ARC-4038 Front
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Areca CineRAID

Part # ARC4038

MFR Part # ARC-4038

8 Bay 12G SAS Expander Storage Solution. Hot-Swap Drive Trays supports SAS/SATA HDD or SSD / 3.5"or2.5" More
MSRP: $1199

Availability: Out of stock


The advancement of 12Gb/s SAS connectivity allows the new ARC-4038 8-Bay SAS Expander unit to transfer end-to-end 12Gb/s storage speed between the storage enclosure and the host computer when combined with the performance proven Areca ARC-1883X PCIe RAID Controller. Customers can use the new ARC-4038 expander to provide an affordable, scalable, performance driven storage solution that enables customer to expand capacity beyond the server to meet growing data requirements.

The ARC-4038 is based on the 12Gb/s SAS technology and powered by the LSI SAS3x28 12Gb SAS expander controller chip. It supports 3,6,12Gb/s SAS or 3,6 Gb/s SATA HDDs or SSDs. Uses the latest enhancements in SAS along with new LSI DataBolt bandwidth optimizer terchnology, which buffers 6Gb/s data and then transfers it out to the host at 12Gb/s speeds in order to match the bandwidth between faster hosts and slower SAS or SATA devices.

The ARC-4038 is qualified for using with ARC-1883X 12G SAS RAID Controller or ARC-1320 SAS host adapter with external ports, providing connectivity to servers for cost-effective storage expansion and scalability.

Supports multi-steam SD, DVCPRO HD, Apple ProRes 422/444, HD, UHD, and uncompressed HD video workflows with ease.

Drives Supported

  • SAS Hard Drives - Up to 8x 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch SAS hot-plug hard drives
    (12Gb/s or 6Gb/s at speeds of 7200, 10K or 15K RPM)
  • SATA Hard Drives - Up to 8x 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch SAS hot-plug hard drives
    (6Gb/s at speeds of 7200 or 10K RPM)

Host Interface

  • 4x SFF-8644 host/expansion ports
  • 1x SFF-8088 host/expansion ports


  • 1x 6-pin UART RJ-11 port
  • 1x RJ-45 LAN port

Power Supply

  • 220W maximum continuous
  • Voltage 90-256 V rated
  • Frequency 50-60 Hz
  • Amperage +12V/16A, +5V/16A, +3.3V/14A

Cooling Fan

  • Speed - 2x 2700 rpm / brushless fan
  • Amperage - 2x 0.135A

302mm(H) x 146mm(W) x 290mm(D)

14.9lbs/6.8kg (diskless)

Environmental Temp

  • Operating: 0° to 40°C
  • Storage: -40° to 70°C

Power Consumption

  • 12V @ 1.9Amps = 22.8W
  • +5V @ 0.52Amps = 2.6W

Relative Humidity

  • Operating: 10% to 80% (non-condensing)
  • Storage: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)

Recommended Controller
Areca ARC-1883X 12G MiniSAS HD PCIe RAID Controller (Optional)

Areca 8-Bay 12G SAS Expander - Diskless

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