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Areca Releases Entry-level PCIe 2.0 6Gb/s SATA RAID Adapter


Taipei, Taiwan January. 7, 2016 - Areca Technology Corporation (ARECA), a leading provider of internal, external and Thunderbolt RAID storage, today announced the availability of a new 4/8/12/16 ports 6Gb/s SATA PCIe 2.0 x4 RAID controller designed to meet the cost-effective internal storage solutions equipped, Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris and Mac computers. Areca’s ARC-1203 series entry-level RAID controllers cover the spectrum of wild range storage requirements for cost-sensitive applications that require robust data protection. The 4/8/12/16 port configurations are aimed at high-availability and capacity oriented applications, such as security systems, surveillance, multimedia content generation, large-volume data capturing and mail servers.

The ARC-1203 series controllers incorporate onboard high performance 1066MHz storage processors and on-board 512MB DDR3-1066 SDRAM memory to deliver true hardware RAID. Hardware RAID cards have their own local RAID processor onboard, plus dedicated onboard cache for full hardware offloading of RAID-processing functions. The ability of hardware RAID controllers to hot swap and rebuild an array in the event of a drive failure is superior to what software RAID controllers offer. ARC-1203 series 6Gb/s SATA 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.

The BIOS contains 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 controller firmware also contains and browser-based McRAID storage manager that can access through the Http Proxy server. The McRAID manager allows local and remote to create and modify RAID set, volume set, and monitor RAID status from standard web browser. API software components and CLI also support for the RAID manager.

The new Areca ARC-1203-4I/8I, 4/8 ports 6Gb/s SATA, PCIe 2.0 x4 RAID controller is shipping and available through worldwide distributors and resellers now.





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Areca Technology Corporation designs and manufactures storage products for virtually all areas of the storage market including DAS, NAS, and SAN. All PCI, SCSI, and Fiber Disk Array Controllers support RAID levels 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10 or JBOD. It also produces its own custom ASIC, a high-speed IDE controller, and a RAID 6 engine on their controllers to achieve high data throughput and availability. Areca has completely committed its highly skilled research and development effort to disk array technologies that yield the fastest performance, best reliability, and lower cost points than competitive disk array solutions. Areca Technology is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan.

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