Compare Areca 8-Bay SATA -to- eSATA+USB3+Firewire800+iSCSI/AoE ARC-5040 Case for 8x SATA HD, JBOD or RAID-0/1/5/6 AND Areca Thunderbolt3 RAID Enclosure ARC-8050T3U-8 8-Bay, SAS/SATA RAID 0/1/5/6; 2x USB-C for TB3 or USB3.2gen2


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ARC-5040

IBA-5040
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£661.00 ex.VAT
£793.20 inc.VAT
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ARC-8050T3U-8
ICAr-TB8050T3U-8
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£1,626.00 ex.VAT
£1,951.20 inc.VAT
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General

Stock code
IBA-5040
ICAr-TB8050T3U-8
Brand
Areca
Areca
Series
8-Bay SATA -to- eSATA+USB3+Firewire800+iSCSI/AoE
Thunderbolt3 RAID Enclosure
Model
ARC-5040
ARC-8050T3U-8
Type
Case for 8x SATA HD, JBOD or RAID-0/1/5/6
8-Bay, SAS/SATA RAID 0/1/5/6; 2x USB-C for TB3 or USB3.2gen2
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
25/08/2010
25/10/2019

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
146 x 302 x 290 mm
146x302x290 mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
RAM/Cache
128MB
2GB
Guarantee
3yr
3yr
Processor
400MHz storage I/O processor
1.2 GHz dual core ROC
Total Drives
8
8
RAID
0:1:5:6:
0:1:5:6:
RAID Levels
RAID level 0, 1, 10, 1E, 3, 5, 6, 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
1X eSATA
2X Firewire 9-pin
1X LAN
8X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
1X USB2 type B
1X USB3 type B
1X DisplayPort
8X SAS 3.5
2X USB-C
Internal Ports (#1)
8
Speed
Speed/RPM
3Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
Thunderbolt 3rpm
Physical
Weight (kg)
12kg
11kg
Weight (bare)
6.8kg
Watts
270W
Colour
Silver
Black
Reviews
Areca 8-Bay SATA -to- eSATA+USB3+Firewire800+iSCSI/AoE

ARC-5040


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Price ex.VAT:£661.00
Price inc.VAT:£793.20



General Performance

The ARC-5040 same as the ARC-8050T3U-8 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-8050T3U-8 this box has the 400MHz storage I/O processor processor. Another key difference between the ARC-8050T3U-8 is RAM. ARC-5040 arrives with 128MB RAM. The ARC-5040 128MB RAM compared with ARC-8050T3U-8 2GB is clearly weaker.

About Connections

There is one LAN port on this box, making it a simple home NAS. 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. There is one eSATA port on ARC-5040 giving you up to 6Gb/s transfer speeds.

About Usage

With 8 bay unit you are having additional advantages. You can choose from number of RAID solutions to set up. There could be RAID that saves your data even if one of the drives fail so you can still recover your data. This would be slightly more safe option to keep your data. Besides you can still access your documents or media files over your private network or even internet.

Price And Warranty

This box comes with 3 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. This Areca is £965.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit ARC-8050T3U-8.
Areca Thunderbolt3 RAID Enclosure

ARC-8050T3U-8


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Price ex.VAT:£1,626.00
Price inc.VAT:£1,951.20





General Performance

The ARC-8050T3U-8 same as the ARC-5040 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-5040 this box has the 1.2 GHz dual core ROC processor. Another key difference between the ARC-5040 is RAM. ARC-8050T3U-8 arrives with 2GB RAM. Size of 2GB makes ARC-8050T3U-8 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-8050T3U-8 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 £1,626.00.


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