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Areca 1883X 12Gb SAS RAID Controller - Dual Port - Areca 1883x

Areca 1883x 

The new third generation ARC-1883x offers advanced technology for increased performance and improved enterprise data protection. It is designed with 1.2 GHz dual core ROC processor, DDR3-1866 memory architecture and PCIe 3.0 interface for the most performance-hungry database and IT applications. The ARC-1883x includes 8 ports low profile for 12Gb/s throughput on each port. 

The Areca 1883X 12Gb/s SAS RAID controllers raise the standard to higher performance levels with several enhancements including new high performance 1.2 GHz dual core ROC processor, a DDR3-1866 memory architecture and high-performance PCIe 3.0 interface bus interconnection. The low profile controllers by default support onboard 2G of ECC DDR3-1866 SDRAM memory.

The 12Gb/s SAS RAID controller support broad operating system including Windows, Linux (Open Source), FreeBSD (Open Source), Solaris (Open Source), Mac, VMware and more, along with key systems monitoring features such as enclosure management (SES-2, SMP, & SGPIO) and SNMP function.

Designed and leveraged with Areca’s existing high-performance RAID solution, ARC-1883x provides superior levels performance and enterprise level data protection for the most demanding next generation server and storage environments. It supports the hardware RAID 6 engine to allow two HDDs failures without impact the existing data and performance. Areca 1883X allows users to hot swap drive in the event of a drive failure with zero downtime. The optional flash-based backup module (FBM) provides power to the cache if it contains data not yet written to the drives when power is lost. ARC-1883x also supports traditional Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery backup module (BBM) to protect cached data on RAID adapters.

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I/O Processor 

Dual Core RAID-on-Chip 1.2 GHz

On-Board Cache

2GB on-board DDR3-1866 SDRAM

Drive Connector

2 x SFF-8644

Drive Support 

Up to 256 12Gb/s SAS or 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s SAS/SATA HDDs/SSD, using 12Gb/s SAS Expander

Management Port 

In-Band  PCIe  /Out of Band:  BIOS, LCD and LAN Port

Enclosure Ready 

lndividual Activity/Fault Header, SGPIO,SMP and SES2

FMB/BBM Support 


Power Dissipation (12V)


Form Factor(LxH)

Low Profile:   169.5 x 64.4 mm










Adapter Architecture

  • Dual Core RAID-on-Chip (ROC) 1.2GHz processor

  • PCIe 3.0 x8 lane host interface

  • 2GB onboard DDR3-1866 SDRAM with ECC (ARC-1883LP/1883i/1883x)

  • One 240-pin DIMM socket for 2GB(default) up to 8GB DDR3-1866, 1Rx8, ECC module or 8GB, DDR3-1600, 2Rx8, ECC module

  • Write-through or write-back cache support

  • Support up to 4/8/12/16/24 internal or 4/8 external 12Gb/s SAS ports

  • Multi-adapter support for large storage requirements

  • BIOS boot array support for greater fault tolerance

  • Supports up to 256 SATA or SAS devices using SAS expanders

  • Boot support for the uEFI host BIOS

  • NVRAM for RAID event & transaction log

  • Redundant flash image for controller availability

  • Flash-based or battery backup module (FBM/BBM) ready (optional)

  • RoHS compliant

RAID Features

  • RAID level 0, 1, 10(1E), 3, 5, 6, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD

  • Multiple RAID 0 and RAID 10(1E) support (RAID 00 and RAID 100)

  • Multiple RAID selection

  • Configurable stripe size up to 1MB

  • Support HDD firmware update

  • Online array roaming

  • Online RAID level/stripe size migration

  • Online capacity expansion and RAID level migration simultaneously

  • Online volume set growth

  • Instant availability and background initialization

  • Support global and dedicated hot spare

  • Automatic drive insertion/removal detection and rebuilding

  • Support for native 4K and 512 byte sector SAS and SATA devices

  • Support intelligent power management to save energy and extend service life

  • Support NTP protocol synchronize RAID controller clock over the onboard Ethernet port

  • Multiple pairs SSD/HDD disk clone function

  • SSD automatic monitor clone (AMC) support

  • Controller level hardware encryption function support


  • System status indication through global HDD activity/fault connector, individual activity/fault connector, LCD/I2C connector and alarm buzzer

  • SMTP support for email notification

  • SNMP support for remote manager

  • Enclosure management (SES-2, SMP, and SGPIO) ready

RAID Management

  • Field-upgradeable firmware in flash ROM

In-Band Manager 

  • Hot key "boot-up" McBIOS RAID manager via M/B BIOS

  • Web browser-based McRAID storage manager via ArcHttp proxy server for all operating systems

  • Support Command Line Interface (CLI)

  • API library for customer to write monitor utility

  • Single Admin Portal (SAP) monitor utility

Out-of-Band Manager 

  • Firmware-embedded web browser-based McRAID storage manager, SMTP manager, SNMP agent and Telnet function via Ethernet port

  • API library for customer to write monitor utility

  • Support push button and LCD display panel (optional)

Operating System 

  • Windows 8/Server2012/7/2008/Vista/Server 2003/XP

  • Linux

  • FreeBSD

  • VMware (only driver package available w/o in-band management utility)

  • Solaris 10/11 x86/x86_64

  • Mac OS X 10.4.x/10.5.x/10.6.x/10.7.x/10.8.x/10.9.x



Temperature: +5°c to +60°c

Humidity: 15-80%, non-condensing


Temperature: -40°c to 70°c


Humidity: 5-90%, non-condensing