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18.09.2018 13:12 Age: 1 Jahr(e)

New 6-bay RAID system from Areca supports up to 10 Gigabit per second transfer speed over USB C

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USB 3.1 just received another big speed boost. Reason enough for Areca to use the wide spreading port in its new RAID system ARC-8050U3-6. As Areca’s German general importer, Starline will be delivering the inexpensive new model - with the fabulous transfer rate of over 1000 megabytes per second - as early as October 2018.

Up till now, backwards compatibility has usually meant making compromises. In the new ARC-8050U3-6 RAID system, however, this does not apply. The ingenious storage box handles four transmission threads via a single connection: USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB 3.1 and Thunderbolt 3. Depending on the host connection type, the inexpensive Compact Tower is capable of achieving transfer speeds between 480 Mbps and 10 Gbps.


The compact system achieves such high transfer rates because it can be equipped with fast (12 Gbps) SAS drives. Of course, the unit supports cheaper SATA and SSD disks with its Six "hot swappable" bays. Equipped with 6 x 14 TB HDDs, the ARC-8050U3 offers a gross capacity of 84 TB. Should things get tight, the built-in SAS expansion port offers an option for additional capacities.


As an operating system-independent storage system, installation is feasible without the need for additional software or drivers. It supports RAID Levels 0, 1, 10, 1E, 3, 5, 6, Single Disk and JBOD for optimal stored data security. In addition, the ARC-8050U3 can be optionally equipped with a battery backup module. This protects the data in the Cache Memory in the event of an unexpected power failure. Its controller-level ROC hardware encryption manages all types of drives without compromising overall performance.


Configuration and monitoring can be performed by the user directly from the integrated LCD panel or via Ethernet connection using your web browser.

The compact storage cubes are suitable wherever large amounts of data need to be made quickly available to individual workstations. This is particularly true for the media industry, for example in audio or video editing environments as well as professional photo manipulation. Since there must be no disturbing noises, the Areca engineers installed an intelligent cooling system in the ARC-8050U3-6. It continuously adapts to the ambient conditions by automatically regulating the speed of the super smooth brushless fans.



From the laboratory

The Areca ARC-8050U3-6 achieved the following transfer rates to the host:
·  RAID 0 Transfer:
1046 MB/S (Read)
1055 MB/S (Write)
·  RAID 5 Transfer:
1046 MB/S (Read)
936 MB/S (Write)
 Example: A 15GB 4K video is written to the RAID system in approx two minutes.
If you can do without USB compatibility, you can also get native Thunderbolt 3 Areca systems with up to 40 Gbit/sec throughput from Starline.


About Starline:

Starline Computer has more than 30 years of professional experience with data storage systems - having been in the storage and server business since 1982. We are one of the first companies to completely dedicate ourselves to storage and server solutions. This guarantees our partners a maximum of competence. Starline provides complete virtualization and storage solutions such as SAN, RAID, NAS, IP storage, servers, tape libraries and autoloaders, RAID controllers, FC switches, backup software, HBAs and more.