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ARC-1882 Series

Areca ARC-1882 series specifications

Adapter Architecture

  • Dual Core RAID-on-Chip (ROC) 800 MHz processor
  • PCIe 3.0/2.0 x8 lane host interface (PCB version 3.0 supports PCIe 3.0 x8 lanes)
  • 1GB on-board DDR3-1333 SDRAM with ECC (ARC-1882LP/1882i/1882x)
  • One 240-pin DIMM socket for DDR3-1333 ECC single rank registered SDRAM module using x8 or x16 chip organization (1Rx8 or 1Rx16), upgrade from 1GB (default) to 4GB (ARC-1882ix-12/16/24)
  • Write-through or write-back cache support
  • Support up to 4/8/12/16/24 internal or 4/8 external 6Gb/s SAS ports
  • Multi-adapter support for large storage requirements
  • BIOS boot support for greater fault tolerance
  • BIOS PnP (plug and play) and BBS (BIOS boot specification) support
  • Support EFI BIOS for Mac Pro
  • NVRAM for RAID event & transaction log
  • Redundant flash image for controller availability
  • Battery Backup Module (BBM) ready (Option) 
  • ARC-6120BA-T121
  • RoHS compliant

RAID Features

  • RAID level 0, 1, 10(1E), 3, 5, 6, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD
  • Multiple RAID 0 and RAID 10(1E) support (RAID 00 and RAID100)
  • Multiple RAID selection
  • Online array roaming
  • Offline RAID set
  • Online RAID level/stripe size migration
  • Online capacity expansion and RAID level migration simultaneously
  • Online volume set growth
  • Instant availability and background initialization
  • Support global and dedicated hot spare
  • Automatic drive insertion/removal detection and rebuilding
  • Greater than 2TB capacity per disk drive support
  • Greater than 2TB per volume set (64-bit LBA support)
  • Support intelligent power management to save energy and extend service life
  • Support NTP protocol synchronize RAID controller clock over the on board Ethernet port


  • System status indication through global HDD activity/fault connector, individual activity/fault connector, LCD/I2C.connector and alarm buzzer
  • SMTP support for email notification
  • SNMP support for remote manager
  • Enclosure management (SES-2, SMP and SGPIO) ready

RAID Management

  • Field-upgradeable firmware in flash ROM
In-Band Manager
  • Hot key "boot-up" McBIOS RAID manager via M/B BIOS
  • Web browser-based McRAID storage manager via ArcHttp proxy server for all operating systems
  • Support Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • API library for customer to write monitor utility
  • Single Admin Portal (SAP) monitor utility
  • Field-upgradeable firmware in flash ROM
Out-of-Band Manager
  • Firmware-embedded web browser-based McRAID storage manager, SMTP manager, SNMP agent and Telnet function via Ethernet port
  • API library for customer to write monitor utility
  • Support push button and LCD display panel (option)

Operating System

  • Windows 7/2008/Vista/XP/2003
  • Linux
  • FreeBSD
  • VMware
  • Solaris 10/11 x86/x86_64
  • Mac OS X 10.4.x/10.5.x/10.6.x/10.7.x

Environmental Specifications

  • Operating Temperature:+5°c to +60°c
  • Operating Humidity: 15-80% (non-condensing)
  • Storage Temperature: -40°c to 70°c
  • Storage Humidity: 5-90% (non-condensing)


  • Power Dissipation: 12V+3.3V
  • ARC-1882i/x/LP: 12.51W (11.6W+0.91W)
  • ARC-1882ix-12/16/24: 28.81W (26.91W+1.9W)