Compare Areca Thunderbolt2 RAID Enclosure ARC-5028T2 6-Bay, SATA RAID 0/1/5/6; 2x TB2, 1x USB3 AND Areca Thunderbolt3 RAID Enclosure ARC-8050T3-6M 6-Bay 2.5", SAS/SATA RAID 0/1/5/6; 2x TB3 USB-C


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ARC-5028T2

ICAr-TB5028T2
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£1,156.00 ex.VAT
£1,387.20 inc.VAT
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ARC-8050T3-6M
ICAr-TB8050T3-6M
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£1,262.00 ex.VAT
£1,514.40 inc.VAT
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General

Stock code
ICAr-TB5028T2
ICAr-TB8050T3-6M
Brand
Areca
Areca
Series
Thunderbolt2 RAID Enclosure
Thunderbolt3 RAID Enclosure
Model
ARC-5028T2
ARC-8050T3-6M
Type
6-Bay, SATA RAID 0/1/5/6; 2x TB2, 1x USB3
6-Bay 2.5", SAS/SATA RAID 0/1/5/6; 2x TB3 USB-C
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
07/07/2014
18/10/2017

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
?
123 x 166 x 232 mm
Platter size
3.5"
2.5"
RAM/Cache
1GB
2GB
Guarantee
3yr
3yr
Processor
ARM 800Mhz
1.2 GHz dual core ROC
Total Drives
6
6
RAID
0:1:5:6:
0:1:5:6:
RAID Levels
RAID level 0, 1, 10(1E), 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD
RAID level 0, 1, 1E, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD
OS Support - Windows
Windows 8 or later
OS Support - Mac/OSX
macOS 10.12 or later

Connections

PORTS SUMMARY
6X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
2X Thunderbolt2
1X USB3 type B
1X DisplayPort
6X SFF-8482 (Internal Single)
2X USB-C
Internal Ports (#1)
6
Speed
Speed/RPM
Thunderbolt 2rpm
Thunderbolt 3rpm
Physical
Colour
Black
Black
Weight (kg)
10kg
6kg
Weight (bare)
6.0kg
3.6kg
Watts
135W
Reviews
Areca Thunderbolt2 RAID Enclosure

ARC-5028T2


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Price ex.VAT:£1,156.00
Price inc.VAT:£1,387.20



General Performance

The ARC-5028T2 same as the ARC-8050T3-6M is made by Areca. There always other brands out there like Areca which are often innovative. You might not get the same user experience comparing with other better known brands. But sometimes you might not need it. Unlike the ARC-8050T3-6M this box has the ARM 800Mhz processor. Another key difference between the ARC-8050T3-6M is RAM. ARC-5028T2 arrives with 1GB RAM. The ARC-5028T2 1GB RAM compared with ARC-8050T3-6M 2GB is clearly weaker.

About Connections

There are two Thunderbolt ports on ARC-5028T2. Thunderbolt2 performance allows amateur professionals, photographers, audio engineers, and video post-production engineers to unleash the power and performance of Areca giving you speeds up to 20Gb/s. One USB3 port on this Areca is offering you up to 5Gb/s transfer speeds of external devices. It is fast enough to get your files through fairly quickly with this speed and make backing up with an external drive or Apple Time Machine a quick and easy process.

About Usage

As there are no LAN ports, you probably know this is DAS (directly attached storage) box. Sometimes more than anything we need speed! If you have chosen right drives for your ARC-5028T2 box, you can expect the best performance whilst you are editing your videos or working with graphics. Only disadvantage with DAS boxes, is data sharing capabilities, compared with NAS functionality. You may install Plex Media Server on this box. Plex lets you easily create a feature rich and practical home media playback system. Some boxes offer real time transcoding functionality. That let you stream your media hustle free, based on your device speed or screen size. Please contact us to find transcoding compatibility list.

Price And Warranty

This box comes with 3 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. This Areca is £106.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit ARC-8050T3-6M.
Areca Thunderbolt3 RAID Enclosure

ARC-8050T3-6M


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Price ex.VAT:£1,262.00
Price inc.VAT:£1,514.40





General Performance

The ARC-8050T3-6M same as the ARC-5028T2 is made by Areca. There always other brands out there like Areca which are often innovative. You might not get the same user experience comparing with other better known brands. But sometimes you might not need it. Unlike the ARC-5028T2 this box has the 1.2 GHz dual core ROC processor. Another key difference between the ARC-5028T2 is RAM. ARC-8050T3-6M arrives with 2GB RAM. Size of 2GB makes ARC-8050T3-6M the best regards to RAM capacity.

About Connections

USB-C gives you this 10Gbps speed for quick backups or simple data transfers. It is new - universal connection which allows to connect to different systems like MAC and Windows.

About Usage

As there are no LAN ports, you probably know this is DAS (directly attached storage) box. Sometimes more than anything we need speed! If you have chosen right drives for your ARC-8050T3-6M box, you can expect the best performance whilst you are editing your videos or working with graphics. Only disadvantage with DAS boxes, is data sharing capabilities, compared with NAS functionality.

Price And Warranty

This box comes with 3 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. This is the most expensive box with the price tag £1,262.00.


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