power management to save energy and extend service life
  • Support NTP protocol to synchronize RAID controller clock over the on-board LAN port
Drive Support:
  • Up to 8 x 6Gb/s SAS/SATA/SSD
Host Connection:
  • Two Thunderbolt Channels- dual 10 Gbps channel per channel
  • Simultaneous bi-directional, 10 Gbps transfers over a single cable
  • Dual-protocol support (PCI Express and DisplayPort)
  • Compatible with existing DisplayPort devices
  • Daisy-chaining devices

Desktop Storage for Content Creative Professionals with Firewire 800/USB 3.0/eSATA /iSCSi connectivity.

Adapter Architecture:
  • 400MHz storage I/O processor
  • NVRAM for events log & transaction log
  • 128MB on-board cache memory
  • Write-through or write-back cache support
  • Redundant flash image for subsystem availability
  • RAID level 0, 1, 10, 1E, 3, 5, 6, Single Disk or JBOD
  • Multiple RAID selection
  • Up to 16 volumes per RAID subsystem (port multiplier SATA Host: 8 volumes, USB3.0 Host: 8
    volumes, FireWire 800 Host: 2 volumes, iSCSI/AoE Host: 16 volumes and USB2.0 Host: 16 volumes)
  • Online array roaming
  • Offline RAID set
  • Online RAID level/stripe size migration
  • Online capacity expansion and RAID level migration simultaneously
  • Online dynamic volume set capacity expansion
  • Instant availability and background initialization
  • Automatic insertion/removal detection and rebuild
  • Greater than 2TB per volume set
  • Support SMART, NCQ, and OOB staggered spin-up capable drives
Host Interface:
  • 3Gbps eSATA, USB3.0 and FireWire 800
  • iSCSI/AoE/USB2.0
Drive Support:
  • 8 x SATA ll 3.0Gbps, hot swappable drive trays
Monitors/ Notification:
  • Push Buttons and LCD Display Panel for setup and status
  • Environment and drive failure indication through LCD, LED and alarm buzzer
  • Keep silent and adequate air flow and cooling by intelligent cooling fan speed subsystem
RAID Management:
  • Field-upgradeable firmware in flash ROM via RS-232 and LAN port
  • Firmware-embedded RAID manager via RS-232 port and LCD
  • Firmware-embedded Browser-based RAID manager, SMTP manager, SNMP agent and Telnet function via LAN port
  • Support Out-of-Band API library for customer to write its own AP