We would like to check the compatibility between the NA381TB and the ARC-1264IL-16 RAID Controller card. We already have the RAID card on hand and we understand that it’s a 16 channel card while the enclosure has 24 drive bays.
Answer (Last update Jun 28, 2016):
ARC-1264IL-16 RAID card is compatible with NA381TB (24-bay Thunderbolt 2 JBOD) and work with Thunderbolt-enabled Mac. Please take note that ARC-1264IL-16 RAID card can only support 16 bays in the Netstor 4U 24-bay NA381TB enclosure.
Please go to http://www.areca.com.tw/support/s_macos/macos.htm and download/ install the latest MRAID program on your Thunderbolt-enabled Mac in order for the ARC-1264IL-16 RAID card to work with NA381TB and Mac OS X.
What is the read/write benchmark information for either of these two units?
What is the normal life span of using 2.5″ drives in a RAID environment?.
Answer (Last update March 19, 2017):
We don’t have these information yet. But performance and life span will be different when using different host RAID card.