Areca Preps High Capacity Thunderbolt 3 ARC-8052T3

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2Be_or_Not2Be

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I can't imagine that dropping the eSATA & SAS ports are going to reduce the retail price that much. You're already going to be over the ARC-8050T2 8-bay price since the new one will have 12-bays, so why not keep those ports to make sure you have more "checks" on your product than your competitor?
 

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Are there a lot of consumer products with Thunderbolt 3 ports? Or do these types of enclosures typically come with the add-on PCIe cards they use? Seems to me most PCs with Thunderbolt tend to be of the notebook variety, but if you need to run a 12-bay disk server, why not?

Maybe I'm just using the wrong search terms on Newegg?
 

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Most "consumer" motherboards that have TB3 use the Intel Alpine Ridge controller. Gigabyte had some kind of deal w/Intel to use their controller exclusively for a short time. You can see some of their boards with TB3 here. I think some others have access to it now, so more should be available.
 
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