Areca ARC-1203-2I (2 Port PCIe SATA RAID Adapter)

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ARC-1203 series internal PCIe 2.0 host RAID controllers are the cost-effective solutions for connecting 2/4/8 6Gb/s SATA peripherial devices. Areca’s ARC-1203 series entry-level RAID controllers cover the spectrum of wild range storage requirements for cost-sensitive applications that require robust data protection. The 2/4/8 port configurations are aimed at high-availability and capacity oriented applications, such as security systems, surveillance, multimedia content generation, large-volume data capturing, mail servers and entry-level database systems.




  ARC-1203 Series 6Gb/s SATA RAID Adapters
ARC-1203-2i ARC-1203-4i ARC-1203-8i
Host Bus Interface 1-Lane PCI Express® 2.0 4-Lane PCI Express® 2.0
Ports 2 x internal 4 x internal 8 x internal
Drive Connectors 2 Discrete SATA latch connector 1 x SFF-8087 2 x SFF-8087
Data Transfer Rate Up to 6Gb/s per port
Drive Support Up to 2 x SATA HDDs/SSD Up to 4 x SATA HDDs/SSD Up to 8 x SATA HDDs/SSD
Cache Memory 512MB on-board DDR3-1066 SDRAM 1GB on-board DDR3-1066 SDRAM with ECC protection
Physical Dimensions Low Profile: 134(L) x 64(H)mm Low Profile: 168(L) x 64.4(H) mm
BBM Support ARC-6120BA-T121-12G
Power Dissipation Typical: 8W Typical: 10W Typical: 11W
Operating Temperature 0 °C to 60 °C with 200 LFM airflow
Operating Humidity 10% to 85%, non-condensing
RAID Levels RAID level 0, 1 and Single Disk RAID level 0, 1, 10(1E), 3, 5, 6, 30, 50, 60 and Single Disk
RAID-on-Chip Controller ARM_based storage I/O processor@ 1.066 GHz





RAID Features
  • Multiple RAID selection
  • Configurable stripe size up to 1MB
  • Support HDD firmware update
  • Online array roaming
  • Online RAID level/stripe size migration
  • Online capacity expansion and RAID level migration simultaneously
  • Online volume set growth
  • SED (self-encrypting drives) function support
  • Multiple pairs SSD/HDD disk clone function
  • SSD automatic monitor clone (AMC) support
  • Instant availability and background initialization
  • Support global and dedicated hot spare
  • Automatic drive insertion/removal detection and rebuilding
  • Support for native 4K and 512 byte sector SAS and SATA devices
  • Support intelligent power management to save energy and extend service life
  • Support NTP protocol synchronize RAID controller clock over the on board Ethernet port



Operating Systems

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Red Hat Linux, Centos Linux, SUSE Linux, Fedora, Debian Linux, Ubuntu Linux
  • OpenBSD
  • XenServer
  • unRAID Sun Solaris
  • FreeBSD
  • macOS
  • VMware ESXi