Compare Areca Thunderbolt3 RAID Enclosure ARC-8050T3-8 8-Bay, SAS/SATA RAID 0/1/5/6; 2x USB-C for TB3 AND Areca SAS Enclosure ARC-4038-8ML 8-Bay SAS-12Gb, JBOD for RAID Compact Disk Box


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ARC-8050T3-8
ICAr-TB8050T3-8
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£1,256.00 ex.VAT
£1,507.20 inc.VAT
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ARC-4038-8ML
ICAr-4038ML
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£457.00 ex.VAT
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General

Stock code
ICAr-TB8050T3-8
ICAr-4038ML
Brand
Areca
Areca
Series
Thunderbolt3 RAID Enclosure
SAS Enclosure
Model
ARC-8050T3-8
ARC-4038-8ML
Type
8-Bay, SAS/SATA RAID 0/1/5/6; 2x USB-C for TB3
8-Bay SAS-12Gb, JBOD for RAID Compact Disk Box
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
06/03/2017
17/02/2016

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
146x302x290 mm
146 x 302 x 290 mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
RAM/Cache
2GB
Guarantee
3yr
3yr
Processor
1.2 GHz dual core ROC
None
Total Drives
8
8
RAID
0:1:5:6:
JBOD
RAID Levels
RAID level 0, 1, 1E, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD
JBOD
OS Support - Windows
Windows 8 or later
OS Support - Mac/OSX
macOS 10.12 or later

Connections

PORTS SUMMARY
1X DisplayPort
8X SFF-8482 (Internal Single)
2X USB-C
2X SFF-8644 (External)
8X SFF-8482 (Internal Single)
Speed
Speed/RPM
Thunderbolt 3rpm
12Gb/s SAS/SATA
Physical
Colour
Black
Silver
Weight (kg)
11kg
11kg
Weight (bare)
6.8kg
6.8kg
Watts
270W
Reviews
Areca Thunderbolt3 RAID Enclosure

ARC-8050T3-8


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Our Review: 4/5
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Price ex.VAT:£1,256.00
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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-8050T3-8 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-8050T3-8 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-8050T3-8 same as the ARC-4038-8ML 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-4038-8ML this box has the 1.2 GHz dual core ROC processor.

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-8050T3-8 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 £1,256.00.
Areca SAS Enclosure

ARC-4038-8ML


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Price ex.VAT:£457.00
Price inc.VAT:£548.40





General Performance

The ARC-4038-8ML same as the ARC-8050T3-8 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-8050T3-8 this box has the None processor. The ARC-4038-8ML RAM compared with ARC-8050T3-8 2GB is clearly weaker.

About Connections

There are two SAS ports on this ARC-4038-8ML 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-4038-8ML 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 £799.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit ARC-8050T3-8.


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