TerraMaster is best known for making cheap and cheerful NAS enclosures, but the company also manufactures servers for businesses and enthusiasts. Next out of the factory is the impressive TerraMaster T9-423, a NAS with nine drive bays, 2.5Gb networking, and more.
The Chinese brand is marketing this new NAS as high-performance with the quad-core 2.0GHz (capable of boosting up to 2.9GHz) Intel Celeron N5105 processor and dual 2.5Gb LAN setup, capable of achieving speeds of up to 283MB/s.
Then there’s the 8GB of DDR4 RAM, which can be expanded up to 32GB. Primarily designed with data storage in mind, the processor should be able to keep up with a good number of connected accounts uploading and downloading data.
Linking up the two 2.5Gb LAN interfaces allows for an aggregated connection for countless users to access the NAS at any given time. If this doesn’t provide enough throughput, an expansion card can be installed with either 10Gb NICs or M.2 NVMe slots.
Considering we’re talking about nine drive bays with the TerraMaster T9-423, it’s actually a fairly compact enclosure, measuring in at 334 x 135 x 295 mm. Three fans on the rear (as well as a fourth for the internal PSU) pull air through the chassis to help cool the drives and other components.
From the images provided by TerraMaster, you will be able to use the T9-423 either upright or on its side. The nine drive bays will support a capacity of up to 180TB. While we mentioned expansion potential with M.2 slots, one is already preinstalled and can be used as an SSD cache.
This could be the best NAS for your business if you have high workflows or numerous users requiring access to centralized data storage. The new T9-423 will be priced at $1,000.