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ARC-1203-8i, SATA 6Gb/s, 8-Port, PCIe 2.0 x4, Controller with 512MB Cache, Includes 1x Internal MiniSAS (SFF-8087) Cable

  • SKU: 10905192
  • Manufacturer: ARECA
  • MPN: 1203-8I
  • Availability: USUALLY SHIPS WITHIN 1-3 WEEKS
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PCIe x4 6Gb/s SATA RAID Controller
Model Name ARC-1203-4I ARC-1203-8I
I/O Processor ARM_based 1066MHz storage I/O processor
Host Bus Type PCIe 2.0 x 4 Lanes
RAID Level Support 0, 1, 1E, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk, and JBOD
On-Board Cache 512MB on-board DDR3-1066 SDRAM with ECC protection
Driver Connector 1*SFF-8087 2*SFF-8087
Driver Support 4*SATA lll 8*SATA lll
Management Port In-Band: PCIe / Out-of-Band: LCD, and LAN Port
Enclosure Ready Individual Faulty Header, SGPIO, and Serial bus
Form Factor (H x L) Low Profile: 64.4 x 168 mm


  • ARM_based 1066MHz storage I/O processor
  • 512MB on-board DDR3-1066 SDRAM with ECC protection
  • PCIe 2.0 x4 lanes host interface
  • Support up to 4/8 x 6Gb/s SATA HDDs/SSD
  • Multi-adapter support for large storage requirements
  • BIOS boot support for greater fault tolerance
  • Boot support for the uEFI host BIOS
  • BIOS PnP (plug and play) and BBS (BIOS boot specification) support
  • NVRAM for RAID event & transaction log
  • Redundant flash image for adapter availability
  • Battery Backup Module (BBM) ready (optional)
  • RoHS Compliant

RAID Features

  • RAID level 0, 1, 10(1E), 3, 5, 6, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD
  • Multi-level RAID 0 and RAID 10 (R00 and R100)
  • Support up to 1MB stripe size
  • 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
  • Support global and dedicated hot spare
  • Automatic drive insertion/removal detection and rebuilding
  • Greater than 2TB capacity per disk drive support
  • Greater than 2TB per volume set (64-bit LBA support)
  • SED (self-encrypting drives) function support
  • Support intelligent power management to save energy and extend service life
  • Support for native 4K and 512 byte sector SATA devices
  • Multiple pairs SSD/HDD disk clone function
  • SSD automatic monitor clone (AMC) support
  • Support HDD firmware update


  • System status indication through global HDD activity/fault connector, individual fault connector, LCD/serial bus connector an d alarm buzzer
  • SMTP support email notification
  • SNMP support for remote manager
  • Enclosure management (Serial bus & SGPIO) ready

RAID Management

  • Field-upgradeable firmware in flash ROM

In-Band Manager

  • Web browser-based McRAID storage manager via ArcHTTP proxy server for all operating systems
  • Hot key “boot-up” McBIOS RAID manager via BIOS
  • Support Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • API library for customer to write manager utility
  • Single Admin Portal (ArcSAP) quick manager utility

Out-of-Band Manager

  • Firmware-embedded web browser-based McRAID storage manager, SMTP manager, SNMP agent and Telnet function via Ethernet port
  • Out-of-Band API sample and functional code for customer to quickly customize its AP
  • Support push button and LCD display panel (optional)

Operating System

  • Windows 10/8/Server2012/7/2008/Vista/Server 2003/XP
  • Linux
  • FreeBSD
  • VMware (Driver 6.x support CLI in-band management utility)
  • Solaris 10/11 x86/x86_64
  • Mac OS X 10.5.x or Higher