FWBU2DSATA525QAR6 is most cost-effective SATA II disk drive RAID subsystem with completely integrated high performance and data protection capabilities. FWBU2DSATA525QAR6 takes full advantage of high-speed 1394/USB serial bus and Serial ATA Bus allowing for multi-user and multitasking performance. FWBU2DSATA525QAR6 delivers the performance required for servers and I/O demanding applications such as Video-On-Demand, database servers, workstations, high-end desktops, and image systems. FWBU2DSATA525QAR6 allows two HDD failure without impact on the existing data and failed drive rebuild is transparent to the host. Environmental information is accessible either via the control panel/serial port or Ethernet port.

  • USB 2.0, FireWire 800 (IEEE 1394b) ComBo interface.
  • Dual Volume RAID Subsystem
  • Support up to 5 SATA or SATA II drives.
  • Support RAID level 0, 1, 1E, 3, 5, 6 and JBOD.
  • Hot-Swap, Hot-Spare and Auto-Rebuilding Function Support
  • Online Capacity expansion, RAID level/stripe size migration.
  • Online Dynamic Volume Set Capacity expansion.
  • OS Independence, require no device driver
  • Uses hardware monitor to monitor system voltage, temperature and fan activity.
  • Displays warning message on LCD screen when respective disk encounters problems.

Technical Specifications
Max. HDD Bay / Type: 5 x 3.5" SATA HDD
Max. Storage Capacity: Support 2TB (Max) per Volume set.
Disk Bus: SATA II compatible- 3.0Gbpd(300MB/Sec)
1394 Bus Transfer Rate: 100/200/400/800 Mbps
USB Bus Transfer Rate: High Speed (480 Mbit) And Full Speed (12 Mbit)
RAID Level: RAID 0, RAID 1, 10, 3, 5, 6 (if RAID Engine installed)and JBOD
RAID Function

RAID Feature

  • Multiple RAID selection
  • Array roaming
  • Online RAID level/stripe size migration
  • Online RAID capacity expansion and RAID level migration simultaneously
  • Online Dynamic Volume set capacity expansion
  • Automatically insertion/removal detection and rebuild
  • Support 2TB (Max) per volume set
  • Instant availability and background initialization
  • Support S.M.A.R.T NCQ, and OOB staggered spin-up capable drives

RAID Management

  • Bootable CD VT-100 utility for X86-based system initialization
  • Field-upgradeable firmware in flash ROM via RS-232 port
  • Web browser-based RAID management via ArcHttp Proxy through RS-232 port for Windows, Linux and FreeBSD enviroment
  • Firmware-embedded manager via RS-232 port (plaform independnet)
  • Firmware-embedded Browser-based RAID manager, SMTP manager, SNMP agent, and Telnet function via Ethernet port
  • Support controller's API library for customer to write its own AP

Adapter Architecture:

  • Intel FW80219 400MHz I/O processor
  • 128MB on-board DDR200 SDRAM with ECC protection
  • Marvell 8 channels SATA ii controller
  • Areca ASIC to support extreme performance RAID 6 function
  • NVRAM for RAID configuration & transaction log
  • Write-though log
  • Firmware in Flash ROM for easy upgrades


Monitors/ Notification:
  • Push Buttons and LCD Display Panel for setup and configuration (option)
  • 5 drive LED indicators and 3 environment LED indicators
  • System Status indication through LCD, LED and alarm buzzer
Power: Built-in 220W switching power supply/ Manual-switch input (115 or 230V AC)
Physical Dimensions
  • 200 mm (W) x 292 mm (D) x 186 mm (H)
Kit includes
  • FWBU2DSATA525QAR6 RAID Subsystem.
  • FireWire Beta -to- Beta Cable in length of 2.0m.
  • USB 2.0 A-to-B type Cable in length of 1.5m.
  • AC Power Core
  • CD-title (MRAID Manager Utility and Manual)
  • User's Guide & RAID Manual