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ARC-1203-2i, SATA 6Gb/s, 2-Port internal, PCIe 2.0 x1, Controller with 256MB Cache, Includes 1x Sata Cables

  • SKU: 13236013
  • Manufacturer: ARECA
  • MPN: ARC-1203-2i
  • Availability: USUALLY SHIPS WITHIN 1-3 WEEKS
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ARC-1203-2i, SATA 6Gb/s, 2-Port internal, PCIe 2.0 x1, Controller with 256MB Cache, Includes 1x Sata Cables

ARECA ARC-1203-2i. ARC-1203 series internal PCIe 2.0 host RAID controllers are the cost-effective solutions for connecting 2/4/8 6Gb/s SATA peripherial devices. Areca’s ARC-1203 series entry-level RAID controllers cover the spectrum of wild range storage requirements for cost-sensitive applications that require robust data protection. The 2/4/8 port configurations are aimed at high-availability and capacity oriented applications, such as security systems, surveillance, multimedia content generation, large-volume data capturing, mail servers and entry-level database systems.

McRAID Storage Manager

  • Web-based GUI management utility
  • Remote configuration, monitoring, and notification
  • Graphical-based management utility

McRAID Utility

  • Command-line interface
  • CIM provider for VMware
  • API code support

McBIOS Configuration Utility

  • Legacy configuration utility
  • Flashable BIOS support


  • Global HDD activity/fault connector, individual activity/fault connector
  • LCD/I²C connector and alarm buzzer
  • Disk activity/fault LED on Bracket (ARC-1203-2i)
  • SNMP
  • SMTP
ARC-1203 Series 6Gb/s SATA RAID Adapters ARC-1203-2i
RAID-on-Chip Controller ARM_based storage I/O processor@ 1.066 GHz
Cache Memory 256 MB on-board DDR3-1066 SDRAM with ECC protection
Host Bus Interface 1-Lane PCI Express® 2.0
Ports 2 x internal
Drive Connectors 2 Discrete SATA latch connector
Data Transfer Rate Up to 6Gb/s per port
Drive Support Up to 2 x SATA HDDs/SSD
Physical Dimensions Low Profile: 134(L) x 64(H)mm
Power Dissipation Typical: 8W
Operating Temperature 0 °C to 60 °C with 200 LFM airflow
Operating Humidity 10% to 85%, non-condensing
BBM Support ARC-6120BA-T121-12G
RAID Levels RAID level 0, 1 and Single Disk
RAID Features
  • Multiple RAID selection
  • Configurable stripe size up to 1MB
  • Support HDD firmware update
  • Online array roaming
  • Online RAID level/stripe size migration
  • Online capacity expansion and RAID level migration simultaneously
  • Online volume set growth
  • SED (self-encrypting drives) function support
  • Multiple pairs SSD/HDD disk clone function
  • SSD automatic monitor clone (AMC) support
  • Instant availability and background initialization
  • Support global and dedicated hot spare
  • Automatic drive insertion/removal detection and rebuilding
  • Support for native 4K and 512 byte sector SAS and SATA devices
  • Support intelligent power management to save energy and extend service life
  • Support NTP protocol synchronize RAID controller clock over the on board Ethernet port