Areca Enterprise Class Thunderbolt3 RAID. The highest quality RAID device you can get for your Mac or PC. Superbly crafted for speed and long term reliability. You cannot get a higher quality RAID system for your photos, video or general storage needs.
Thunderbolt - These units are Thunderbolt3, compatible with the new Thunderbolt3 equipped Macs and PCs. They are also capable of being attached to Thunderbolt2 using Thunderbolt3 to Thunderbolt2 adapters.
Performance - On Thunderbolt3 or Thunderbolt2 bus, performance is similar. 8 drives do not saturate a Thunderbolt2 bus so increasing the bus bandwidth to Thunderbolt3 does not appreciably increase the performance. Depending on drive model, in a RAID5, somewhere around 1.2 to 1.3 GB/sec is the expected throughput when empty.
Built in onboard 1.2GHz controller with 2GB DDR3-1866 memory for highest performance. ARC-8050T3 Thunderbolt RAID box allows easy scalability from JBOD to RAID. It can be configured in RAID levels 0, 1, 1E, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, or Single Disk/JBOD.
Personal Notes: In my opinion, the Areca 8050T3 series are Superstars. They work like they are suposed to, they are incredibly well built, they last forever. Best part, your data is the most secure and speediest possible. I not only recommend them, I use them on my own system. ~Rick
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