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The new generation ARC-1686-8I/8X family offers advanced technology for increased performance and
improved enterprise data protection. They were designed with 1.6 GHz dual core ROC processor and
PCIe 4.0 interface for the most performance-hungry database and IT applications. Based on the ARM
A15 PCIe 4.0 x8 to SAS/SATA/PCIe RAID on Chip (ROC) controller, the ARC-1686-8I/8X cost-effective

tri-mode RAID adapters can offer both PCIe Gen 4.0 host and 12Gb/s SAS/SATA/PCIe (NVMe) tri-mode
storage interfaces.

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Product Highlights:

  • Tri-modeinterface at each drive ports-12Gb/s SAS/SATA/ Gen 4.0 OCIe (NVMe)
  • X8 PCIe Gen 4.0 host interface
  • Hardware secure boot ready
  • Universal Bay Management (UBM) management
  • SFF-9402 compliant connector pin-out
  • SED support for hardware encryption capable drives
  • Redundant flash image for adapter availability
  • Support for SAS tape devices and transport layer retries (TLR) for error handling
  • RAID levels 0,1 (Simple/Multi Mirroring), 10, Single Disk (Single/Dual/Triple) or JBOD
  • Broad operating support including Windows, Linux (open source), FreeBSD (open source) and
Form FactorLP-MD2 : 64.41(H) x 167.65(L) mm
I/O ProcessorTri-Mode Dual Core ARM A15 1.6GHz ROC
Drive Connector1 x SFF-8654 [x8]2 x SFF-8644 [x4]
Drive Support32
Management PortIn-Band: PCIe
Enclosure ReadySGPIO, SES2 and UBM
Operating Voltage12V
Power ConsumptionApproximately 10.2 Watts
RAID Levels0, 1 (Simple/Multi Mirroring), 10, Single Disk (Single/Dual/Tri ple) or JBOD
Software PackageSame as ARC-1886 Tri-Mode RAID Adapter
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