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Areca ARC-4038 8-Bays 12Gb/s SAS Tower JBOD Enclosure



The ARC-4038 SAS-to-SAS JBOD box provides a compact external storage chassis capable of accommodating up to 8 12Gb/s, Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) drives or 6Gb/s Serial ATA (SATA) drives. The box can support both 3.5-inch disk drives and 2.5-inch disk drives, each one contained in its individual hole on the disk carrier. The expander module on ARC-4038 is designed with an integrated ARM Cortex-R4 processor for topology management functions such as discovery, enclosure and drive management, and LED management. Each ARC-4038 compact tower JBOD supports four 12Gb/s SFF-8644 and one 6Gb/s SFF-8088 SAS host and expansion connections. Out-of-band CLI can re-define manufacture default setting on those connections. Configuration and environmental information is accessible either via in-band (SES-3.0 over SMP) or out-of-band serial port.



Product Highlights

  • Four 12Gb/s SFF-8644 and one 6Gb/s SFF-8088 SAS host and expansion connections.
  • Compatible with 12Gb/s SAS host bus adapter and 12Gb/s SAS RAID controllers such as ARC-1883X.
  • LED activity/status in each drive carrier.
  • Daisy chain capacity expansion for additional ARC-4038.
  • Plug & Play add capacity without shutting down.
  • SED (self-encrypting drives) function support.
  • Support CLI for configuration and environmental information.



SAS hard drives

Up to 8 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch SAS hot-plug hard drives 

(12.0 Gb/s) at speeds of 7.2K, 10K or 15K rpm

SATA hard drives

Up to 8 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch SATA hot-plug hard drives 

(6.0 Gb/s) at speeds of 7.2K or 10K rpm

JBOD Controller Modules

Expander board

1 module


1 sensor on the expander board

Backplane Board Connectors

8 x SAS hard-drive connectors

1 x Power supply connector

2 x Cooling fan module connectors

1 x Sets of expander board connector

LED Indicators Hard-drive carrier

1 x Blue single-color activity LED

1 x Two-color LED status indicator per drive

Expander board

2 x One-color LED status indicators for each SAS host port, one for SAS host port link and one for the activity status

2 x One-color LED status indicators for each SAS expansion port, one for SAS expansion port link and one for the activity state

Controller Back-Panel Connectors

I/O connectors

4 x SFF-8644 + 1 x SFF-8088 connectors for connection to the host/expansion

Management connector

1 x 6-pin UART RJ-11 connector

1 x RJ-45 LAN connector (manufacture manager only)

Power Supply

Wattage 220 W maximum continuous;

Voltage 90256 V rated

Frequency 5060 Hz

Amperage +12V/16A, +5V/16A, +3.3V/14A

Cooling Fan


2 X 2700rpm/brushless fan


2 X 0.135A

Physical Dimension


302 mm


146 mm


290 mm


14.9lbs/6.8 kg (without disk)

Environmental Temperature


0 to 40C


40 to 60C

Relative humidity


10% to 80% (non-condensing)


5% to 95% (non-condensing)

Specification Sheets / Installation guides / Associated files


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