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ARC-1216-4i, 4 Port PCIe to 12 Gbps SAS RAID-Controller

Areca ARC-1216-4i
Areca ARC-1216-4i

Areca’s high-performance ARC-1216-4i 12 Gbps SAS RAID host adapter can provide up to 4 SAS/SATA peripheral devices.

The adapters are based on the same RAID kernel of field-proven external RAID adapter.

Applications that benefit most features from these controllers include NAS, server RAID solutions, web servers, supercomputing, near-line backup, security systems and streaming applications.

Features and benefits

  • Supports up to 4 internal SAS/SATA HDDs
  • 12 Gbps speed at each port
  • 1 GB DDR3-1600 SDRAM
  • 1.2 GHz RAID-on-Chip Processor for high RAID 6 Performance
  • Multiple RAID 0 and RAID 10 (1E) support (RAID 00 and RAID 100)
  • Configurable stripe size up to 1024 KB
  • Support HDD firmware update
  • Online capacity expansion, RAID level/stripe size migration
  • Online volume set growth
  • Redundant flash image for adapter availability
  • Battery backup module optional (BBM)
  • Broad operating support including Windows,MAC OS X, Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD and VMware

Technical specifications

Model Areca ARC-1216-4i
Adapter Architecture
Host Bus Type PCIe 3.0 x8
Processor 1.2 GHz RAID-on-Chip for high RAID 6 Performance
Controller-Flash-Image redundant
RAID Engine Intel RAID engine
Batterie Backup optional
Cache DDR3-1600 1 GB
HDDs 4 x 12 Gbps SAS/SATA
HDD Ports 1 x SFF-8643
Operating Systems
Supported OS Windows 10/8/Server 2012 R2/7/2008/Vista/XP/2003
Solaris 10/11 x86/x86_64
Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
RAID Level 0, 1, 10 (1E), 3, 5, 6
RAID Features Multiple RAID selection, instant availability and background initialization, support spin down drives when not in use to extend service life (MAID), support NTP protocol synchronize RAID controller clock over the on board Ethernet port.
Online Expansion Online array roaming, online RAID level/stripe size migration, online capacity expansion and RAID level migration simultaneously, online volume set growth.
Environment Specification
Humidity 4 5% ~ 85 %, non-condensing
Operating Temperature 0 °C ~ 40 °C
Physical Dimensions/mm (Width x Height) 169,5 x 64,4
Form Factor Low Profile