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 Thunderbolt 3 Portable 6Bay Mini (2.5inch Drive Bays) Hardware RAID


Portable RAID - Ultra Fast Data Transfers!

This 6bay storage enclosure is designed to house up to six 2.5-inch HHD or SSDs, delivering ultra-fast performance using the latest Thunderbolt™ 3 connectivity, at speeds up to 40Gbps, creating one compact and portable solution for all. The ARC-8050T3-6M is equipped with dual Thunderbolt 3 ports for connecting to any Thunderbolt 3 enabled Mac or PC host and  daisy-chaining other Thunderbolt 3 devices, while also supplying power for quick notebook charging. In addition, the ARC-8050T3-6M also features a 12Gb MiniSAS port for storage expansion, allowing add additional MiniSAS JBOD storage devices (up to 256 drives total), so customers can connect ARC-8050T3-6M for massive amounts of video storage with a single Thunderbolt connection to their host computer. ARC-8050T3-6M can meet the demand of users when working with rich, ultra-high resolution media through Thunderbolt 3 interface. The ARC-8050T3-6M also sports a full sized DisplayPort video output, allowing for an additional quick and easy 4K 60Hz display connection to your host computer.


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-8050T3-6M 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-8050T3-6M supports Hardware RAID 5 for uninterrupted data availability in a single drive failure event. Hot-Swappable drive bays provides zero downtime during a drive failure event. Intelligent power On/Off function powers the ARC-8050T3-6M in unison with the host computer during startup and shut-down for extra level of data integrity.



  • High performance 40Gbps

  • Thunderbolt 3 interface

  • Support simultaneous 4K in/output workflow

  • Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports for daisy-chaining

  • Dedicated Display Port (Support Full 4K @ 60Hz)

  • Configuration by Thunderbolt / LAN Port / LCD

  • Scalable up to 6 Thunderbolt 3 devices

  • Scalable up to 256 drives by MiniSAS Expanstion Port

  • Support bootable drive via Thunderbolt

  • Advanced configuration for video optimized performance

  • Enterprise-Class Data Protection

  • Support BBM option for cache protection (Optional)

  • Intelligent Power On/Off Function for data integrity

  • DC In 4-Pin XLR Connection

  • Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) Cable Included

  • Controller-Level Hardware Encryption

  • Compatible with Thunderbolt 2 (Adapter Not Included)


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

• 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

• 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 6x 2.5-inch 12Gb/s or 6Gb/s SAS/SATA HDD or SSD

Host Connection

  • Two 40Gb/s Thunderbolt 2 Ports

    Thunderbolt Daisy-Chain Support - Up to 6 Devices

Expansion Connection

  • 12Gb MiniSAS (SFF-8644) port

    Supports up to 256 drives total

Cooling Fan

  • 92MM 2700RPM (Self Regulating)

Operating Temperature

  • 0~40c

Operation Humidity

  • 5% ~ 95% Non-Condensing

Power Supply

  • 135W


Dimensions / Weight

  • 4.84" (w) x 6.51" (h) x 9.11" (d) inches

  • 8.0 lbs (Diskless)


OS Support

  • Mac OS X 10.10 or higher

  • Windows 7 or higher

Kit Contents

  • Areca 6-Bay Storage Enclosure

  • (6) Removable Hot-Swap disk Trays (supporting 2.5" Drives)

  • (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


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