Areca ARC-9200 Series 12Gb/s SAS RAID Head

The latest Areca ARC-9200 is a 1U Redundant RAID Controller available in 12Gb SAS, 16Gb Fibre Channel or 10Gb iSCSI Channel host interface with built-in 12Gb SAS expander ports for easy expansion up to 256 devices through one or more SAS JBODs, making it an ideal solution for enterprise class storage application that call for maximum configuration flexibility.

The ARC-9200 delivers robust, cost-effective, easy to deploy and manage high availability solution with redundant controllers supporting active/active and fail-over/fail-back function. Built on field proven Areca RAID for highest level of data protection technology. Supports RAID Level 0, 1, 10(1E), 3, 5, 6, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD.

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ARC-9200_fibre_rearHost Interface:

Four (4) Models To Choose From:

ARC-9200SD-DR1 – Two 12Gb/s SAS Ports per controller – 12Gb SAS-to-SAS – Dual Redundant Controllers

ARC-9200ID-DR1 – Two 10Gb/s iSCSI Ports per controller – 10Gb iSCSI-to-SAS – Dual Redundant Controllers

ARC-9200FD-DR1 – Two 16Gb/s Fibre Ports per controller – 16Gb Fibre-to-SAS – Dual Redundant Controllers

ARC-9200FD-QR1 – Four 16Gb/s Fibre Ports per controller – 16Gb Fibre-to-SAS – Dual Redundant Controllers

Drive Interface:
– Up to 512 12Gb/s SAS or 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s SAS/SATA
– HDDs/ SSD, using 12Gb/s SAS JBOD
– Dual downstream SFF-8644 (4 x 12Gb/s) expansion ports per controller

System Architecture:
– Dual core RAID-on-Chip (ROC) 1.2GHz processor
– One 204-pin DIMM socket for 2GB (default) DDR3-1600, 1RX8/2RX8, ECC module up to 4GB or 8GB DDR3-1600, 1RX8/2RX8, Unbuffered/Registered ECC module
– Dual downstream SFF-8644 (4 x 12Gb/s) expansion ports per controller
– Supports up to 512 12Gb/s SAS or 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s SAS/SATA HDDs/SSD, using 12Gb/s SAS

JBOD Features:
– Redundant controller operation with active/active and fail-over/ fail-back function
– Dual-active RAID controller with cache mirroring through dedicated high speed bus
– Advanced configuration for video optimized performance settings
– Support flash-based or battery backup module (FBM/BBM) ready (optional: ARC-1883-CAP (For 2GB only) / ARC-1883-BAT / ARC-6120BA-T121-12G

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)
– Automatic drive failover and detection and rebuild using multiple Global, Dedicated or Enclosure hot-spare drives
– Multiple pairs SSD/HDD disk clone function
– SSD automatic monitor clone (AMC) support
– SED (Self-encrypting drives) function support
– Support for native 4K and 512 byte sector devices
– Support HDD firmware update
– Hot-swap and redundant components for increasing availability
– Automatic synchronization of firmware version in the dual-active mode
– Multi-path & load-balancing support (MPIO)

Monitors/Indicators:
– LCD Control Display Panel for setup, alarm mute and configuration
– System Status indication through LCD, LED and alarm buzzer
– SMTP support for email notification
– SNMP support for remote manager
– Enclosure management ready

RAID Management:
– Field-upgradeable firmware in flash ROM
– Firmware-embedded manager via RS-232 port
– Embedded browser-based RAID manager via built-in 10/100 Lan port
– Access terminal menu by telnet via a LAN port
– API library for customer to write its own monitor utility
– SAP monitor utility easily manage multiple RAID units in the network

Power Supply/In/out:
– Dual 200W hot swap and redundant with PFC, N+1 design
– AC voltage: 110V@40A, 230V@80A for input inrush current with PFC (auto-switching)
– Supports 90-264 VAC input at 47-63 Hz frequency

Operating System:
– OS Independent

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