Areca CineRAID

Part # ARC8050T2

MFR Part # ARC-8050T2

CineRAID Areca 8 Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID - diskless. Includes 1x Thunderbolt Cable / 1x Power Cable / 1x RJ45 Cable. 3 Year Warranty More
MSRP: $1899

Availability: In stock


ARC-8050T2 Thunderbolt 2 RAID
The Areca ARC-8050T2 Thunderbolt 2 hardware RAID storage delivers the best in class performance by incorporating the latest 800Mhz Dual-Core RAID-on-Chip processor combined with ultra-fast DDR3 ECC memory protection to deliver true proven performance and reliability.

The Power to do More
While others claim to be the world's fastest Thunderbolt 2 hardware RAID storage solution, the Areca ARC-8050T2 proves it and delivers. The ARC-8050T2 was designed for the most intensive media application requiring fast sustained data throughput for smooth, real-time playback and edit to meet professional users demands.

4K Ready
Thunderbolt 2 offers fast connectivity speed at 20Gb/s offering the bandwidth to Supercharge your workflow ability and seamlessly ingest, edit, create and stream SD, HD, 2K, 4K and even higher resolutions.

ARC-8050T2 for Mac
Arm the latest Thunderbolt 2 enabled Mac with the proven hardware performance of the ARC-8050T2 RAID Storage Solution.

Dual Fans
Dual cooling fans with self regulating speed to automatically maintain optimal air distribution and targeted hot spot reduction to keep the drives running at peak performance, even during the most intensive use.

Instantaneous capacity expansion capabilities by simply daisy-chaining multiple ARC-8050T2 storage systems as you need, up to 6 units total.

Intelligent Power
Automatic on/off power of the ARC-8050T2 in unison with the Thunderbolt enabled host Mac or PC for data integrity.

RAID Features

  • RAID level 0, 1, 1E, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD
  • Multiple RAID selection
  • up to 1MB stripe size support
  • Online array roaming
  • Online RAID level/stripe size migration
  • Online capacity expansion and RAID level migration simultaneously
  • Global & Local Hot-Spare support
  • Instant availability and background initialization
  • Automatic drive insertion / removal detection and rebuilding
  • Disk scrubbing / array verify scheduling for automatic repair
  • Intelligent power management to save energy and extend service life
  • Multiple pairs SSD/HDD disk clone function
  • SSD automatic monitor clone (AMC) support
  • Complete configuration management suite
    • mRAID manager - Browser based management utility
    • LCD Display
    • Remote Monitoring
    • email alerts & notifications

Drive Support

  • 6Gb/s SAS/SATA HDD or SSD
  • 2.5" or 3.5" Drives

Host Connection

  • Two 20Gb/s Thunderbolt 2 Ports
  • Daisy-Chain Support

OS Support

  • Mac OS X 10.8.5 or higher
  • Windows 7/8 - *Install Driver First - Windows Driver Link

Operating Temperature

  • 0~40c

Operation Humidity

  • 5% ~ 95% Non-Condensing

Power Supply

  • 270w


  • 5.7" (w) x 11.8" (h) x 11.4" (d)


  • 15 lbs (Without Drives)

Model Number / Storage Capacity

  • ARC-8050T2 : Diskless
  • ARC-8050T2-32TB : 32TB = 8x 4TB Drives
  • ARC-8050T2-48TB: 48TB = 8 x 6TB Drives
  • ARC-8050T2-64TB: 64TB = 8 x 8TB Drives

8 Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Enclosure - Diskless 

  • 1x Power Cable 
  • 1x RJ45 Cable
  • 3 Year Warranty

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