Areca CineRAID

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Areca CineRAID 6 Bay Thunderbolt RAID Enclosure ‐ Diskless
SKU: ARC5028T2
MPN: ARC-5028T2
MSRP: $1699
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Areca CineRAID 6 Bay Thunderbolt 2 + USB 3.0 RAID 24TB
SKU: ARC5028T224TB
MPN: ARC-5028T2-24TB
MSRP: $2999
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Areca CineRAID 6 Bay Thunderbolt 2 + USB 3.0 RAID 36TB
SKU: ARC5028T236TB
MPN: ARC-5028T2-36TB
MSRP: $3699
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Areca CineRAID 6 Bay Thunderbolt 2 + USB 3.0 RAID 48TB
SKU: ARC5028T248TB
MPN: ARC-5028T2-48TB
MSRP: $4599
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The new ARC-5028T2 is a compact 6-Bay Hardware RAID Thunderbolt 2 & USB 3.0 storage solution for Mac and PC environments. The ARC-5028T2 provides up to 800+ sustained transfer rates with Thunderbolt 2 technology for ultimate speed without disruption or major dips in performance to meet the high end requirements of HD, 2K and 4K workflows. The ARC-5028T2 also gives you the ability to daisy-chain via dual Thunderbolt 2 ports,  up to six devices so you can add more storage as you need it or other Thunderbolt devices.  In addition, the ARC-5028T2 also provides the user USB 3.0 SuperSpeed connectivity option when a Thunderbolt port is unavailable. CineRAID ships ready-to-use RAID solutions with Enterprise Class hard drives available up to 36TB* solution, making it the best in class 6bay Thunderbolt 2 around with 3/5 Year Warranties. 

Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 Connectivity         

The ARC-8028T2 features two cutting-edge interfaces, Thunderbolt 2 and SuperSpeed USB 3.0

Thunderbolt 2 pushes performance up to 20Gbs and enables 4K video file transfer and display simultaneously. The ARC-5028T2 is equipped with dual Thunderbolt 2 ports for connecting to any Thunderbolt 2 enabled host such as the new Mac Pro, and is backwards compatible to the same cables and connectors used with current Thunderbolt devices. In addition to high performance Thunderbolt 2, the ARC-5028T2 also gives the user the option to connect by SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface for environments not having a Thunderbolt port.

Drive Trays
Hot-swap drive trays with built-in vibration dampening design for reducing vibration between drives and help keep drives running at peak performance. Each drive tray display LED indicators to inform you real-time status of Power, Activity and Failure of each hard drive.

Supports 2.5" and 3.5" HDD or SSD

LAN Port
The ARC-5028T2 RAID storage has a browser-based RAID GUI (Graphical User Interface) embedded in the firmware and can be accessed through the built-In RJ45 LAN port for remote management and configuration. This can be used as an alternative way to manage or configure the RAID storage instead of using or installing the Areca mRAID utility.


  • ARM Based 800Mhz ROC
  • 1GB on Board DDR3 SDRAM with ECC Protection
  • Dual Thunderbolt Ports + Single USB 3.0 Port
  • Real-Time LCD and LED Status Indicator
  • Intelligent power On/OFF function when connected to host
  • Battery Backup Module Ready (optional)

Built-In RAID Features

  • Supports RAID level 0, 1, 1E, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD
  • Multiple RAID selection
  • Support for up to 1MB stripe size
  • Multiple pair SSD/HDD disk clone function
  • SSD automatic monitor clone (AMC) support
  • Online array roaming
  • Online RAID level/stripe size migration
  • Online capacity expansion and RAID level migration simultaneously
  • Online Volume set growth
  • Advanced configuration options for smooth data streaming
  • Support global hot spare and local hot spare
  • Instant availability and background initialization
  • Automatic drive insertion / removal detection and rebuilding
  • Disk scrubbing / array verify scheduling for automatic repair of all configured RAID sets
  • Support intelligent power management to save energy and extend service life
  • Support NTP protocol to synchronize RAID controller clock over the on-board LAN port
  • Complete configuration management suite
    • McRAID manager - browser based management tool (By LAN or Thunderbolt)
    • Push buttons and LCD display panel for setup and real-time status
    • Command Line Interface (CLI) - scriptable configuration tool
    • API libraries support - combine GUI with user management utility
    • SNMP support for remote monitoring
    • SMTP support for email notification

Drive Support

  • Up to 8x 3.5" and 2.5" 6Gb/s SATA/SAS HDD or SSD (3Gb/s backwards compatible)
  • Up to 6TB SATA / SAS Drives in each drive bay
  • Hot swappable drive trays

Host Connection

  • Two Thuderbolt Ports - 20Gb/s per Channel
    • Dual-Protocol support (PCI Express and Display Port)
    • Compatible with existing Display Port devices
    • Daisy-Chain Support
    • Backwards compatible to Thunderbolt 1 host connections
  • One USB 3.0 Port - 5Gbps
    • Backwards compatible to USB 2.0 host connections

Operating System

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

Dimensions & Weight

    • 4.84(w) x 8.45 (h) x 9.11 (d) inches (146 x 255 x 290 mm)
    • 13.2 lbs - without drives
    • 20~25 lbs (Approximately) - with drives

Operating Temperature

  • 0~104°F (0~40°C)

Operation Humidity

  • 5% ~ 95%, Non Condensing

Power Supply

  • 180W / 100-240V AC


  • 3 Year Manufacture Warranty / 5 Year Enterprise Class Hard Drive Warranty

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