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ARC-1226-8x, SAS 12Gb/s, 8-Port, PCIe 3.0 x8, Controller with 1GB Cache

  • SKU: 10905229
  • Manufacturer: ARECA
  • MPN: ARC-1226-8x
  • Availability: USUALLY SHIPS WITHIN 1-3 WEEKS
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PCIe 3.0 12Gb/s SAS RAID Controller
Model Name ARC-1216-4x ARC-1226-8x
I/O Processor Dual Core RAID-on-Chip 1.2GHz
On-Board Cache 1GB on-board DDR3-1600 SDRAM with ECC
Driver Connector 1 x SFF-8644 2 x SFF-8644
Management Port In-Band: PCIe / Out-of-Band: BIOS and LCD (Optional) and LAN Port
Enclosure Ready External Serial Bus
Form Factor (LxH) Low Profile: 169.5 x 64.4 mm

Adapter Architecture

  • Dual Core RAID-on-Chip (ROC) 1.2 GHz processor
  • PCIe 3.0 x8 lane host interface
  • 1GB on-board DDR3-1600 SDRAM with ECC
  • Write-through or write-back cache support
  • Support up to 4/8 internal or 4/8 external 12Gb/s SAS ports
  • ARC-1216-4x supports up to 4 x 12Gb/s SAS/SATA HDDs
  • ARC-1226-8x supports up to 8 x 12Gb/s SAS/SATA HDDs
  • BIOS boot array support for greater fault tolerance
  • Boot support for the uEFI host BIOS
  • NVRAM for RAID event & transaction log
  • Redundant flash image for controller availability
  • Multi-adapter support for large storage requirements
  • Support flash-based or battery backup module
  • (FBM/BBM) ready (optional)
  • RoHS compliant

RAID Features

  • RAID level 0, 1, 10(1E), 3, 5, 6, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD
  • Multiple RAID 0 and RAID 10(1E) support (RAID 00 and RAID100)
  • Multiple RAID selection
  • Support HDD firmware update
  • Configurable stripe size up to 1024KB
  • 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
  • Instant availability and background initialization
  • Support global and dedicated hot spare
  • Automatic drive insertion/removal detection and rebuilding
  • Support intelligent power management to save energy and extend service life
  • Support for native 4K and 512 byte sector SAS and SATA devices
  • Multiple pairs SSD/HDD disk clone function
  • SSD automatic monitor clone (AMC) support
  • Controller level hardware encryption function support


  • System status indication through global HDD activity/fault connector, individual activity/fault connector, LCD/I2Cconnector and alarm buzzer
  • SMTP support for email notification
  • SNMP support for remote manager
  • Enclosure management (Serial Bus) ready

RAID Management

  • Field-upgradeable firmware in flash ROM

In-Band Manager

  • Hot key "boot-up" McBIOS RAID manager via M/B BIOS
  • Web browser-based McRAID storage manager via ArcHttp proxy server for all operating systems
  • Support Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • API library for customer to write monitor utility
  • Single Admin Portal (SAP) monitor utility

Out-of-Band Manager (Optional)

  • Firmware-embedded web browser-based McRAID storage manager, SMTP manager, SNMP agent and Telnet function via Ethernet port
  • API library for customer to write monitor utility
  • Support push button and LCD display panel (optional)

Operating System

  • Windows 10/8/Server2012/7/2008/Vista/XP/2003
  • Linux
  • FreeBSD
  • VMware (only driver package available w/o management)
  • Solaris 10/11 x86/x86_64
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or Higher