ARC-8026 SAS Expander Module
(Three 6Gb/s SAS 4x SFF-8088 ports; one host and two for expansion to additional JBOD enclosures)
The Areca SAS Expander module ARC-8026 is based on the LSI LSISAS2x36/28 expander IC, SAS-2 chip which features 36/28 x 6Gb/s ports and 6G/3G multiplexing, SAS 2.0 zoning, self-configuration, table-to-table routing, and an integrated PPC processor for SES-2 and enclosure management support.
The ARC-8026 expander module features three 6Gb/s SAS 4x SFF-8088 ports; one host and two for expansion to additional JBOD enclosures. It is designed to fit into a stand-alone box and can be installed in a 5.25”mounting shell. The Areca SAS expander box is ideal for enclosure customers that want to support up to 24 channels 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s SAS/SATA/SSD JBOD function units using low-cost SFF-8087 SAS cables. It has been fully tested and qualified with 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s Areca external SAS/Fibre/iSCSI/PCIe to SAS RAID controller, SAS RAID adapters and HBAs.