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Areca ARC-1680ix-16 PCIe to SAS RAID Adapters
SKU# AA20961, Model# ARC-1680ix-16


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Areca ARC-1680ix-16 PCIe to SAS RAID Adpaters - 16x Internal & 1x External Ports - Intel IOP348 1200MHz - One DDR-2-533 Socket with Default 512MB, Upgrade to 4GB On-Board Cache

Manufacturer Warranty: 12 Months Limited Warranty

Areca high-performance ARC-1680 series PCIe to SAS RAID host controller can provide up to (128) SAS/SATA ll peripheral devices using SAS expanders. The controllers are based on the same RAID kernel of field-proven external RAID adapter and same device drivers with widely used SATA RAID controller. Applications that benefit most features from these controllers include NAS, server RAID solutions, web servers, supercomputing, near-line backup, security systems and streaming applications.

System Architecture
• Intel Dual Core 1200 MHz IOP348 I/O processor for RAID core and SAS microcode
• 512MB on-board DDR2-533 SDRAM with ECC protection (ARC-1680LP PCB1.0/1680i PCB 1.0/1680x PCB 2.0)
• 512MB on-board DDR2-533 SDRAM with ECC protection (ARC-/1680ix-8/1680ix-12/16l)
• One 240-pin DDR2-533 DIMM socket with default 512MB of SDRAM with ECC protection, upgrade to 4GB (ARC-1680ix-12/16/24)
• Support write-through or write-back cache
• Support 4 to 24 internal and 4 to 8 external SAS ports
• Multi-adapter support for large storage requirements
• BIOS boot support for greater fault tolerance
• BIOS PnP (plug and play) and BBS (BIOS boot specification) support
• Support extreme performance RAID 6 function
• NVRAM for RAID event & transaction log
• Redundant flash image for adapter availability
• Battery Backup Module (BBM) ready (option)
ARC-6120BAT-T1xx, xx means version no.
• RoHS Compliant

RAID Features
• RAID level 0, 1, 10(1E), 3, 5, 6, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD
• Multiple RAID selection
• Online array roaming
• Online RAID level/stripe size migration
• Online capacity expansion and RAID level migration simultaneously
• Online volume set growth
• Instant availability and background initialization
• Automatic drive insertion / removal detection and rebuilding
• Greater than 2TB per volume set (64-bit LBA support)
• Disk scrubbing/ array verify scheduling for automatic repair of all configured RAID sets
• Support spin down drives when not in use (MAID)
• Support NTP protocol synchronize RAID controller clock over the on board Ethernet port

Disk Bus Interface
• 4/8/12/16/24 internal/SAS ports or 4/8 external SAS ports
• Up to (128) SAS or SATA II drives using SAS expanders
• Up to 3Gb/s per port

Monitors/Indicators
• System status indication through global HDD activity/fault connector, individual fault connector, LCD/I2C connector and alarm buzzer
• SMTP support for email notification
• SNMP support for remote manager
• Enclosure management (SES2,SMP and SGPIO) ready

RAID Management
• Field-upgradeable firmware in flash ROM
• In-Band Manager
- Hot key "boot-up" McBIOS RAID manager via M/B BIOS
- Web browser-based McRAID storage manager via ArcHttp proxy server utility
- Support Command Line Interface (CLI)
- API library for customer to write monitor utility
- Single Admin Portal (SAP) monitor utility
- Disk Stress Test (DST) utility for production
• Out-of-Band Manager
- Firmware-embedded web browser-based McRAID storage manager, SMTP manager and SNMP agent and Telnet function via Ethernet port
- API library for customer to write monitor utility
- Support Push Button and LCD display panel

SKU # AA20961 | Model # ARC-1680ix-16

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