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  January 2, 2006
Tom's Hardware

Safer 6 for RAID Controllers
Areca clearly offers the best RAID 6 performance numbers in all benchmarks, it is also the best when it comes to sustained high performance levels with one or even two faulty drives in a RAID 6 array setup.....
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  November 8, 2005
Tom's Hardware

The ARC1220 is the only controller card that comes with a x8 PCI Express interface
Taiwan-based storage specialist Areca has become quite popular for its SATA RAID controller cards with RAID 6 support...... more info
  October 21, 2005
Trusted Reviews

Areca Controller Performance
With three drives in a RAID 5 array the Areca gets better and better. Speeds are very similar to a straightforward mirrored array and comparisons with integrated controllers become meaningless. Read speeds are very similar to the nForce4 controller...
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  October 18, 2005
Intel Corporation

Who is Areca Corporation
Areca develops its own software and firmware using advanced virtualization technology for disk management applications...... more info
  September 30, 2005

Areca is the winner
In a simple four-disk RAID-0 configuration, the 3Ware 9550SX puts up respectable numbers, although not incredible in comparison to Areca's ARC-1x10 line of cards....... more info
  September 9, 2005

The RAID 6 Areca ARC-1120 One-ups RAID 5 Controllers
Areca addresses this by offering the option of setting up a RAID 6 array. RAID 6 is like RAID 5 but uses two drives for parity data, which means two drives can fail without data loss...... more info
  July 22, 2005

PCIe SATA-II/300 RAID-5 from Areca and WD

The card we looked at, the ARC-1100, showed impressive RAID-5 performance thanks to a speedy Marvell controller chip, a beefy Intel hardware RAID processor onboard....... more info
  June 21, 2005
Intel Corporation

Intelligent RAID 6
Data protection is a growing concern for businesses of all sizes. Current solutions for data protection utilize Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) technology in a variety of implementations and form factors....... more info
  June 21, 2005

Comparison of nine Serial ATA RAID 5 adapters
Areca has specialized in designing external RAID controllers, which are used mainly by third parties in storage rackmount systems...... more info
  December 27, 2004
Tom's Hardware

8 Channel RAID 6 At The Starting Gate: Areca ARC-1120
Areca doubles redundancy with RAID 6 and joins the hunt for customers in the growing SATA RAID market. We received their ARC- 1120 PCI- X controller and pitted it against eight drives on 3Ware's 9500...... more info or

NOTE: In the I/O-sensitive benchmarks, Areca new firmware version 1.35 or later can compare directly with 3Ware or more efficiently in major I/O-sensitive benchmarks.
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