Areca ARC-4038-12
Areca ARC-4038-12
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Areca ARC-4038-12

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Areca ARC-4038-12

12 Bay 12Gb/s MiniSAS HD (SAS) Expander JBOD Desktop Storage Enclosure

The ARC-4038 SAS-to-SAS JBOD box provides a compact external storage chassis capable of accommodating up to 12 12Gb/s, Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) drives or 6Gb/s Serial ATA (SATA) drives. The enclosure can support both 3.5-inch disk drives and 2.5-inch disk drives, each one contained in its individual hole on the disk carrier. The built-in SAS expander module on ARC-4038 is designed with an integrated ARM Cortex-R4 processor for topology management functions such as discovery, enclosure and drive management, and LED management. Each ARC-4038 compact tower JBOD supports four 12Gb/s SFF-8644 and one 6Gb/s SFF-8088 SAS host and expansion connections. Out-of-band CLI can re-define manufacture default setting on those connections. Configuration and environmental information is accessible either via in-band (SES-3.0 over SMP) or out-of-band serial port.


  • 4 x SFF-8644 + 1 x SFF-8088
  • 6 Internal SAS Ports
  • 1 x 6-pin UART RJ-11 connector / 1 x RJ-45 LAN connector
  • In-band SAS port
  • Out-of-band RS232 serial port
  • CLI through RS232 serial port
  • Alarm Buzzer
  • External SAS port LED Indicators
  • Four 12Gb/s SFF-8644 and expansion connections
  • One 6Gb/s SFF-8088 SAS host (only for 8-bays enclosure)
  • LED activity/status in each drive carrier
  • Daisy chain capacity expansion for additional ARC-4038
  • Plug & Play add capacity without shutting down
  • Support CLI for configuration and environmental information