The ARC-8050T2 8-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Enclosure from Areca is an 8-bay enclosure that is capable of holding both 2.5" and 3.5" SAS and SATA 6 Gb/s hard drives and solid state drives. The back of the enclosure features two 20 Gb/s Thunderbolt 2 ports allowing you to connect the enclosure to computers running Mac 10.8.5 or higher and computers running either Windows 7 or Windows 8. Once connected, you benefit from enhanced Thunderbolt 2 connectivity and the ability to daisy-chain up to six compatible peripheral devices.
This eight bay Areca Thunderbolt RAID enclosure also comes with extensive RAID level compatibility. Whether you are looking for speed or redundancy, you can configure the drives to suit your needs as the enclosure supports a variety of RAID levels including RAID 0,1, 1E, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk, or JBOD.
- 800 MHz Dual Core Processor
- 1GB On-Board DDR3-1333 SDRAM
- 20 Gb/s Thunderbolt 2 Interface
- Supports Simultaneous 4K Workflows
- Thunderbolt 2 Ports for Daisy-Chaining
- Bootable Drive Support via Thunderbolt
- Enterprise-Class Data Protection
- Controller-Level Hardware Encryption
- Intelligent Power On/Off Function
- Enhanced RAID Support