TerraMaster has announced the launch of its new TerraMaster F2-223 and F4-223 NAS. These new enclosures are almost identical in looks to the previous generation (F4-221 and F2-221 — pictured above) but come with improved components. Here’s all you need to know about them and TerraMaster’s new TRAID.
The two new NAS from TerraMaster come packing Intel’s Celeron N4505 processor, found in the best NAS. This CPU has four cores and is capable of boosting up to 2.9GHz. It’s fast enough for transcoding even 4K content, so long as you don’t plan on running heavy software alongside something like Plex Media Server.
Then there’s the 4GB of RAM included in both enclosures. The system memory can be expanded to up to 32GB, making a powerful NAS. The inclusion of two M.2 slots allows for SSD caching to help improve the overall system performance (if you run out of RAM), and the HDMI port allows for direct streaming to a TV.
|CPU||Intel Celeron N4505||Intel Celeron N4505|
|GPU||Intel UHD Graphics||Intel UHD Graphics|
|Ports||2x USB 3.0|
2x 2.5Gb LAN
|2x USB 3.0|
2x 2.5Gb LAN
|Fans||1x 80mm||2x 80mm|
|Dimensions||227 x 119 x 133 mm||227 x 225x 136 mm|
Other highlights of the specification lists include two 2.5Gb LAN ports for networking with the option for link aggregation. Two USB 3.0 ports are at hand for connecting any miscellaneous devices to the NAS, though it’s more than capable of handling numerous simultaneous remote connections.
Prices for the two NAS are reasonable too, coming in at $299.99 for the two-bay F2-223 and $439.99 for the four-bay F4-223. As well as launching the two NAS, TerraMaster also announced its new TRAID, which you can think of as the company’s version of Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR).