Areca ARC-1884ixl-8 High performance Eight (8)-port 12Gb SAS | SATA III RAID Controller Card

Areca ARC-1884ixl-8 High performance Eight (8)-port 12Gb SAS | SATA III RAID Controller Card

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Areca ARC-1884ixl-8 High performance Eight (8)-port 12Gb SAS | SATA III RAID Controller Card

The new third-generation ARC-1884ixl-8 offers advanced technology for increased performance and improved enterprise data protection. They were designed with 1.2 GHz dual-core ROC processor, DDR3-1866 memory architecture and PCIe 3.0 interface for the most performance-hungry database and IT applications.

The ARC-1884ixl-8 includes 2 ports low profile with additional 4 external ports with SFF-8644 connectors for 12Gb/s throughput on each port. System Integrators and users can put the ARC-1884ixl-8 in a 2U rackmount chassis without the use of a riser card.

Availability: In stock

Hardware Architecture 

  • Dual Core RAID-on-Chip (ROC) 1.2GHz processor
  • PCIe 3.0 x8 lane host interface 2GB onboard DDR3-1866 SDRAM with ECC 
  • Write-through or write-back cache support 
  • Support read/write cache allocation by policy 
  • Support up to 12 internal and 4 external 12Gb/s SAS ports 
  • BIOS boot array support for greater fault tolerance 
  • Supports up to 512 SATA or SAS devices using SAS expanders 
  • Boot support for the uEFI host BIOS NVRAM for RAID event & transaction log 
  • Redundant flash image for controller availability RoHS compliant 
  • Battery backup module (BBM) ready (Optional) Model: ARC-6120BA-T121-12G 

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 Configurable stripe size up to 1MB 
  • Support HDD firmware update 
  • Online array roaming 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 
  • Support for native 4K and 512-byte sector SAS and SATA devices 
  • Support NTP protocol synchronize RAID controller clock over the onboard Ethernet port 
  • Multiple pairs SSD/HDD disk clone function 
  • SSD automatic monitor clone (AMC) support SED(self-encryption drives) function support 


  • System status indication through global HDD activity/fault connector, individual fault connector, LCD/I2Cconnector 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 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 (optional) 

Operating System

  • Windows Linux FreeBSD VMware macOS
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Item version Release Date Remark
ARC-1884ixl Raid 1.55 2018/08/31

1. MAX devices per ENC up to 128
2. Add SAVE_SEDKEY_SETTING in Advanced Configuration
3. Add 3 disks mirror for normal raid or passthrough
4. Revise UEFI BIOS code

Raid Firmware Update Process
Firmware release note 1.55 2018/03/23  
DosFlash 1.54 2017/07/17 DOS utility for Raid firmware
Api Code
API Code 2015/05/19  
SNMP_MIBs PCIe-Lan (SAS) 2017/01/10  
For SNMP_MIBs (SAS) OID Tree Free Download
HDD Compatiblity List 2018/03/23 For 6Gb/12Gb RAID controller.
SSD Compatiblity List 2017/05/08 Add Kingston SSDNow KC300 & E100 support
ARC-1884ixl user manual 1.1 2018/07/24  
CLI Utility 4.1 2017/02/02  
ArcSAP 4.0 2015/05/11 Multilingual RAID quick manager
SNMP 1.0 2011/06/20  
Downloadable Software Licenses 1.0 2008/01/03  
ARC-1884ixl series specification 2018/05/24  
Part Number DAT-1884ixl-8 Areca ARC-1884ixl-8 8-port 12G SAS | SATA IIRAID Controller Card
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