Areca's products provide storage products for virtually all areas of the storage market including DAS, NAS, and SAN. All PCI, SCSI, and Fibre Disk Array Controllers support RAID levels 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10 or JBOD. Areca has completely committed its entire research and development effort to disk array technologies that yield fastest performance, best reliability, and lower cost points than competitive disk array solutions.
5+ Drive Bay Desktop Network Attached Storage Systems
These NAS units are the largest around, offering five HDD bays at a minimum and ten or more in many cases. They are typically geared towards advanced users who need plenty of storage space, and many are supplied in rackmount cases for use in industry and large-scale businesses. These units are not sold with hard disks so you'll need to add your own – it's best to get matching models and capacities, especially if you plan on using RAID.
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Accessories & Cables
- Areca ARC-1883-CAP FBM with Super Cap ( support cache 2GB )£239.99£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
Direct Attached Storage / Enclosures
Direct Attached Storage or DAS is an external storage device that is connected directly to a server or workstation without a network device in between (ie there is no hub, switch or router required) using USB, Firewire or eSATA for example. This direct connection ensures fast access to data. A DAS will work as though the hard drives are internally connected, meaning drives can be partitioned, formatted and set up like any other internal hard drive or raid array. These DAS devices are available for standalone desk or rack mounting.
Enclosure (2.5" - 5.25") - ThunderBolt
External hard disks are ideal for backup or portable file storage, and these drives come in a large range of categories: some use desktop-sized 3.5in hard disks, other use smaller 2.5in drives, and faster products use SSDs. Most drives use USB 3, Thunderbolt or eSATA connections, and these drives can come in different types of case – some are designed to be tiny, and others are ruggedized to stand up to dust, water and even fire.
SATA / SAS / eSATA - 12-32 Port - 6-12 Gb/s
These cards can be installed inside desktop PCs to provide professional-level storage capabilities. They use the increased speed offered by the PCI Express bus in order to facilitate super-fast RAID configurations, and the cards in this category include between 12 and 32 ports - perfect for the most demanding of corporate setups.
- 12 Port Areca ARC-1883ix-24 PCIe 3.0 12Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Controller£1,247.99£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
SATA / SAS / eSATA - 4 Port - 6-12 Gb/s
The controller cards in this category provide storage speeds far in advance of the standard SATA ports inside desktop PCs and office workstations. These products are mid-range components with four connectors.
- Areca ARC-8026-12 SAS Expander Module, 3x 6Gb/s SAS / 4 x SFF-8088 ports£310.99£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
SATA / SAS / eSATA - 6-12 Gb/s
These controller cards are entry-level models that use a 1x PCI-E slot in order to provide faster SATA performance that any standard storage connector can provide. The products in this category have two connections for small-scale RAID arrays, and some work in Macs as well as PCs.
- 2-Port Areca ARC-1203-2i, 2-Port Internal, SATA III, PCIe 2.0 x1, 512MB DDR3 Cache, LP Bracket£198.49£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- Areca ARC-1883-BAT FBM, NAND Flash, Upto 8GB Cache, PCIe x1, Lithium-ion Battery, Upto 72 Hour Battery Life£216.49£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- 4port Areca ARC-1213-4X PCIe 6Gb SAS/SATA RAID Controller without Cables£275.48£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- 4-Port Areca ARC-1203-4i, 4-Port Internal, SATA III, PCIe 2.0 x1, 512MB DDR3 Cache, LP Bracket£308.48£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- 4 Port Areca 12Gbps Internal SFF-8643 SAS Dual Core RAID-on-Chip 1.2GHz Controller PCIe 3.0 Adapter£362.48£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- 4-Port Areca ARC-1215-4i, 4-Port Internal, 6Gb/s SAS/SATA, PCIe 3.0 x8, 1GB DDR3 Cache, LP Bracket£384.49£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- 8-Port Areca ARC-1203-8i, 8-Port Internal, SATA III, PCIe 2.0 x1, 512MB DDR3 Cache, LP Bracket£402.98£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- 8-Port Areca ARC-1225-8i, 8-Port Internal, 6Gb/s SAS/SATA, PCIe 3.0 x8, 1GB DDR3 Cache, LP Bracket£511.49£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- 8 Port Areca 12Gbps Internal SFF-8643 SAS Dual Core RAID-on-Chip 1.2GHz Controller PCIe 3.0 Adapter£516.49£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- 8 Port Areca ARC-1883i PCIe 12Gb/s SAS RAID Internal Card£622.49£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- Areca ARC-1883x PCIe 12G SAS RAID Card, 8 Port External, Upto 256 12Gb/s SAS, Low Profile, 1.2GHz Dual Core ROC£859.49£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY