Technology content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
8,390 Reviews & Articles | 64,098 News Posts

Areca ARC-1231ML SATA RAID 6 Controller

Areca has sent us a RAID 6 equipped PCI-E x8 SATA Controller. If you're serious about your storage, check it out.
By Cameron Johnson from Jun 25, 2008 @ 23:00 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 85%Manufacturer: Areca



Taking a break from motherboards does have its advantages; it allows me to get into something different, and there is nothing further from the motherboard scene than storage controllers. While motherboards do come with a good array of mass storage expansions thanks to six SATA ports now being the industry standard, hardcore users simply want more, and servers need more; it's just that simple.


So, where do you turn to when you run out of ports on the motherboard? - To a discrete solution of course! - There are many companies out there providing a huge array of cards.


Areca is a new company to TweakTown; we haven't been graced with any products from them until now, and as always we are more than happy to oblige them with some testing of their products. Today they have sent one of their biggest cards for SATA-II expansion.


In our labs we have been sent the ARC-1231ML 12 channel SATA-II Controller. Let's get stuck right into it.


    PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.

    United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.

    United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.

    Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.

    We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.