Cineraid ARC-8050T3-8 - 8 Bay Thunderbolt 3 Hardware RAID Desktop Tower

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8 Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID Solution Hardware RAID Built-In / Desktop Tower Includes Thunderbolt 3 Cable 3 Year Warranty
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Unleash Your Creativity Faster Than Ever

Thunderbolt™ 3 brings Thunderbolt to USB-C at speeds up to 40Gbps, creating one compact port that does it all – delivering the fastest, most versatile connection. ARC-8050T3 is equipped with dual Thunderbolt 3 ports for connecting to any Thunderbolt 3 enabled Mac or PC host and o daisy-chaining other Thunderbolt 3 devices, while also supplying power for quick notebook charging. The Thunderbolt daisy-chaining allows connection of up to six devices, so customers can connect ARC-8050T3 for massive amounts of video storage with a single Thunderbolt connection to their host computer. ARC-8050T3 can meet the demand of users when working with rich, ultra-high resolution media through Thunderbolt 3 interface. The ARC-8050T3 also sports a full sized DisplayPort video output on its rear, allowing for a quick and easy 4K 60Hz display setup.


Unparalleled Performance

ARC-8050T3-8 is an 8bay desktop SAS/SATA Hardware RAID Storage solution for both PC and Mac working environments. The ARC-8050T3-8 performance is driven by an on-board RAID-On-Chip and ECC SDRAM memory to deliver true high performance hardware RAID protection against drive failure. This combination helps to provide a high performance storage device ready to take on real time multi-steam HD, 4K, 6K and 8K workflows.


Enabling an Easy-to-Manage Storage Utility

Configuration and monitoring can be managed either through the LCD control panel, Thunderbolt interface or LAN port. The ArcSAP graphical user interface is designed for quick managing and configuring the ARC-8050T3-8 RAID storage. The intelligent cooling continuously adapts to environmental conditions by automatically controlling the speed of the cooling fans but still keeping a low-noise working environment.


Enterprise Class Data Availability and Security

The ARC-8050T3-8 supports Hardware RAID 5 for uninterrupted data availability in a single drive failure event or  RAID 6 for dual drive failure safeguard. Hot-Swappable drive bays provides zero downtime during a drive failure event. Intelligent power On/Off function powers the ARC-8050T3-8 unit in unison with the host computer during startup and shut-down for extra level of data integrity. Board-level hardware encryption manages all drives attached to the ARC-8050T3-8 without impacting the performance for higher levels of security and protection.


  • High performance 40Gbps

  • Thunderbolt 3 interface

  • Support simultaneous 4K in/output workflow

  • Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports for daisy-chaining

  • Display Port

  • Configuration by Thunderbolt / LAN Port / LCD

  • Scalable up to 6 Thunderbolt 3 devices


  • Support bootable drive via Thunderbolt

  • Advanced configuration for video optimized performance

  • Enterprise-Class Data Protection and Security

  • Controller-level Hardware Encryption

  • Support BBM option for cache protection (Optional)

  • Intelligent Power On/Off Function for data integrity

  • Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) Cable Included


Hardware RAID Features


• RAID level 0, 1, 1E, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD

• Multiple RAID selection

• Support up to 1MB stripe size

• Online array roaming

• Online RAID level/stripe size migration

• Support global hot spare and local hot spare

• Instant availability and background initialization

• Advanced configuration for smooth data streaming

• Disk scrubbing/ array verify scheduling support

• Multiple pairs SSD/HDD disk clone function

• SSD automatic monitor clone (AMC) support

• SED (Self-encrypting drives) function support

• Controller-Level Hardware Volume Encryption

• Support HDD firmware update

• Support for native 4K and 512 byte sector SAS and SATA device s

• Redundant flash image for adapter availability

• System status indication through LCD, LED and alarm buzzer

• Complete configuration management suite

- McRAID manager – browser-based management

(LAN or Thunderbolt)

- ArcSAP manager – multi-language management software

- Push Buttons and LCD Display panel for setup and status

- Command Line Interface (CLI)- scriptable configuration tool

- API libraries support - combine GUI with user management utility

- SNMP support for remote monitoring

- SMTP support for email notification

Case Specifications



Drive Support

  • Up to 8x 12Gb/s or 6Gb/s SAS/SATA HDD or SSD

  • 2.5" or 3.5" Drives

Host Connection

  • Two 40Gb/s Thunderbolt 2 Ports

  • Thunderbolt Daisy-Chain Support - Up to 6 Devices

Cooling Fan

  • Two 92MM 2700RPM (Self Regulating)

Operating Temperature

  • 0~40c

Operation Humidity

  • 5% ~ 95% Non-Condensing

Power Supply

  • 270W


Dimensions / Weight

  • 5.7" (w) x 11.8" (h) x 11.4" (d) inches

  • 14.9 lbs (Diskless)


OS Support

  • Mac OS X 10.10 or higher

  • Windows 7 or higher

Kit Contents

  • Areca 8-Bay Storage Enclosure

  • (8) Removable Hot-Swap disk modules

  • (1) Thunderbolt Cable (USB-C)

  • Quick Start Guide

  • Power Cord

Warranty & Support


3 Year Standard Warranty




Case Specifications Drive SupportUp to 8x 12Gb/s or 6Gb/s SAS/SATA HDD or SSD2.5" or 3.5" DrivesHost ConnectionTwo 40Gb/s Thunderbolt 2 PortsThunderbolt Daisy-Chain Support - Up to 6 DevicesCooling FanTwo 92MM 2700RPM (Self Regulating)Operating Temperature0~40cOperation Humidity5% ~ 95% Non-CondensingPower Supply270W Dimensions / Weight5.7" (w) x 11.8" (h) x 11.4" (d) inches14.9 lbs (Diskless) OS SupportMac OS X 10.10 or higherWindows 7 or higherKit ContentsAreca 8-Bay Storage Enclosure(8) Removable Hot-Swap disk modules(1) Thunderbolt Cable (USB-C)Quick Start GuidePower Cord
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