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Areca ARC-1680X PCIe Eight-Channel External SATA/SAS RAID Controller - The Areca ARC-1680X

Areca has a long standing reputation among storage enthusiasts. Can the ARC-1680X live up to the expectations?

| Enclosures/Externals in Storage | Posted: Dec 8, 2009 1:43 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Areca Technology

The Areca ARC-1680X

 

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Here is our first look at the Areca ARC-1680X. The card is able to use a battery backup unit and the connector for it is on the top right side. The out of bandwidth management port is located on a daughter card at the top. If you are using the card in a low profile system with the included low profile bracket you will lose the ability to manage the card over the network with the daughter card.

 

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The back of the card is void of connectors or other user related features.

 

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Here we see the SFF-8088 miniSAS data ports and the out of bandwidth management system.

 

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Areca includes an extensive manual, drive/software disk and a low profile bracket with the ARC-1680X.

 

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