Areca ARC-1226-8x (12 Gb/s SAS RAID Adapters)

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Host Bus Interface 8-Lane PCI Express® 3.0
Ports 8 x external
Drive Connectors 2 x SFF-8644
Data Transfer Rate Up to 12Gb/s per port
Drive Support Up to 8 x
Cache Memory 1GB on-board DDR3-1600 SDRAM with ECC protection
Physical Dimensions Low Profile: 169.5(L) x 64.4(H) mm
BBM Support ARC-1883-CAP / ARC-6120BA-T121-12G
Power Dissipation Typical: 14.4W
Operating Temperature 0 °C to 60 °C with 200 LFM airflow
Operating Humidity 10% to 85%, non-condensing
RAID Levels RAID level 0, 1, 10(1E), 3, 5, 6, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD
RAID-on-Chip Controller Dual Core RAID-on-Chip 1.2GHz
  • Supports up to (8) 12Gb/s SAS,SATA or SSD drives
  • 8 internal Ports
  • Support up to 1GB DDR3-1600 cache
  • Support read/write cache allocation by policy
  • Support optional flash-based backup module (FBM) protection using SuperCap or battery
  • Controller level hardware encryption and self-encrypting drive management
  • SGPIO and Series Bus enclosure management
  • Redundant flash image for adapter availability
  • Multiple RAID 0 and RAID 10 (1E) support (RAID 00 and RAID100)
  • Support RAID 1 - Multi Mirroring and Mirrored Pass-Through Disk
  • Broad operating support including Windows, Linux (open source),FreeBSD (open source), Soaris (open source), Mac and VMware

ARC-12x6 internal PCIe 3.0 host RAID controllers are a cost-effective solutions for connecting up to 4/8 12Gb/s SAS peripheral devices. The 12Gb/s SAS is designed for backward compatibility with 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s SAS/SATA hard drives. The 12Gb/s SAS interface supports both 12Gb/s SAS disk drives for data-intensive applications and 6Gb/s SATA drives for low-cost bulk storage of reference data. The ARC-1216-4i/4x and ARC-1226-8i/8x RAID controllers only support directly attach to 4/8 SAS/SATA drives without supporting the expand function. The ARC-12x6 series default support 1GB on-board DDR3-1600 SDRAM memory.


  • Multiple RAID 0 and RAID 10 (1E) support (RAID 00 and RAID100)
  • Support RAID 1 - Multi Mirroring and Mirrored Pass-Through Disk
  • 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