Areca ARC-1883 RAID Controller series coming soon with SAS 12Gb/s

Storage with 12Gb/s transfers is on the way and Areca are prepared.

@ChrisRamseyer
Published Thu, Jun 6 2013 6:12 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:22 PM CST

Computex Taipei 2013 - Just a few days ago we set a PCMark Vantage world record with an Areca ARC-1882-ix-16 and 16 Mushkin Chronos Deluxe drives in a BitFenix Prodigy system, you can read about that over here.

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We can't help to imagine what might have been possible with a new 12Gb/s Areca controller. With a 12Gb/s expander, we could have the same performance for less cost.

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The two top ports you see are part of the new SAS cable standard that shrinks the connector size. From these two ports, each with four 12Gb/s channels, we could go to what's called an expander. The expander would take a 12Gb/s channel and divide it by two, thus giving us performance equal to 16 6Gb/s channels.

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The cost reduction comes from the controller. An Areca ARC-1883X like the one pictured above will cost less than an ARC-1882-ix-16. Looking at it another way, a 16 channel 1883 model with 12Gb/s can branch out to a massive 32-channel 6Gb/s array. Records were made to be broken. We're looking forward to Flash Memory Summit so we can once again use the latest technology to raise the bar higher, once again.

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