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8 BAY 12Gb/s SAS Expander Storage Solution

Model: ARC-4038    


The ARC-4038 8Bay Expander is built on the latest advancement of 12Gb/s SAS connectivity combined with the performance proven Areca ARC-1883X PCIe RAID Controller. Customers will appreciate the affordable, performance driven and scalable storage solution that the ARC-4038 solution offers. The 12Gb/s SAS interface supports both 12Gb/s and 6Gb/s Hard Drives for data intensive applications. Built-in 12Gb Expander ports enables you to expand your total capacity up to 256 drives with additional expander units to meet your growing data requirements.


Raising the standard to higher performance levels with several enhancements, including the latest ARC-1883X hardware RAID controller featuring a 1.2Ghz Dual-Core ROC processor, a DDR3-1866 memory architecture and high performance PCIe 3.0 Host-Bus Interface. 


Supports multi-steam SD, DVCPRO HD, Apple ProRes 422/444, HD, UHD, 4K, 6K, 8K and 360 video workflows.




U3/16-Bay CR-R16E12G

U4/24-Bay CR-R24E12G







RAID 1+0









Drives Supported

  • SATA or SAS Hard Drives up to 10TB

  • 12Gb or 6Gb Hard Disk or Solid State Drives

  • 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch Drives

Host Interface Port

  • 4x SFF-8644 host/expansion

  • 1x SFF-8088 host/expansion

Management Port

  • 1x 6-pin UART RJ-11

  • 1x RJ-45 LAN port


  • Individual drive bay power, activity and failure LED

Power Supply

  • 220W maximum continuous

  • Voltage 90-256 V rated

  • Frequency 50-60 Hz

  • Amperage +12V/16A, +5V/16A, +3.3V/14A

Cooling Fan

  • Speed - 2x 2700 rpm / Brushless fan

  • Amperage - 2x 0.135A

  • Low-Noise - Self Adjusting Speed

Weight / Dimensions

  • 14.9lbs/6.8kg (diskless) - Exact weight depends on configuration

  • 302mm(H) x 146mm(W) x 290mm(D)

Power Consumption

  • 12V @ 1.9Amps = 22.8W

  • +5V @ 0.52Amps = 2.6W

Environmental Temp

  • Operating: 0 to 40C

  • Storage: -40 to 70C

Relative Humidity

  • Operating: 10% to 80% (non-condensing)

  • Storage: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)

RAID Controller:




  • PCIe 3.0 x8 / 12Gb SAS Hardware RAID Controller

  • Dual Core RAID-on-Chip (ROC) 1.2GHz Processor

  • 2GB DDR3-1866 SDRAM with ECC Cache


  • Supports up to 256 SATA or SAS Drives using SAS Expanders

  • RAID Level 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10 (1E), 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD

  • Multiple RAID 0 and RAID 10 (1E) support (RAID 00 and RAID 100)

  • 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

  • Controller level Hardware Encryption function support

  • Instant availability and background volume initialization

  • Supports Gloval and Dedicated Hot-Spare

  • Automatic Drive insertion/removal detection and rebuilding

  • Support for native 4K and 512 Byte Sector SAS and SATA Drives

  • SSD automatic monitor clone (AMC) support


  • SMTP support for email notification

  • SNMP support for remote manager

  • Audible Drive Failure and Fan Failure Alarm


  • 3-Year Limited Warranty + Advance Replacement

  • 5-Year Hard Drive Warranty

  • ARC-4038X-32TB : $3999

  • ARC-4038X-48TB : $4999

  • ARC-4038X-64TB : $6999

  • ARC-4038X-80TB : $8999

Includes 8Bay 12G Expander Tower,  PCIe 12G SAS RAID Controller (ARC-1883X) with External 12G MiniSAS HD Cable

8x Hard Drives Enterprise Class 7200RPM SATA Hard Drives - Pre-Configured and Ready to Use

3 Year  Advanced Replacement Warranty + Premium Support / 5 Year Hard Drive Warranty





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