Mini-SAS Hardware RAID Docking with Thunderbolt™ 3


2 Mini-SAS ports, 2 Thunderbolt™ 3 ports, 1 Mini DisplayPort




Your best choice for Thunderbolt 3 expansion

Thru its two miniSAS ports, AR0080-TB3 could let your Mac or PC connect to 8 more external SAS or SATA storage enclosures thru its two Thunderbolt 3 Host Interface Port.


All Thunderbolt™ 3 products should be connected to the Thunderbolt™ 3 PC/Mac host. It cannot be connected to the host only with USB-C interface. Please refer to the following explanation.  


High efficiency Hardware RAID Docking Station for storage products

AR0080-TB3 is designed with the high efficiency hardware RAID features for RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60 and JBOD modes.  You could use an easy user interface tool of MSU, the Marvell GUI Utility, for setting up any of the RAID mode to fit into all your data protection or high data transfer requirements.

To support monitoring, buzzer, email notification, and S.M.A.R.T. features

The Marvel MSU Utility could help monitoring the RAID status while your AR0080-TB3 is working, and alert you thru beeping sound from a loud buzzer, and sending you a warning message thru e-mail system.  MSU also records all the product status in detailed and helps testing your HDD quality thru its built-in S.M.A.R.T. testing software for you.

To support "SPARE" and "MIGRATE" features


Marvell MSU Utility provides "SPARE" feature which lets you set up a spare HDD/SSD as a redundant storage.  Once any of your HDDs becomes defective, "SPARE" helps protecting your data thru transferring your data from that defect to the free HDD/SSD.

MSU Utility also gives you a very smart feature, called "MIGRATE".  "MIGRATE" lets you easily change your RAID setting. You no need reset your new RAID storage, and just only use "MIGRATE" function of MSU Utility, to migrate easily your RAID configure.


Adjust performance according to application flexibility

AR0080-TB3 use Marvell software, to adjust the hard drive and AR0080-TB3 transfer data via the "stripe size" function, so that AR0080-TB3 based on your use "stripe size" to achieve the most stable and fastest performance.

The fan and the buzzer adjustment design
The Power LED Indications at Front Bezel tell you if your storage product is working properly. Also, AR0080-TB3 could let you adjust a lower fan speed thru a Fan Speed Control Switch at rear Bezel as well to meet a less power consumption and lower noise green environment!  While the system temperature rises up to 50 degree-C (122 degree-F), MCU will bump up the fans with full speed; and once system temperature goes up to 55 degree-C (131 degree-F), the buzzer will alert. And you could manually adjust fan switch on the back, MCU would reduce the fan speed down to SMART speed for a better green user environment from a less fan noise and lower power consumption.


In addition, if the fan fails or the device temperature is too high, the buzzer will beep and let the user know that the device has failed. The user can turn off or turn on the buzzer through the mute adjustment switch on the back panel.

Its Mini DisplayPort to give you an easy connecting to display device

All our Thunderbolt 3 products also support a Mini DisplayPort which gives you a very easy way to connect to your display device.  This Mini DisplayPort is fully complaint to all the existing DVI, HDMI, and VGA display devices thru an adapter.

Its excellent heat dissipation prolongs your AR0080-TB3 life

AR0080-TB3's extruded aluminum material with our fine sand-blasting finishing work gives a seamless, sleek design and provides a very rigid structure to protect your data. And its rigid chassis could let you carry it around to different desks for different works.


Compact and Portable too                                                                                             
For field editing applications, the AR0080-TB3 can be made portable as it comes with a grip handle, which you can choose to install for making creative contents mobile convenient and less bulky.

LTO (Linear Tape-Open)  Drive Bridge to Thunderbolt 3


A good Docking to connect to your storage products
AR0080-TB3 helps connecting your Mac or PC to any miniSAS storage product. And once you buy and upgrade your new Mac or PC (with TB3/TB2 interface), you could still use all your existing miniSAS storage products from having this AR0080-TB3 docking product.


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Its sleek and stylish design catches your eye-sights
Its sleek and stylish exterior design catches your eye-sights even though you put it right beside your Mac. Its chassis is made by a thickness extruded aluminum material which provides you a good protection at your AR0080-TB3 from its rigid chassis design and its efficient heat dissipation.

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Model No AR0080-TB3 Docking 
Thunderbolt 3 Port x 2 ( up to 40 Gbps )  >> For  host 
SFF-8644 miniSAS  Port x 2  >>  For Device
Compatible Drive 8 x SAS/SATA III HDD/SSD
Storage Mode RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60 and JBOD
Certifications CE & FCC
Operating System 
Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows 10 (64-bit) and later, macOS 10.13 and later
For PC, Windows 10 (64-bit) and later is recommended
Cooling System 4cm Low noise fan x 1
Electrical and 
* Line voltage: 100-240V AC
* Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz, single phase
* Maximum continuous power: 60W
* Operating temperature: 32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)
* Storage temperature: -4° to 116° F (-20° to 47° C)
* Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
Size and Weight 122(W)×102(H)×245.6(L) mm
Product Code EAN:4713227440288
Carton 8 pcs per carton
Package Accessories * AR0080-TB3 x 1
* Thunderbolt Cable x1
* Power Cord x1
* Accessory Kit 
* Quick Installation Guide x1



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