USB 3.0

USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C  (USB-C)


 12Gb MiniSAS

Thunderbolt 3

16Gb Fibre Thunderbolt 6Gb MiniSAS iSCSI


12Bay Thunderbolt 3 Hardware RAID





Unleash Your Creativity Faster Than Ever

Thunderbolt™ 3 brings Thunderbolt to USB-C at speeds up to 40Gbps, creating one compact port that does it all – delivering the fastest, most versatile connection to any dock, display, or data device. ARC-8050T3 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. The Thunderbolt daisy-chaining allows connection of up to six devices, so customers can connect ARC-8050T3 for massive amounts of video storage with a single Thunderbolt connection to their host computer. ARC-8050T3 can meet the demand of users when working with rich, ultra-high resolution media through Thunderbolt 3 interface. The ARC-8050T3 also sports a full sized DisplayPort video output on its rear, allowing for a quick and easy 4K 60Hz display setup.


Unparalleled Performance

ARC-8050T3-12 is 12bay desktop SAS/SATA Hardware RAID Storage solution for both PC and Mac working environments. The ARC-8050T3-12 performance is driven by an on-board RAID-On-Chip and ECC SDRAM memory to deliver true high performance hardware RAID protection against drive failure. This combination helps to provide a high performance storage device ready to take on real time multi-steam HD, 4K, 6K and 8K workflows.


Enabling an Easy-to-Manage Storage Utility

Configuration and monitoring can be managed either through the LCD control panel, Thunderbolt interface or LAN port. The ArcSAP graphical user interface (GUI) is designed for quick managing and configuring the ARC-8050T3-12 RAID storage. The intelligent cooling continuously adapts to environmental conditions by automatically controlling the speed of the cooling fans but still keeping a low-noise working environment.


Enterprise Class Data Availability and Security


The ARC-8050T3-12 supports Hardware RAID 5 for uninterrupted data availability in a single drive failure event or  RAID 6 for dual drive failure safeguard. Hot-Swappable drive bays provides zero downtime during a drive failure event. Intelligent power On/Off function powers the ARC-8050T3-12 unit in unison with the host computer during startup and shut-down for extra level of data integrity. Board-level hardware encryption manages all drives attached to the ARC-8050T3-12 without impacting the performance for higher levels of security and protection.


12Gb SAS Expander Port


The storage capacity can be expanded instantly by adding additional cost effective ARC-4038 12G SAS Expander units, up to 256 drives with multiple 12G SAS expanders solutions like the 8 bay tower 16 or 24bay rackmount 12G SAS Expander solutions too! Ultimately allowing you to convert your 12G SAS expander storage to be use with any Thunderbolt 3 enabled host.




  • High performance 40Gbps

  • Thunderbolt 3 interface

  • Support simultaneous 4K in/output workflow

  • Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports for daisy-chaining

  • Display Port

  • 12Gb SAS Expander port for 12Gb SAS expansion

  • Configuration by Thunderbolt / LAN Port / LCD

  • Support bootable drive via Thunderbolt

  • Advanced configuration for video optimized performance

  • Enterprise-Class Data Protection and Security

  • Controller-level Hardware Encryption

  • Support BBM option for cache protection (Optional)

  • Intelligent Power On/Off Function for data integrity

  • Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) Cable Included




Hardware Features


• High Performance 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 Interface (USB-C)

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

• Multiple RAID / Volume Support

• Disk Cloning / Clone and Replace Function

• Support up to 1MB stripe size

• Online array roaming

• Online RAID level/stripe size migration

• Support global hot spare and local hot spare

• Instant availability and background initialization

• Advanced configuration for smooth data streaming

• Disk scrubbing/ array verify scheduling support

• SSD automatic monitor clone (AMC) support

• SED (Self-encrypting drives) function support

• Controller-Level Hardware Volume Encryption

128 and 256bit Encryption Key using AES or Password Support

• Support HDD firmware update

• Support for native 4K and 512 byte sector SAS and SATA devices

• Redundant flash image for adapter availability

• System status indication through LCD, LED and alarm buzzer

• Support BBM (Battery Backup Module) optional

Provides power to the ARC-8050T3 cache memory if it contains data not yet written to the hard drives when power failure occurs

• Complete configuration management suite

- McRAID manager – browser-based management (LAN or Thunderbolt)

- ArcSAP manager – multi-language management software

- Push Buttons and LCD Display panel for setup and status

- Command Line Interface (CLI)- scriptable configuration tool

- API libraries support - combine GUI with user management utility

- SNMP support for remote monitoring

- SMTP support for email notification





Drive Support

  • Up to 12x 12Gb/s or 6Gb/s SAS/SATA HDD or SSD

  • 2.5" or 3.5" Drives


  • Two 40Gb/s Thunderbolt 2 Ports (To Host)

    • Daisy-Chain Support - Up to 6 Devices

  • Display Port

    • Connect to a 4K 60Hz Display Monitor

  • HD MiniSAS Expansion Port (SFF-8644)

    • Connect External MiniSAS JBODs up to 256 Drives Total!

Cooling Fan

  • Dual Low-Noise 92MM 2700RPM Fans (Self Regulating)

Operating Temperature

  • 0~40c

Operation Humidity

  • 5% ~ 95% Non-Condensing

Power Supply

  • 400W w/ Low-Noise Fan


Dimensions / Weight

  • 8.1" (w) x 12.2" (h) x 11.4" (d)

  • 20.8lbs (Diskless)


OS Support

  • Mac OS X 10.10 or higher

  • Windows 7 or higher

Kit Contents

  • Areca 12-Bay Storage Enclosure

  • (12) Removable Hot-Swap disk modules

  • (1) Thunderbolt 3 Cable (USB-C)

  • Quick Start Guide

  • Power Cord


  • 4712774411581





ARC-8050T3-12-48TB : 48TB Solution : $5,999

ARC-8050T3-12-72TB : 72TB Solution : $7,699

ARC-8050T3-12-96TB : 96TB Solution : $9,599

ARC-8050T3-12-120TB : 120TB Solution : $11,999


Battery Backup Module : $199

4TB Spare Hot-Swap Drive Module : $349

6TB Spare Hot-Swap Drive Module : $499

8TB Spare Hot-Swap Drive Module : $599

10TB Spare Hot-Swap Drive Module : $699



Note: Solutions include Thunderbolt 3 External Cable, Enterprise Class Hard Drives - Pre-Configured

Raw Capacity Listed. Actual capacity will vary depending on RAID level, formatting, partitioning, operating system and other factors.


Warranty & Support


3 Year Standard Warranty

2 Year Extended Warranty (5 year Total) : Optional


Technical Support:

Telephone: (909) 606-1111


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