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ARC-1203-8i 8 port PCIe to SATA RAID controller

Areca ARC-1203-8i RAID controller
Areca ARC-1203-8i

The ARC-1203-8i PCIe to SATA RAID controller can provide up to 8 SATA III devices.

The ARC-1203 series can be easily integrated into a variety of hardware and software platforms. The RAID controllers are perfect for cost-effective and powerful NAS (Network Attached Storage), DVR (Digital Video Recording) and suitable for further applications that require high reliability and performance.

Features and Benefits

  • Supports up to 8 x 6 Gbps SATA HDDs
  • 4 x 6 Gbps speed at each port
  • 512 MB SDRAM with ECC
  • PCIe 2.0 x4 host interface
  • ARM processor
  • Online capacity expansion, RAID level/stripe size migration
  • Online volume set growth
  • Redundant flash image for adapter availability
  • Support greater than 2 TB per volume set
  • Battery backup module optional (BBM)
  • Multiple ARC-1203-8i adapter can be used simultaneously, if more than 8 HDDs must be controlled
  • Serial bus and SGPIO enclosure management
  • Support for native 4K and 512 byte sector SATA devices
  • Broad operating system support including Windows, MAC OS X, Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris

Technical Specifications

Model Areca ARC-1203-8i
RAID level 0, 1, 1E, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, JBOD
RAID features Multiple RAID selection, instant availability and background initialization, greater than 2 TB per volume set (64-bit LBA support)
Online expansion Online array roaming, online capacity expansion, RAID level/stripe size migration, online volume set growth
Adapter Architecture
Host bus type PCIe 2.0 x4
Processor ARM processor
Controller flash image redundant
Battery backup optional
Cache 512 MB on-board SDRAM with ECC
HDDs 8 x 6 Gbps SATA
HDD ports 2 x SFF-8087
Environment Specification
Humidity 15 % ~ 80 %, non-condensing
Operating temperature +5 °C ~ 60 °C
Physical dimensions/mm (Width x Height) 168 x 64.4
Form factor Low Profile
Operating Systems
Supported OS Windows Windows 10/8/2012/7/2008/Vista/XP/2003
Free BSD
Solaris 10/11 x86/x86_64
Mac OS X 10.5.x or higher