Areca ARC 1222 Low Profile RAID Card

Areca ARC 1222 Low Profile RAID Card
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Areca high-performance PCIe to SAS RAID host adapter can provide up to 4/8 SAS/SATA ll peripheral devices. The adapters are based on the same RAID kernel of field-proven external RAID adapter. Applications that benefit most features from these controllers include NAS, server RAID solutions, web servers, supercomputing, near-line backup, security systems and streaming applications.

Low Profile PCI RAID Card
Model name
I/O Process
Intel IOP348 800MHz
On-Board Cache
DDR2-533 256MB
Host Bus Type
PCIe x8
Driver Connector
Drive Support
Expander Support
RAID Level
0, 1, 10, 3, 5, 6, Single Disk or JBOD
0, 1, 10, 3, 5, 6, 30,50,60, Single Disk or JBOD
Form Factor
Low Profile


System Architecture

Intel 800MHz IOP348 I/O processor with SAS controller
  PCIe x8 link host interface
  256MB on-board DDR2-533 SDRAM with ECC protection
  Support write-through or write-back cache
  Multi-adapter support for large storage requirements
  BIOS boot support for greater fault tolerance
  BIOS PnP (plug and play) and BBS (BIOS boot specification) support
  Intel RAID engine support extreme performance RAID 6 function
  NVRAM for RAID event & transaction log
  Redundant flash image for adapter availability
  Battery Backup Module (BBM) ready (option)
  RoHS Compliant
  RAID Features
  RAID level 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 30, 50, 60 or JBOD
  Multiple RAID selection
  Online array roaming
  Online RAID level/stripe size migration
  Online capacity expansion and RAID level migration simultaneously
  Online volume set growth
  Instant availability and background initialization
  Automatic drive insertion / removal detection and rebuilding
  Greater than 2TB per volume set (64-bit LBA support)
  Disk scrubbing/ array verify scheduling for automatic repair of all configured RAID sets
  Support spin down drives when not in use to extend service life (MAID)
  Support NTP protocol synchronize RAID controller clock over the on board Ethernet port
  Disk Bus Interface
  Up to 4/8 SAS/SATA II HDDs (no expander capability )
  Up to 3Gbps per drive port
  Host Connectivity
  PCIe x8 lane width host interface
  System status indication through global HDD activity/fault connector, individual fault connector, LCD/I2C connector and alarm buzzer
  SMTP support for email notification
  SNMP support for remote manager
  Enclosure management (Serial bus and SGPIO) ready
  RAID Management
  Field-upgradeable firmware in flash ROM
    In-Band Manager
  Hot key "boot-up" McBIOS RAID manager via BIOS
  Web browser-based McRAID storage manager via Http proxy server
  Support Command Line Interface (CLI)
  API library for customer to write monitor utility
  Single Admin Portal (SAP) monitor utility
    Out-of-Band Manager
  Firmware-embedded web browser-based McRAID storage manager, SMTP manager and SNMP agent and Telnet function via Ethernet port
  API library for customer to write monitor utility
  Support Push Button and LCD display panel
  Operating System
  Windows 8/Server2012/7/2008/Vista/Server 2003/XP
  VMware (only driver package available w/o management utility)
  Novell Netware 6.5
  Solaris 10 x86/x86_64
  SCO Unixware 7.x.x
  Mac OS 10.4.x/10.5.x/10.6.x/10.7.x/10.8.x (EFI BIOS support)
Dimension: ARC-1212/1222: 62(H) x 168(L) mm
  Environmental Specifications
Operating: Temperature:0°c to +40°c
  Humidity: 15-80%
Storage Temperature: Temperature:-40°c to 60°c
  Humidity: 5-90%
Power Requirements: 1.10W max. +3.3V
  10.92W max. +12V

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