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Areca ARC-1882i RAID Controller Review - Areca ARC-1882i

Hot off the heels of our LSI MegaRAID review, Chris is back with a look at the Areca 1882i RAID controller.

| RAID/HBA in Storage | Posted: Apr 19, 2012 4:51 pm
TweakTown Rating: 91%      Manufacturer: Areca Technology

Areca ARC-1882i

 

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Here we get our first look at the actual card. Areca cools the dual-core ROC with a thin heatsink and fan that is much quieter than you'd expect from a small fan. The two SFF-8087 ports, each using four channels are located at the back of the controller.

 

Connectivity is through a PCIe 2.0 eight lane connector that can be used in an eight lane or sixteen lane port.

 

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There's not much going on other than several surface mount components on this side.

 

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No, the ARC-1882i does not double as an Ethernet controller, but you can manage your arrays through this out-of-bandwidth port.

 

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Being a half-height card the ARC-1882i is quite thin. Here we see the back where the connectors are located.

 

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Under the heatsink we found the LSI SAS 2208 dual core SAS controller.

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