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Areca RAID-Systems


With external systems ARC-8042 and ARC-8050T3 Areca offers very quiet RAID-Systems with slim dimensions.

Use the external Areca RAID-Systems with your Windows-PC and Mac/Linux. Designed and leveraged with Areca existing high performance solutions, these RAID-Systems deliver high-capacity performance at the best of cost/performance value. With RAID technology, it allows one HDD failure without impact on the existing data and failed drive rebuild is transparent to the host.

Areca RAID adapters and external enclosures are an external solution for use with your PC or Mac workstation.

Areca RAID-System with internal controller:


Model Host Drives Expansion Controller Enclosure
ARC-8042 2 x miniSAS HD, SFF-8644 (4 x 12 Gbps per Port) 12 x 3.5 LFF SAS/SATA, 12 Gbps yes single Tower
ARC-8050T3-4 2 x Thunderbolt 3 (2 x 40 Gbps per Port) 4 x 3.5 LFF SAS/SATA, 6 Gbps no single Tower
ARC-8050T3-6 2 x Thunderbolt 3 (2 x 40 Gbps per Port) 6 x 3.5 LFF SAS/SATA, 12 Gbps yes single Tower
ARC-8050T3-8 2 x Thunderbolt 3 (2 x 40 Gbps per Port) 8 x 3.5 LFF SAS/SATA, 12 Gbps no single Tower
ARC-8050T3-12 2 x Thunderbolt 3 (2 x 40 Gbps per Port) 12 x 3.5 LFF SAS/SATA, 12 Gbps yes single Tower
ARC-8050T3-12R 2 x Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gbps per Port) 12 x 3.5 LFF / 12 x 2.5 SFF SAS/SATA, 12 Gbps yes single Rackmount
ARC-8050T3-24R 2 x Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gbps per Port) 24 x 3.5 LFF / 24 x 2.5 SFF SAS/SATA, 12 Gbps yes single Rackmount
ARC-8050T3-24R SAN up to 9 x Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gbps per Port) 24 x 3.5 LFF / 24 x 2.5 SFF SAS/SATA, 12 Gbps yes single Rackmount