The ARC-8050T2 16TB (8 x 2TB) 8-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Enclosure from Areca is an 8 bay enclosure capable of holding both 2.5" and 3.5" SAS and SATA 6 Gb/s hard drives and solid state drives. The back of the enclosure features two 20 Gb/s Thunderbolt 2 ports allowing you to connect the enclosure to computers running Mac 10.8.5 or higher and computer running either Windows 7 or Windows 8. Once connected you benefit from enhanced Thunderbolt 2 connectivity and the ability to daisy-chain up to six compatible peripheral devices.
This eight bay Areca Thunderbolt RAID enclosure also comes with extensive RAID level compatibility. Whether you are looking for speed or redundancy you can configure the drives to suit your needs as the enclosure supports a variety of RAID levels including RAID 0,1, 1E, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD.
To back up the enhanced connectivity and advanced RAID features, this Areca enclosure comes equipped with an 800 MHz dual core ROC for RAID core and SAS microcode. Along with the enhanced processing power, you benefit from 1GB of on-board DDR3-1333 SDRAM to ensure smooth operation when working with data intensive applications. Additionally, this enclosure can be monitored through a variety of methods including via the front facing LCD, the LAN port, or via the Thunderbolt 2 port.