Areca ARC-1883i (12Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Adapter)

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ARC-1883 12 Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Controllers

Host Bus Interface 8-Lane PCI Express® 3.0
Ports 8 x internal
Drive Connectors 2 x SFF-8643
Data Transfer Rate Up to 12Gb/s per port
Drive Support Up to 512 1SAS or SATA HDDs/SSD (SAS Expander)
Cache Memory 2GB on-board DDR3-1866 SDRAM
Physical Dimensions Low Profile: 169.5(L) x 64.4(H) mm
Power Dissipation Typical: 14.4W
Operating Temperature 0 °C to 60 °C
Operating Humidity 10% to 85%, non-condensing
RAID Levels 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD
RAID-on-Chip Controller Dual Core RAID on Chip (ROC) @ 1.2 GHz


The new third generation ARC-1883 family offers advanced technology for increased performance and improved enterprise data protection. They were designed with 1.2 GHz dual core ROC processor, DDR3-1866 memory architecture and PCIe 3.0 connectivity for the most performance-hungry data center and IT applications. The ARC-1883 family includes 8 ports low profile as well as full height 12/16/24 internal ports with additional 4 external ports with mini SAS HD connectors for 12Gb/s throughput on each port.

  • Supports up to (512) 12Gb/s SAS,SATA or SSD drives using SAS expanders
  • Support up to 8GB DDR3-1866 cache (ARC-1883ix-12/16/24)
  • Support read/write cache allocation by policy
  • DataBolt™ Bandwidth Optimizer for balance faster hosts and slower SAS or SATA devices. (For ARC-1883ix)
  • Support optional flash-based backup module (FBM) protection using SuperCap or battery SES2, SMP and SGPIO enclosure management
  • Controller level hardware encryption and self-encrypting drive 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