Areca ARC-1200 2-Port PCIe x1 to SATA RAID Controller

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2-Port PCIe x1 to SATA RAID Adapter

The Areca ARC-1200 SATA ll RAID host adapter is a PCI-Express x1 bus to SATA Disk Array host adapter. It provides two SATA ll ports on a single controller. It is used the same RAID kernel of its field-proven external RAID controller. When properly configured, the SATA RAID adapter can provide a high degree of performance and fault tolerance with data mirroring for maximum protection. The ARC-1200 is the industry's most compelling PCIe x1 to SATA ll RAID solution which economically delivers full-featured true hardware RAID to desktop and workstations as well as entry-level servers.

Areca PCIe x1 RAID Card Comparison
Model Name
Host Bus Type
PCIe x1
RAID Level Support
0, 1, Single Disk and JBOD
Cache Memory
Driver Support
2*SATA ll
Internal Disk Connector
External Disk Connector
Lan Port

500MHz Storage processor  
PCIe x1 bus  
DDR2 400 SDRAM  
Write-through or write-back cache support  
Support up to 2 SATA ll drives  
Multi-adapter support for large storage requirements  
BIOS boot support for greater fault tolerance  
BIOS PnP (plug and play) and BBS (BIOS boot specification) support  
NVRAM for RAID event & transaction log  
Redundant flash image for adapter availability  
RoHS Compliant      

RAID Features  
RAID level 0, 1, Single Disk and JBOD  
Multiple RAID selection  
Array roaming  
Online RAID level/stripe size migration  
Online capacity expansion and RAID level migration simultaneously  
Instant availability  
Automatic drive insertion / removal detection and rebuilding  
Greater than 2TB per volume set (64-bit LBA support)  
SMART disk drive monitoring for reliability      


System status indication through HDD activity/fault connector, and alarm buzzer
SMTP support email notification

SNMP support for remote notification  
I2C Enclosure management ready      

RAID Management  
Field-upgradeable firmware in flash ROM    
In-Band Manager  
Web browser-based McRAID Storage manager via Http Proxy Server for Windows, Linux and FreeBSD system  
Hot key “boot-up” McBIOS RAID manager via BIOS  
Support Command Line Interface (CLI)  
Support controller's API library for customer to write its own AP  
Single Admin Portal (SAP) monitor utility  
HDD Stress Test (HST) utility for production    
Out-of-Band Manager
Push Button and LCD display panel        

Operating System  
Windows Vista/Server 2003/XP/2000  
RedHat Linux  
SuSE Linux  
Novell Netware 6.5  
Solaris 10/11 x86/x86_64  
Mac OS 10.4.x/10.5.x (EFI BIOS support)


Form Factor: PCI Half Length/ Low Profile
Dimension: 64(H) x 168(L) mm
SATA Interface: 2 Discrete SATA Latch Connector
I/O Interface (2x1) header for fault LED connector
(2x1) header for activity LED connector
(2x4) header for LCD & enclosure management connector

Environmental Specifications

Operating: Temperature:+5°c to +50°c
  Humidity: 15-80%
Storage Temperature: Temperature:-40°c to 70°c
  Humidity: 5-90%


Power Requirements
PCIe x1