Compare Areca SAS RAID Enclosure ARC-8042-12 12-Bay SAS-12Gb, RAID 0/1/5/6 AND Areca SAS JBOD Enclosure ARC-4038-12 12-Bay SAS-12Gb Multilane 4x SFF8644 + 1x SFF8088 AND Areca USB3 Enclosure ARC-8050U3-6 6-Bay, SAS/SATA RAID 0/1/5/6; 2x USB-C


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ARC-8042-12
ICAr-8042
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£1,878.00 ex.VAT
£2,253.60 inc.VAT
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ARC-4038-12
ICAr-4038-12
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£1,224.00 ex.VAT
£1,468.80 inc.VAT
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ARC-8050U3-6
ICAr-8050U3-6
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£960.00 ex.VAT
£1,152.00 inc.VAT
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General

Stock code
ICAr-8042
ICAr-4038-12
ICAr-8050U3-6
Brand
Areca
Areca
Areca
Series
SAS RAID Enclosure
SAS JBOD Enclosure
USB3 Enclosure
Model
ARC-8042-12
ARC-4038-12
ARC-8050U3-6
Type
12-Bay SAS-12Gb, RAID 0/1/5/6
12-Bay SAS-12Gb Multilane 4x SFF8644 + 1x SFF8088
6-Bay, SAS/SATA RAID 0/1/5/6; 2x USB-C
ROHS
Y
Y
Y
Date added
06/03/2017
16/05/2017
26/10/2018

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
206 x 310 x 290 mm
206 x 310 x 290 mm
146x255x290 mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
3.5"
RAM/Cache
2GB
Guarantee
3yr
3yr
3yr
Processor
RAID-on-Chip (ROC) 1.2 GHz
ARM Cortex-R4
1.2 GHz dual core ROC
Total Drives
12
12
6
RAID
0:1:5:6:
JBOD
0:1:5:6:
RAID Levels
RAID level 0, 1, 10(1E), 3, 5, 6, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD
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
4X SFF-8644 (External)
12X SFF-8482 (Internal Single)
4X SFF-8644 (External)
12X SFF-8482 (Internal Single)
2X SFF-8644 Host (External)
6X SFF-8482 (Internal Single)
1X USB3.1 gen2 type C
Speed
Speed/RPM
12Gb/s SAS/SATA
12Gb/s SAS/SATA
USB3.1gen2rpm
Physical
Weight (kg)
14kg
15kg
10kg
Weight (bare)
9.5kg
9.5kg
6kg
Watts
180W
Colour
Silver
Black
Black
Reviews
Areca SAS RAID Enclosure

ARC-8042-12


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Price ex.VAT:£1,878.00
Price inc.VAT:£2,253.60





General Performance

The ARC-8042-12 same as the ARC-4038-12 and the ARC-8050U3-6 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-4038-12 and the ARC-8050U3-6 this box has the RAID-on-Chip (ROC) 1.2 GHz processor. The ARC-8042-12 RAM compared with ARC-8050U3-6 2GB is clearly weaker.

About Connections

There are four SAS ports on this ARC-8042-12 box. When we are talking SAS, we talk FAST. You are either serious video editor or graphic designer, and there is no place for lagging transfer speeds.

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-8042-12 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 £1,878.00.
Areca SAS JBOD Enclosure

ARC-4038-12


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Price ex.VAT:£1,224.00
Price inc.VAT:£1,468.80





General Performance

The ARC-4038-12 same as the ARC-8042-12 and the ARC-8050U3-6 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-8042-12 and the ARC-8050U3-6 this box has the ARM Cortex-R4 processor. The ARC-4038-12 RAM compared with ARC-8050U3-6 2GB is clearly weaker.

About Connections

There are four SAS ports on this ARC-4038-12 box. When we are talking SAS, we talk FAST. You are either serious video editor or graphic designer, and there is no place for lagging transfer speeds.

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-4038-12 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 £654.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit ARC-8042-12.
Areca USB3 Enclosure

ARC-8050U3-6


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Price ex.VAT:£960.00
Price inc.VAT:£1,152.00





General Performance

The ARC-8050U3-6 same as the ARC-8042-12 and the ARC-4038-12 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-8042-12 and the ARC-4038-12 this box has the 1.2 GHz dual core ROC processor.

About Connections

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 are two SAS ports on this ARC-8050U3-6 box. When we are talking SAS, we talk FAST. You are either serious video editor or graphic designer, and there is no place for lagging transfer speeds.

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-8050U3-6 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 Areca is £918.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit ARC-8042-12.


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