Compare Areca Thunderbolt3 RAID Enclosure ARC-8050T3-6 6-Bay, SAS/SATA RAID 0/1/5/6; 2x TB3 USB-C 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-8050T3-6
ICAr-TB8050T3-6
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£1,114.00 ex.VAT
£1,336.80 inc.VAT
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ARC-8050T3-6M
ICAr-TB8050T3-6M
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£1,205.00 ex.VAT
£1,446.00 inc.VAT
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General

Stock code
ICAr-TB8050T3-6
ICAr-TB8050T3-6M
Brand
Areca
Areca
Series
Thunderbolt3 RAID Enclosure
Thunderbolt3 RAID Enclosure
Model
ARC-8050T3-6
ARC-8050T3-6M
Type
6-Bay, SAS/SATA RAID 0/1/5/6; 2x TB3 USB-C
6-Bay 2.5", SAS/SATA RAID 0/1/5/6; 2x TB3 USB-C
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
06/03/2017
18/10/2017

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
146x255x290 mm
123 x 166 x 232 mm
Platter size
3.5"
2.5"
RAM/Cache
2GB
2GB
Guarantee
1yr(3yrLabour)
1yr(3yrLabour)
Processor
1.2 GHz dual core ROC
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, 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
Windows 8 or later
OS Support - Mac/OSX
macOS 10.12 or later
macOS 10.12 or later

Connections

PORTS SUMMARY
1X DisplayPort
6X SFF-8482 (Internal Single)
2X USB-C
1X DisplayPort
6X SFF-8482 (Internal Single)
2X USB-C
Speed
Speed/RPM
Thunderbolt 3rpm
Thunderbolt 3rpm
Physical
Colour
Black
Black
Weight (kg)
10kg
6kg
Weight (bare)
6kg
3.6kg
Watts
180W
135W
Reviews
Areca Thunderbolt3 RAID Enclosure

ARC-8050T3-6


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Our Review: 4/5
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Price ex.VAT:£1,114.00
Price inc.VAT:£1,336.80



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OVERALL

DESIGN rating score 7.00

FEATURES rating score 8.00

PERFORMANCE rating score 9.00

VALUE FOR MONEY
rating score 8.00
Areca ARC-8050T3-6 PROS

designAlthough a little dated, the casing is very compact and certainly more manageable than giant devices like the Promsie Pegasus 3. It is very functional and with two rear fans will keep the device cool throughout. Additionally, the inclusion of a real time LCD panel to give you information about the health and status of the drives is an excellent touch from Areca.
featuresWith blisteringly fast Thunderbolt3 as the connection of choice, the is going to be easily one of the most affordable 4 bay TB3 DAS enclosures available on the market. Likewise with control over the system and information from that front panel and RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6 and RAID 10 being supported, you are looking at a great TB storage solution.
performanceWith the inclusion of a dual core ARM based RoC (RAID on chip) as well as 1GB of memory (twice that, in both regards, to their nearest rivals) it is in sheers performance and speed that the Areca ARC-8050T3-4 really shows it's power!
valueUltimately if you are looking for a stable and comprehensive direct attached storage RAID enclosure, with Thunderbolt 3 for your Mac or windows system - look no further than the Areca ARC-8050T3-4, ARC-8050T3-8, ARC-8050T3-12 and ARC-8050T3-6
Areca ARC-8050T3-6 CONS

designThis black and silver chassis may appear a little dated in design and a combination of plastic and metal may put some off. Likewise the two fans are a pinch noiser than other DAS storage enclosures. Though you can turn the fans off.
featuresWith just Thunderbolt 3 ports, you will not see additional access like USB 3.0 to fall back on for non TB3 enabled PC or Mac devices.
performanceIf you are looking for a device that is going to do more than act as a slave enclosure for your data - you should look at the QNAP TVS-1282T3 NAS+DAS combination device
valueThose unfamiliar with the areca brand may seek refuge in well known brands like Promise and WD. However I would recommend Areca as a long standing and reliable company for your storage needs.



General Performance

The ARC-8050T3-6 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. Same as the ARC-8050T3-6M this box has the 1.2 GHz dual core ROC processor. Just like the ARC-8050T3-6M this box has 2GB RAM.

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-8050T3-6 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 1 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. This Areca is £91.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit ARC-8050T3-6M.
Areca Thunderbolt3 RAID Enclosure

ARC-8050T3-6M


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Price ex.VAT:£1,205.00
Price inc.VAT:£1,446.00





General Performance

The ARC-8050T3-6M same as the ARC-8050T3-6 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. Same as the ARC-8050T3-6 this box has the 1.2 GHz dual core ROC processor. Just like the ARC-8050T3-6 this box has 2GB RAM. With this size of RAM you should be able to do simple tasks like collect, enjoy, and share your photos, music, and videos

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 1 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. This is the most expensive box with the price tag £1,205.00.


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