Online RAID capacity expansion and RAID level migration simultaneously
Instant availability and background initialization
Automatic drive insertion/removal detection and rebuilding
Greater than 2TB per volume set
Support S.M.A.R.T, NCQ and OOB Staggered Spin-up capable drives
System status indication through HDD activity/fault connector, LCD Connector and alarm buzzer
SMTP support email notification
SNMP support for remote notification
I2C Enclosure management ready
Field-upgradeable firmware in flash ROM
Hot key boot-up McBIOS RAID manager via BIOS
Support controller's API library for customer to write its own AP
Support Command Line Interface (CLI)
Browser-based management utility via ArcHttp Proxy Server
Single Admin Portal (SAP) monitor utility
Disk Stress Test (DST) utility for production in Windows
Push Button and LCD display panel
Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003
Redhat Linux, SuSE Linux
** This item is eligible for replacement only and is NON REFUNDABLE!! **
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2+ years uptime. Reviewed by Vlad from Grosse Pointe Park, MI on 01/30/09
1. Quite fast. I mean there are faster Areca cards, but for the price it is great.
2. ESXi U3 supported. You need to go to areca website to download the drivers. There are some tricks to make it work, but nothing impossible. Other ARECA cards are supported as well.
3. Has support for event e-mailing - failed HDD, login to control website, etc. Works under Windows, no support under VMWare.
Cons: Takes time to rebuild a drive. May have compatibility issues with HDDs. I personally experienced (continued...)
Excellent card. Reviewed by Fred from Denver, CO on 12/17/07
Great RAID controller, easy to set up and maintain.