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 12Bay 2U Rackmount Thunderbolt 3 Hardware RAID Enclosure




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. ARC-8050T3-12R is equipped with dual Thunderbolt 3 ports for connecting to any Thunderbolt 3 enabled Mac or PC host and o daisy-chaining other Thunderbolt 3 devices, while also supplying power for quick notebook charging. The Thunderbolt daisy-chaining allows connection of up to six devices, so customers can connect ARC-8050T3-12R for massive amounts of video storage with a single Thunderbolt connection to their host computer. ARC-8050T3-12R can meet the demand of users when working with rich, ultra-high resolution media through Thunderbolt 3 interface. The ARC-8050T3-12R also sports a 12Gb MiniSAS Expander Port for adding more storage by daisy-chaining addition JBOD units and a full sized DisplayPort video output on its rear, allowing for a quick and easy secondary 4K display running at full 60Hz.



Unparalleled Performance

ARC-8050T3-12R is a 12bay 4U Rackmount SAS/SATA Hardware RAID Storage solution for both PC and Mac working environments. The ARC-8050T3-12R performance is driven by an on-board Hardware RAID-On-Chip and ECC SDRAM memory delivering true high performance RAID protection against drive failure. This combination helps to provide a high performance storage device ready to take on real time multi-steam HD, UltraHD, VR, 360, 4K, 6K and 8Kworkflows.


12Gb SAS Expander Port

The ARC-8050T3-12R offers a 12Gb MiniSAS expansion port that allows you to Instantly grow your storage. Effortlessly add additional cost-effective 12G SAS Expander JBOD  Units, up to 256 drives total! Or convert any existing MiniSAS expander JBOD storage to be use with any Thunderbolt 3 enabled host.


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 is designed for quick managing and configuring the ARC-8050T3-12R 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-8050T3-12R 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-8050T3-12R 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-8050T3-12R without impacting the performance for higher levels of security and protection.





  • Thunderbolt 3 High performance 40Gbps

  • 12Gb MiniSAS Expansion Port

  • Support simultaneous 4K in/output workflow

  • Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports

  • Display Port

  • Configuration by Thunderbolt / LAN Port / LCD

  • Supports bootable drive via Thunderbolt


  • Advanced configuration for video optimized performance

  • Enterprise-Class Data Protection and Security

  • Controller-level Hardware Encryption

  • SED-Based Enryption Support

  • Support BBM option for cache protection (Optional)

  • Intelligent Power On/Off Function for data integrity

  • Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) Cable Included



Controller-Level Hardware Encryption


Host independent real-time controller-based hardware encryption without impacting the performance of the ARC-8050T3-12R RAID storage and can implement on any kind of hard drive that is transparent to the user, the operating system, and applications.





The Areca encryption function secures a sensitive, mission-critical volume's data from unauthorized access or modification in the event of drive theft, as well as more routine activities such as the return of defective drives for servicing, the decommission or repurposing of drives. Local key management in the controller is designed to protect data from security breaches with minimal cost and complexity. Users can use the ARC-8050T3 RAID storage API code to design its own key management utility. Supports 128-bit and 256-bit encryption keys, AES (a key size of 128 and 256 bits) or password (a variable key size)




Hardware RAID Features

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

• Multiple RAID selection

• 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

• Multiple pairs SSD/HDD disk clone function

• SSD automatic monitor clone (AMC) support

• SED (Self-encrypting drives) function support

• Controller-Level Hardware Volume Encryption

• Support HDD firmware update

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

• Redundant flash image for adapter availability

• System status indication through LCD, LED and alarm buzzer

• 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

Case Specifications



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

    Thunderbolt Daisy-Chain Support - Up to 6 Devices

  • 12Gb MiniSAS Expansion Port

  • Display Port

  • Ethernet Port (For RAID Management Only)

Cooling Fan

  • 2x 80mm self regulating fans

Operating Temperature

  • 0~40c

Operation Humidity

  • 5% ~ 95% Non-Condensing

Power Supply

  • Redundant 1+1 400W PSU w/ Quiet Fan

Dimensions / Weight

  • 3.5in (W) x 17.5in (H) x 17.6in (D) - w/o Handles

  • 3.5in (W) x 18.9in (H) x 19in (D) - with Handles

  • 59.5 lbs (Diskless)


OS Support

  • Mac OS X 10.10 or higher

  • Windows 7 or higher

Kit Contents

  • Areca 12-Bay 3U Rackmount Storage Enclosure

  • (12) Removable Hot-Swap disk modules

  • (1) Thunderbolt Cable (USB-C)

  • Quick Start Guide

  • Power Cord



Warranty & Support


3 Year Standard Warranty / 5 Year HDD Warranty

2 Year Extended Warranty (5 year Total) : Optional


Tech Support : (909) 606-1111 x113


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