Areca | ARC-1880X | Datasheet | Areca ARC-1880IX-24 RAID controller

( 8-16 Ports 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Adapters)
(16-28 Ports 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Adapters )
Areca high-performance ARC-1880 series PCIe 2.0 to 6Gb/s SAS RAID adapter
can provide up to (128) 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s SAS/SATA/SSD peripheral devices
using 6Gb/s SAS expanders. The adapters are based on the same RAID kernel of
field-proven external RAID adapter and same device drivers with widely used
SAS/SATA RAID adapters. Applications that benefit most features from these
adapters include NAS, server RAID solutions, supercomputing, near-line backup,
security systems, streaming and cloud computing applications.
•Supports up to (128) 6Gb/s SAS,
SATA or SSD drives using 6Gb/s
SAS expanders
•6Gb/s throughput at each drive
•Support up to 4GB DDR2-800
cache (ARC-1880ix-12/16/24)
•Family includes 8/12/16/24 internal
and/or 4/8 external 6Gb/s SAS
ports for easy expansion
•Online capacity expansion, RAID
level/stripe size migration
•Online volume set growth
•Redundant flash image for adapter
•Greater than 2TB capacity per disk
drive support
•Support greater than 2TB per
volume set and battery backup
module (BBM)
•SES2, SMP and SGPIO enclosure
•Support intelligent power
management to save energy and
extend service life.
•Broad operating support including
Windows, Linux (open source),
FreeBSD(open source),
Soaris(open source), Mac and
SAS for Maximum Scalability
SAS 2.0 is designed for backward compatibility
with SAS 1.0, twice speed data transfer 6Gb/s
than previous available. The SAS 2.0 interface
supports both 6Gb/s SAS 2.0 disk drives for
data-intensive applications, and 6Gb/s SATA
drives for low-cost bulk storage of reference
data.The ARC-1880 series adapters include
8/12/16/24 internal and 4/8 external 6Gb/s SAS
ports for easy expansion. When Areca SAS 6Gb/s
RAID adapter used with SAS 2.0 expanders, the
adapter can provide up to (128) devices through
one or more 6Gb/s SAS JBODs, making it an
ideal solution for enterprise-class storage
applications that call for maximum configuration
Unparalleled Performance
The 6Gb/s SAS RAID adapters raise the standard
to higher performhance levels with several
enhancements including new high-performance
800MHz RoC Processor, a DDR2-800 memory
architecture and high performance x8 lane PCIe
2.0 host interface bus interconnection. The
ARC-1880ix-12/16/24 controllers each include one
240-pin DIMM socket with default 1GB of ECC
DDR2-800 registered SDRAM with optional battery
backup module, upgrade to 4GB. The
ARC-1880i/1880x/1880ixl-8/1880ixl-12 low profile
boards default support 512MB on-board memory.
Those low profile boards are ideal for 1U/2U
Unsurpassed Data Availability
The RAID 6 can offer fault tolerance greater that
RAID 1 or RAID 5 but only consumes the capacity
of 2 disk drives for distributed parity data. The
6Gb/s SAS RAID controllers with extreme
performance RAID 6 engine installed provide the
highest RAID 6 feature to meet this requirement.
The 6Gb/s SAS RAID controllers can also provide
RAID levels 0, 1, 1E, 3, 5, 6,10, 30, 50, 60, Single
Disk or JBOD for maximum configuration
flexibility. Its high data availability and protection
derives from the following capabilities: Online
RAID Capacity Expansion, Array Roaming, Online
RAID Level / Stripe Size Migration, Global Online
Spare, Automatic Drive Failure Detection,
Automatic Failed Drive Rebuilding, Disk Hot-Swap,
Online Background Rebuilding, Instant
Availability/Background Initialization, Auto
Reassign Sector, Redundant Flash Image and
Battery Backup Module. Greater Than 2TB support
allows for very large volume set application in
64-bit environment such as data-mining and
managing large databases.
Maximum Interoperability
The 6Gb/s SAS RAID adapters support broad
operating system including Windows 7/2008/Vista/
XP/2003, Linux (Open Source), FreeBSD (Open
Source), Solaris (Open Source), Mac and VMware,
along with key system monitoring features such as
enclosure management (SES-2, SMP & SGPIO)
and SNMP function. Our products and technology
are based on extensive testing and validation
process; same as Areca SAS/SATA ll RAID
adapter field-proven compatibility with operating
systems, motherboards, applications and device
Easy RAID Management
The adapters contain an embedded McBIOS RAID
manager that can access via hot key at BIOS
boot-up screen. This pre-boot RAID manager can
use to simplify the setup and management of RAID
controller. The adapter firmware also contains a
browser-based McRAID storage manager which
can be accessed through the LAN port or ArcHttp
proxy server. The McRAID storage manager
allows local and remote to create and modify RAID
set, volume set, and monitor RAID status from
standard web browser. The Single Admin Portal
(SAP) monitor utility can support one application
to scan multiple RAID units in the network. The
Disk Stress Test (DST) utility kicks out disks
meeting marginal spec before the RAID unit is
actually put on-line for real business.
Adapter Architecture
Host Connectivity
•800 MHz RoC for RAID core and SAS microcode
•512MB on-board DDR2-800 SDRAM with ECC protection
•PCIe 2.0
•One 240-pin DIMM socket for DDR2-800 ECC registered
•System status indication through global HDD activity/fault
x8 lane compliant
SDRAM module using x8 or x16 chip organization, upgrade
connector, individual fault connector, LCD/I2C connector and
from 1GB (default) to 4GB (ARC-1880ix-12/16/24)
alarm buzzer
•Support write-through or write-back cache
•Multi-adapter support for large storage requirements
•BIOS boot support for greater fault tolerance
•BIOS PnP (plug and play) and BBS (BIOS boot specification) support
•Support EFI BIOS for Mac Pro
•NVRAM for RAID event & transaction log
•Redundant flash image for adapter availability
•Battery Backup Module ready (Option)
•RoHS compliant
RAID Features
•RAID level 0, 1, 1E, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD
•Multiple RAID selection
•Online array roaming/Offline RAID set
•Online RAID level/stripe size migration
•Online capacity expansion and RAID level migration simultaneously
•Online volume set growth
•Instant availability and background initialization
•Automatic drive insertion / removal detection and rebuilding
•Greater than 2TB capacity per disk drive support
•Greater than 2TB per volume set (64-bit LBA support)
•Disk scrubbing/ array verify scheduling for automatic repair of all
configured RAID sets
•Support intelligent power management to save energy and
extend service life
•Support NTP protocol synchronize RAID controller clock over the on
board LAN port
Disk Interface
•8/12/16/24 internal and/or 4/8 external 6Gb/s SAS ports
•Up to (128) 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s SAS/SATA/SSD drives using
•SMTP support for email notification
•SNMP support for remote manager
•Enclosure management (SES-2, SMP and SGPIO) ready
RAID Management
•Field-upgradeable firmware in flash ROM
In-Band Manager
•Hot key "boot-up" McBIOS RAID manager via M/B BIOS
•Web browser-based McRAID storage manager via ArcHttp proxy server
•Support Command Line Interface (CLI)
•API library for customer to write monitor utility
•Single Admin Portal (SAP) monitor utility
Out-of-Band Manager
•Firmware-embedded web browser-based McRAID storage manager,
SMTP manager, SNMP agent and Telnet function via LAN port
•API library for customer to write monitor utility
•Support Push Button and LCD display panel
Operating System
•Windows 7/2008/Vista/XP/2003
•Solaris 10/11 x86/x86_64
•Mac OS X 10.4.x/10.5.x/10.6.x
•VMware 4.x
For more information & latest supported OS listing visit
6Gb/s SAS expanders
•Up to 6Gb/s per SAS port
• Environment
Temperature: +5 c to +60 c
Humidity: 15-80%, non-condensing
Storage Temperature
Temperature: -40 c to 70 c
Humidity: 5-90%, non-condensing
Model Name
I/O Processor
Power Dissipation
12V +3.3V
14.5W (11.3W+3.2W)
19.7W (16.5W+3.2W)
30.7W (26.6W+4.1W)
RAID-on-Chip 800MHz
On-Board Cache
One DDR2-800 Socket with Default 1GB, Upgrade to 4GB
DDR2-800 512MB
Drive Connector
2 x SFF-8088
2 x SFF-8087
Drive Support
1 x SFF-8087
2/3 x SFF-8087
3 x SFF-8087
4 x SFF-8087
6 x SFF-8087
1 x SFF-8088
1 x SFF-8088
1 x SFF-8088
1 x SFF-8088
1 x SFF-8088
Up to 128 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s SAS/SATA HDDs/SSD, Using 6Gb/s SAS Expander
In-Band: PCIe /Out-of-Band: BIOS, LCD and LAN Port
Management Port
Individual Activity/Fault Header, SGPIO, SMP and SES2
Enclosure Ready
BBM Support
Power Dissipation
8.65W (7.5W+1.11W)
Form Factor(LxH)
Low Profile: 169.5 x 64.4 mm
210 x 64.4 mm
18.03W (16.92W+1.11W)
Full Height: 250 x 98.4 mm
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