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Areca 48000GB (48TB) 12-Bay Thunderbolt3 to 12Gb/s SAS RAID Storage - TB3

ARC-8050T3 is the most complete 12Gb/s SAS 4/6(M)/6/8/12-bay Thunderbolt 3 desktop SAS/SATA RAID storage with RAID control capabilities solution for both PC and Mac. ARC-8050T3 incorporated on-board RAID-On-Chip and ECC SDRAM memory to deliver true high performance hardware RAID protection against drive failure. This combination helps to provide a high performance storage device perfect for the video editor working with Real time multi-stream HD and 4K workflows.

Thunderbolt 3 brings Thunderbolt to USB-C at speeds up to 40 Gbps, creating one compact port that does it all – delivering the fastest, most versatile connection to any dock, display, or data device. ARC-8050T3 is equipped with dual Thunderbolt 3 ports for connecting to any Thunderbolt 3-enabled host and offers an additional Thunderbolt 3 port for daisy-chaining other peripherals. The Thunderbolt daisy-chaining allows connection of up to six devices, so customers can connect ARC-8050T3 for massive amounts of video storage with a single Thunderbolt connection to their host computer.


  • High performance 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 interface
  • Support simultaneous 4K in/output workflow
  • Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports for daisy-chaining
  • EFI supported for macOS multi-boot
  • Intelligent power On/Off function for data integrity
  • Delivers enterprise-class data protection and security
  • Advanced configuration for video optimized performance settings
  • Configuration by the Thunderbolt/LAN port/LCD
  • Controller-level hardware encryption (not available for 4-Bay)
  • Support BBM option for cache protection (not available for 4/6M model)

RAID Features

  • ARC-8050T3-4: RAID level 0, 1, 10, 3, 5, 6, Single Disk, JBOD
  • ARC-8050T3-6/6M/8/12: 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
  • SED (self-encrypting drives) function support
  • 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
  • Support HDD firmware update
  • Complete configuration management suite
  1. McRAID manager – browser-based management tool (LAN or Thunderbolt)
  2. Push Buttons and LCD Display panel for setup and status
  3. Command Line Interface (CLI) – scriptable configuration tool
  4. API libraries support – combine GUI with user management utility
  5. SNMP support for remote monitoring
  6. SMTP support for email notification

Product Features

Features 8050T3-12
Form Factor Desktop 12-Bay
Disk Port 12 x 12Gb/s SAS
Disk Support 3.5"/2.5" 12Gb/s SAS/SSD
RAID-on-Chip 12G SAS dual-core controller
@ 1.2 GHz
Onboard Cache 2GB DDR3-1866
Expansion Support SFF-8644 (4-lanes)
Cooling Fan 2 x 2700rpm
Power Supply 400W
(W x H x D)
8.1x12.2x11.4 in
(206x310x290 mm)
Weight 20.8 lbs / 9.5Kg
Connection Thunderbolt 3 x2 /
Display Port x1
OS Support Mac OS X 10.12 or higher &
Windows 8/10 or higher
For Windows, Install Driver First


(MB/Sec) AJA Iometer Black Magic
Write Read Write Read Write Read
SSD R0 2266 2399 2593 2692 1948.1 2089.4
R5 2023 2388 2303 2678 1736.8 2130.6
R6 2018 2379 1928 2662 1715.8 2083.6
SAS R0 2174 2359 2781 2717 1776.4 2027.0
R5 1985 2312 2330 2538 1631.2 1979.2
R6 1964 2145 2316 2309 1613.9 1907.3
SATA R0 2203 2296 2706 2706 1815.1 1985.4
R5 1981 2306 2325 2551 1626.4 1932.8
R6 1991 2152 2255 2323 1616.9 1940.5

Function Advantages

Feature 1 Advanced Configuration
Provide optimized parameter to adjust controlled firmware behavior for smooth data streaming.
Feature 2 Controller-level Hardware Encryption
Board-level hardware encryption manages any kinds of drives attached to ARC-8050T3-6/6M/8/12 without impacting the performance for higher levels of security.
Feature 3 BBM Support
Support a battery backup option that protects all data in cache memory in the event of unexpected power outage.
Feature 4 Intelligent Power On/Off Function
Turn ARC-8050T3 power in unison with the host computer power status for data integrity.
Feature 5 Front Panel LCD and Buttons
Easy access for configuration and status report.
Feature 6 Network Interface
Embedded web server for remote control from one 10/100/1000 Ethernet (RJ-45).
Feature 7 Bootable Drive Support
Provides user the capability of adding bootable drive via Thunderbolt on Apple thunderbolt-capable machine.

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