Areca ARC-1215-4i (4-Port PCIe 3.0 Internal 6Gbps SAS RAID Adapter) DISCONTINUED

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(4-Port PCIe 3.0 Internal 6Gbps SAS RAID Adapter)

SAS 2.0 is designed for much higher speed data transfer than previous available and backward compatibility with SAS 1.0. The 6Gb/s SAS interface supports both 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s SAS/SATA disk drives for data-intensive applications and 6Gb/s or 3Gb/s SATA drives for low-cost bulk storage of reference data. The ARC-12x5 family only support directly attach to 4/8 SAS/SATA drives without supporting the expand function.

PCIe 3.0 6Gb/s SAS RAID Controller
Model Name
I/O Processor
Dual Core RAID-on-Chip 800MHz
On-Board Cache
1GB on-board DDR3-1333 SDRAM with ECC
Driver Connector
1 x SFF-8087
2 x SFF-8087
Management Port
In-Band: PCIe / Out-of-Band: BIOS, LCD (Optional) and LAN Port
Enclosure Ready
Individual Activity/Faulty Header, Serial Bus and SGPIO
Form Factor (LxH)
Low Profile: 169.5 x 64.4 mm

Adapter Architecture
Dual Core RAID-on-Chip (ROC) 800 MHz processor
PCIe 3.0 x8 lane host interface
1GB on-board DDR3-1333 SDRAM with ECC
Write-through or write-back cache support
ARC-1215-4i supports up to 4 x 6Gb/s SAS/SATA HDDs
BIOS boot support for greater fault tolerance
BIOS PnP (plug and play) and BBS (BIOS boot specification) support
Support EFI BIOS for Mac Pro
NVRAM for RAID event & transaction log
Redundant flash image for controller availability
Multi-adapter support for large storage requirements
Battery Backup Module (BBM) ready (Optional)
  - Model: ARC-6120BA-T121
RoHS compliant

RAID Features
RAID level 0, 1, 10(1E), 3, 5, 6, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD
Multiple RAID 0 and RAID 10(1E) support (RAID 00 and RAID100)
Multiple RAID selection
Support HDD firmware update
Configurable stripe size up to 1024KB
Online array roaming
Online RAID level/stripe size migration
Online capacity expansion and RAID level migration simultaneously
Online volume set growth
Instant availability and background initialization
Support global and dedicated hot spare
Automatic drive insertion/removal detection and rebuilding
Support intelligent power management to save energy and extend service life
Support for native 4K and 512 byte sector SAS and SATA devices
SSD automatic monitor clone (AMC) support
Controller level hardware encryption function support
Support firmware level Hdd Xfer speed test

System status indication through global HDD activity/fault connector, individual activity/fault connector, LCD/I2Cconnector and alarm buzzer
SMTP support for email notification
SNMP support for remote manager
Enclosure management (Serial Bus and SGPIO) ready

RAID Management

Hot key "boot-up" McBIOS RAID manager via M/B BIOS
Web browser-based McRAID storage manager via ArcHttp proxy server for all operating systems
Support Command Line Interface (CLI)
API library for customer to write monitor utility
Single Admin Portal (SAP) monitor utility

Out-of-Band Manager
Firmware-embedded web browser-based McRAID storage manager, SMTP manager, SNMP agent and Telnet function via Ethernet port
API library for customer to write monitor utility
Support push button and LCD display panel (optional)

Operating System
Windows 8/Server2012/7/2008/Vista/XP/2003
VMware (only driver package available w/o management)
Solaris 10/11 x86/x86_64
Mac OS X 10.4 or Higher