Areca ARC-8050T3U-6MV (V Mountable Mobile 6 Bay Thunderbolt 3 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C RAID Enclosure)

MSRP: $1,999.00
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Expected release date is 3rd Feb 2020


The ARECA ARC-8050T3U-6MV is a scaled down and portable version of the standard 6 Bay 8050T3U enclosure, like the 8050T3U-6M but comes with a V Mount Plate to 4 pin XLR. This allows users to use V Mount batteries in case they need to work off site or in the field.


The 8050T3U-6M ONLY accepts SAS/SATA 2.5 inch drives. Fully populated, the 6M will be lighter and more portable for the professional who brings their work with them. The 8050T3U is built for anyone who has a workflows located in different locations and needs the weight savings without any sacrifices in performance. 


Areca's ARC-8050T3U supports both Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.2 Type C ports that allow users to work from any compatible device. ARC-8050T3U is equipped with dual Thunderbolt™ 3 ports for connecting to any Thunderbolt 3-enabled host and offers an additional Thunderbolt 3 port for daisy-chaining other peripherals, while also supplying power for quick notebook charging. Thunderbolt 3 supports data transfers at up to 40 Gbps, which is twice the bandwidth of Thunderbolt 2 and 4 times faster than USB 3.2 Gen 2.


  • Thunderbolt 3 and USB C (Gen.2/USB 3.2) compatible
  • SAS/SATA compatible
  • Hardware RAID built in
  • Daisy chaining up to six devices
  • Controller-Based H/W Encryption Engine
  Thunderbolt™ 3 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 to 12Gb/s SAS RAID Storage
ARC-8050T3U-4 ARC-8050T3U-6M ARC-8050T3U-6 ARC-8050T3U-8 ARC-8050T3U-12
Form Factor Desktop 4-Bay Desktop 6-Bay Desktop 8-Bay Desktop 12-Bay
Connection Thunderbolt 3 x 2 / Display Port x 1
Disk Port 4 x 6Gb/s SAS/SATA 6 x / 8 x / 12 x 12Gb/s SAS or 6Gb/s SATA
I/O Processor One Core 800 MHz SAS ROC Dual Core 1.2 GHz SAS ROC
On-Board Cache 1GB DDR3-800 2GB DDR3-1866
Expansion Support N/A SFF-8644 (2-lanes) N/A SFF-8644 (4-lanes)
Cooling Fan 1 x 2700rpm 2 x 2700rpm
Power Supply 135W 180W 270W 400W
Physical Dimensions
(H x W x D)
4.84 x 6.51 x 9.11 in
(123 x 165.6 x 232 mm)
4.84 x 8.45 x 9.11 in
(146 x 255 x 290 mm)
5.7 x 11.8 x 11.4 in
(146 x 302 x 290 mm)
8.1 x 12.2 x 11.4 in
(206 x 310 x 290 mm)
Weight 8.0 lbs / 3.6 Kg 13.2 lbs / 6.0 Kg 14.9 lbs / 6.8 Kg 20.8 lbs / 9.5 Kg
DC_IN N/A 4-pin XLR N/A
RAID Level 0, 1, 10, 3, 5, 6, Single Disk, JBOD 0, 1, 10, 3, 5, 6, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk, JBOD
OS Support Thunderbolt 3: macOS 10.12 or later & Windows 8/10 or later ;
USB: OS Independent
Computer Port Type Thunderbolt™ 3, USB-C, USB X.X
BBM Support No Yes (optional): ARC-6120BAT021-T3



ARC-8050T3U-6/6M/8/12 RAID storage is built to deliver unprecedented performance, using only carefully, best-in-class components. These include the dual core LSI SAS2308, 12Gb/s SAS ROC, 2GB DDR3-1866 SDRAM with ECC protection and the latest Thunderbolt3-encbled USB-C ports up to 40Gbps, dual 4K UHD external displays.


12G SAS Chip Set:

ARC-8050T3U-6/6M/8/12 series integrate the latest Broadcom 12Gb/s dual core SAS Raid-on-Chip to give you the maximum SAS and SATA bandwidth and protection you need to tackle even the hardest challenging tasks easily.


Hardware RAID Controller:

At the heart of ARC-8050TU3 RAID storage is the incredibly powerful dual-core Broadcom SAS3108 ROC, giving effortless performance as desirable. It delivers true hardware RAID function without sharing the CPU computing power on the host system and also eases off CPU loading as compared to software RAID and when rebuilding an array in the event of a drive failure.


Multiple Devices System:

Thunderbolt daisy-chaining allows connection of up to six devices, so customers can connect ARC-8050T3U for massive amounts of video storage with a single Thunderbolt connection to their host computer. Additionally, ARC-8050T3U supports a full sized DisplayPort video output connector on its rear, allowing for a quick and easy 8K 30Hz display setup.


Compatible with Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2

The Apple’s Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter (sold separately) lets you connect Areca ARC-8050T3U solutions to any of the Mac with a Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port and macOS Sierra 10.12 or later