Areca ARC-1330-8X (6Gb/s SAS Host Non RAID Adapter)

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The ARC-1330 series is a low profile host adapter. It brings the fastest available connections to SAS data transfer rates of 12, 6, and 3 Gb/s per lane and SATA data transfer rates of 6 and 3Gb/s per lane interface storage on any computer, workstation and server with PCI Express 3.0 interface.

The adapters are backwards compatible with existing and future RAID, and expander solutions. It provides maximum bandwidth and I/O connectivity for high-end server-based storage systems with internal storage or when connecting to large-scale storage enclosures.



  • x8 Internal Ports
  • x2 SFF-8644
  • x8 lane PCI Express® 3.0
  • Connects to SAS/SATA HDDs, solid state driver (SSDs) and removable media (DAS/JBOD)
  • Support a maximum 128 SAS/SATA devices using SAS expander
  • Serial Attached SCSI (SAS-3.0) compliant
  • Hot-plug capability
  • Support staggered spin-up, hot-plug and Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
  • Support port multiplier
  • Support ATA-8 microcode download for upgrading SATA disk drive firmware
  • Support SES microcode download for upgrading enclosure expander firmware


Management Monitor:

ArcSAP Storage Manager

  • Graphical-based management utility

 McSAS Utility

  • Command-line interface
  • API code support

 McBIOS Configuration Utility

  • Legacy configuration utility
  • Flashable BIOS support


  • Enclosure management for internal port via LED and SES3/SGPIO
  • Enclosure management for external port via SAS expander


Operating Systems:

  • Microsoft Windows
  • MacOS
  • RedHat
  • Centos
  • Ubuntu
  • SUSE
  • XenServer