Offering: The 1280Ml v 2.0 heatsink is 45mm x 45mm x 10mm, mounting holes 55mm apart.
Wanted: Summary of differences between version a, b & 2.0 (which mine is)....any ideas which is the latest and what changed between them all?
I ordered an ARC-6120BA-T113, fully compatible with ARC-1680ix-16.Hi,
Could someone tell me what is the battery reference compatible with Areca card ARC-1680ix-16? I saw several references without any idea which one is compatible with my card.
Finally I found a compatible battery. I have an issue with my card, one of my raid sets is in rebuilding state, rebuilding is really slow and then stuck. Now the RAID is rebuilding at 91.6% but it will stuck in about 1%. Any idea?
I've found the Arc HTTP software has a terrible resource leak under Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012. I haven't been able to get Areca to respond.
Maybe with other manufacturers, but seeing as we're talking Areca cards here, the only ones that didn't include it were the 2/4/8 port SATA ones and non-RAID HBAs. Every other card has it and I've been using them since 2007 (back when I bought an 1130ML). The 1261ML they mentioned has it too.Probably because there still aren't a lot of out of band card options.
One card has it, one card doesn't. But why should I have to cable, administer, and secure the extra Ethernet device when I'd rather use the in-band option? Why do you think that Areca provides the in-band option if we're not meant to use it?Could just use the out-of-band management through the ethernet port? It's one of the best features of the Areca cards after all. Not really sure why anyone even bothers with in-band these days unless you have an ancient card that only has that option.
I have had a very similar experience and curious how yours resulted cause I just got RMA# from Tekram. Build my rig in Sept 2010 and have been running off Areca 1680i + HP SAS Expander a 8x2TB Hitachi Raid-6 and 4xTB Raid-5 in a Norco 4224. Motherboard is evga 680i SLI, Q6600 2.4Ghz, Enermax Inifiniti 720, 6 GB RAM running W2K 08r2. (also been on UPS since day 1)
A few weeks ago the controller started freezing anytime a large file(s) greater than 1-2GB is transferred to/from the array. The light stays on on the card and the raid drive becomes frozen and unusable - but I can still access drives not on the raid adapter and windows continues to run. Windows issues event 129 Reset to device \Device\RaidPort3 was issued. There have also been Event 11 The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk1\DR1. There are no events registered in the cards event buffer. During this the ethernet web interface to the card fails to be accessible to see what is happening with the array. Only a hard reboot restarts the array until a large file is transferred and it freezes again. I have swapped nics and tried different firmwares and drivers with same problem. This problem started about 2-3 weeks ago without any HW or SW changes to the system - and the system has been on a UPS. I even tried a fresh OS install, short of swapping out to a 1000W power supply and nothing solved it. I started the volume check process but have not yet completed, but dont see how a parity issue in Raid 6 would freeze the entire card - correct me if Im wrong.
While the power problem is plausible as to why card freezes under load I don't know why it would start after a year of perfect operation on mostly new hardware and decent power to 12 total drives which cant be much more than 100Watts of use.
From Areca support "it sounds like a defected controller if it stop response after crash."
Areca support sent me to Tekram who issued me an RMA. Im in the middle of scrambling to backup the 8TBs before I ship out the card. Jacked costs of HDDs arent exactly helping.
I'm very curious as to other people's experience in dealing with Areca RMA process during the 1-3 year period. It says 3 year warranty but some fine print about anything over a year may incur costs.
Also curious what typical turnaround is so I know how long I may be out of commission and if I want to rebuild on a newer 1880 or 1882 or other brand.
EDIT: I never had any power messages however.
I am using an ARC-1223 Controller with 4036ml enclosure.The system contains 8x Hitachi drives. I planed to upgrade the system with bigger 4TB drives. After pulling off the "old" 2TB drives (all working fine so far) to use them in other systems NONE of the drives is working anymore. I testet the drives on different PCs/servers...none of the 8 drives motor is spinning up. I just connected the power-cable to the drive. Any idea what causes that mystery?
I can't remember how the hitachi drives are configured, but if drives are configured to power up spun down you'd see this behaviour. You'd either need the controller to send a spin up command to the drives, which the Areca will do (at least with staggered spin-up enabled) or to configure the drives to spin up at power on. WD drives used to have a jumper for this, but I think my hitachi are either soft configured or "just worked" - it's been a while since I had to play with them.
One card has it, one card doesn't. But why should I have to cable, administer, and secure the extra Ethernet device when I'd rather use the in-band option? Why do you think that Areca provides the in-band option if we're not meant to use it?
What would be the specific cause of incompatibility?You are using a RAID card that is designed for a server motherboard and it is very possible that your current board (even though it is compliant with your 1220) is not compatible with the 1883i.
How much address space does the 1883i require? (Wait -- how much address space does a serial port require?)Have you disabled EVERYTHING that you aren't using on the motherboard (Can run out of address space) such as serial ports, accessory SATA controllers etc?
What would be the specific cause of incompatibility?
How much address space does the 1883i require? (Wait -- how much address space does a serial port require?)
A few things to try... You said you RMA'd the board once, are you 100% sure the card is good (checked working in another machine?) Is the card and your motherboard updated with the latest BIOS (remember there are 3-4 different upgrade files for the Areca?) Have you disabled EVERYTHING that you aren't using on the motherboard (Can run out of address space) such as serial ports, accessory SATA controllers etc?
What kind of enclosure are they in? Are the 4 disks in question on the same backplane, on the same SFF cable or connected to the same power supply wire tree? Once the drives come up we can attempt an array rescue, but lets see why they are failed first.