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Areca ARC-8050U3 USB-C RAID DAS Review

By: Tyler Bernath | RAID in Storage | Posted: Dec 15, 2018 4:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: Areca

Tyler's Test System Specifications

 

 

 

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The management menu hasn't changed much at all since the T3, we plug in the supplied ethernet cable and use the webGUI at the IP address for the DAS. To start we have the tree to the left that enables navigation of the system. To the right, we have the selected item, which is hierarchy by default.

 

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Setup will include creating Volume and RAID sets which can be done the quick way as above or in more detail with the appropriate menu. As stated previously this platform does support 0,1,3,5,6 and 10 plus JBOD.

 

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System configuration is customizable based on your workflow. You can change drive QD, NCQ and read ahead settings along with cache modes and more here.

 

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Advanced config includes the TLER setting for your drives, timeout and retry settings. You can also change more in-depth drive parameters below.

 

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Power management for each drive has its own submenu.

 

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Further down we just get into system specifications for the most part, above is the model and firmware information along with ROC info.

 

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Last, this platform does monitor system temperatures and voltages, and you can check on them from here or use the SNMP menu to setup remote monitoring.

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