Areca ARC-8050T3U-4 4-Bay Thunderbolt 3 (8TB – 64TB)

The ARC-8050T3U is a 4-Disk RAID solution with the latest Thunderbolt 3 interface, also compatible with USB 3.0 computers (via the included USB-C to USB Type-A cable).

Populated with 4 x 7200rpm Enterprise Class disks the ARC-8050T3U can be configured in capacities ranging from 8TB up to 64TB with multiple RAID options available.

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The Areca ARC-8050T3U 4-Bay RAID is the ideal desktop video editing solution or RAID storage device. 4-Disks combined with Thunderbolt 3 will provide enough data throughput for 4K+ video editing.

The ARC-8050T3U can be configured in many RAID levels via the easy to use front LED panel or via the MRAID software.

Equipped with dual Thunderbolt 3 ports for connecting to any Thunderbolt 3-enabled host, an additional Thunderbolt 3 port for daisy-chaining other peripherals, while also supplying power for quick notebook charging.

The ARC-8050T3U also sports a full sized DisplayPort 1.4 video output on its rear, allowing for a quick and easy 8K 30Hz display setup.

Daisy-chain Multiple Devices

Thunderbolt daisy-chaining allows connection of up to six devices, so users can connect ARC-8050T3U for massive amounts of video storage with a single Thunderbolt connection to their host computer. Additionally, ARC-8050T3U supports a full sized DisplayPort video output connector on its rear, allowing for a quick and easy 8K 30Hz display setup.

Compatible with Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2

The Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter (sold separately) lets you connect Areca ARC-8050T3U solutions to any of the Mac with a Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port and macOS Sierra 10.12 or later.

LCD: Easy Configuration & Monitor LCD

Areca LCD Panel Management

Instantly monitor system’s status as a glance

ARC-8050T3U LCD is the primary user interface for the RAID storage. All configuration and management of the controller and its properly connected disk arrays can be performed from this interface. The LCD status panel informs you of the ARC-8050T3U RAID storage real-time operating status at a glance so users can easily grasp the status of the system at all times.


Web Browser-Based Management

MRAID storage manager is firmware-based utility, which is accessible via the web browser installed on your operating system. The web browser-based McRAID storage manager is a HTML-based application, which utilizes the browser (Safari, IE and Mozilla etc) installed on your monitor station. It can be accessed through the in-band Thunderbolt bus and out of band Ethernet port. The in-band-Thunderbolt bus method can launch the web browser-based McRAID storage manager via ArcHTTP proxy server.

Whisper-Quiet Operation

The intelligent cooling continuously adapts to environmental conditions by automatically controlling the speed of cooling fans. As a result, the fan reduces noise to a minimum, almost imperceptible level. Whisper-Quiet Low Sound Levels operation, make the ARC-8050T3U well suited for video/audio applications, without impacting the work environment.

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