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ARC-5028T2 DataSheet
ARC-5028T2 Quick Start Guide
ARC-5028T2 User Manual




(Thunderbolt 2/USB 3.0 to 6Gb/s SAS RAID Storage)

ARC-5028T2 features two cutting-edge interfaces, Thunderbolt 2 and SuperSpeed USB 3.0. Thunderbolt 2 is full backward compatibility to the same cables and connectors used with today’s Thunderbolt. It pushes speed to 20Gb/s and enables 4K video file transfer and display simultaneously. ARC-5028T2 is equipped with dual Thunderbolt 2 ports for connecting to any Thunderbolt 2-enabled host such as the new Mac Pro, and offers an additional Thunderbolt 2 port for daisy-chaining other peripherals. The Thunderbolt daisy-chaining allows connection of up to six devices, so customers can connect ARC-5028T2 for massive amounts of video storage with a single Thunderbolt connection to their host computer. ARC-5028T2 can meet the demand of users when working with rich, ultra-high resolution media through Thunderbolt 2 interface. The SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface offers high-performance connectivity and is backward compatibility with any computer running compatible versions of Mac OS X (such as Mac Pro) or Windows.

ARC-5028T2 is a 6-bay 6Gb/s SAS Thunderbolt 2/USB 3.0 storage with RAID control capabilities solution for Mac and PC environment. ARC-5028T2 incorporated high performance ROC and 1GB DDR3 memory with ECC protection to deliver true hardware RAID for the video editor working with real time multistream HD and 4K workflows. It runs efficiently without disruption or major drops in performance to meet the requirements of 4K data workflow. It is so quick it allows for 4K displays at the same time as daisy chaining ARC-5028T2 and doing a simultaneous 4K output and file transfers while maintaining maximum throughput.

ARC-5028T2 (Front)
  ARC-5028T2 (Rear)
  Controller Architecture
  ARM_based 800MHz storage processor
  1GB on-board DDR3-800 SDRAM with ECC protection
  Write-through or write-back cache support
  Support 6 internal 6Gb/s SAS ports
  Support bootable from RAID storage volume
  Redundant flash image for controller availability
  System status indication through LCD, LED and
    alarm buzzer
  Intelligent power On/Off function
  Battery Backup Module ready (optional)
    Model: ARC-6120BA-T021
  RAID Features
  RAID level 0, 1, 10(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
  SED (self-encrypting drives) function support
  Instant availability and background initialization
  Multiple pairs SSD/HDD disk clone function
  SSD automatic monitor clone (AMC) support
  Support global and dedicated hot spare
  Automatic drive insertion / removal detection and
  Advanced configuration for smooth data streaming
  Support intelligent power management to save
    energy and extend service life
  Complete configuration management suite
    - McRAID manager – browser-based management tool (LAN or Thunderbolt)
    - 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
  Function Advantages
Feature 1 Bootable Drive Support
Provide user the capability of adding bootable drive via Thunderbolt on Apple thunderbolt-capable machine.
Feature 2 Advanced Configuration
Provide optimized parameter to adjust controlled firmware behavior for smooth data streaming.
Feature 3 USB3.0 Support
1. Offer high-performance connectivity and is backward compatibility with any computer (such as Mac Pro) running compatible versions of Mac OS X or Windows.
2. Allow both old Mac Pro and newest Mac Pro model to access same storage seamlessly.
Feature 4 BBM Support
Supports a battery backup option that protects all data in cache memory in the event of unexpected power outage for data availability.
Feature 5 Front Panel LCD and Buttons
Easy access for configuration and status report.
Feature 6 Intelligent Power On/Off Function
Turn ARC-5028T2 power in unison with the host computer power status for data integrity.
  Product Features
Form Factor Compact – 6 Bays Disk Tower
Host Connection Two 20 Gb/s Thunderbolt 2 Technology Ports / One 5Gb/s USB 3.0 Port
Disk Support 6 x 6Gb/s SAS 3.5”/2.5”HDDs/SSDs
OS Support

Mac OS X 10.8.5 or Higher
& Windows 7/8
“For Windows, Install Driver First”

Enclosure Management Thunderbolt Port, LAN Port, and LCD
Operating Temperature 0 ~ 40˚C
Operation Humidity 5% ~ 95 %, Non-condensing
Power Supply/In/out 180W / 100-240V AC
(W x H x D)
4.84 x 8.45 x 9.11 in
(146 x 255 x 290 mm)
(W/O Drives)
13.2 lbs / 6.0Kg
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