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Areca ARC-1231ML SATA RAID 6 Controller - Specifications

Areca has sent us a RAID 6 equipped PCI-E x8 SATA Controller. If you're serious about your storage, check it out.

By: | RAID/HBA in Storage | Posted: Jun 26, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 85%Manufacturer: Areca

Specifications of the Areca ARC-1231ML


Adapter Architecture


Intel IOP333 I/O processor


PCI-Express X8 bus


One DDR2 DIMM socket


256MB on-board DDR2-533 SDRAM with ECC protection


Write-through or write-back cache support


Support up to 4/8/12/16 SATA II drives


Multi-adapter support for large storage requirements


BIOS boot support for greater fault tolerance


BIOS PnP (plug and play) and BBS (BIOS boot specification) support


Intel RAID 6 Engine to support extreme performance RAID 6


NVRAM for RAID event & transaction log


Redundant flash image for adapter availability


Battery Backup Module (BBM) ready


RoHS Compliant


RAID Features


RAID level 0, 1, 10(1E), 3, 5, 6 (if RAID 6 engine supported) and JBOD


Multiple RAID selection


Array roaming


Online RAID level/stripe size migration


Online RAID capacity expansion and RAID level migration simultaneously


Instant availability and background initialization


Automatic drive insertion/removal detection and rebuild


Greater than 2TB per volume set


Support S.M.A.R.T, NCQ and OOB Staggered Spin-up capable drives


Support spin down drivers when not in use to extend service life (MAID) Monitors/Indicators


System status indication through HDD activity/fault connector, LCD Connector and alarm buzzer


SMTP support email notification


SNMP support for remote notification


I2C Enclosure management ready


Software Drivers


Windows 2000/XP (Scsiport Driver)


Windows Server 2003 (Scsiport Driver and Storport Driver)


Redhat Linux and SuSE Linux




Solaris 10x86


UnixWare 7.1.x


Netware 6.5


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