Front bays open on the TerraMaster F4-424 Pro

TerraMaster launches new F4-424 Pro NAS with Intel Core i3 CPU

TerraMaster has launched a new family of network-attached storage (NAS) enclosures with four drive bays and up to an Intel Core i3-class processor. Before this NAS, the quickest and most capable CPU used by TerraMaster was from the Intel Celeron family of chips.

The three NAS launching are the TerraMaster F2-424, F4-424, and F4-424 Pro. All three of the servers share similar internals, aside from installed RAM and bays. The TerraMaster F2-424 is the most affordable, rocking an Intel N95 chip and two drive bays. Even this two-bay enclosure has M.2 SSD slots and upgradable RAM.

The all-new TerraMaster F4-424 Pro

Front of the TerraMaster F4-424 Pro.

Inside the TerraMaster F4-424 Pro is an Intel Core i3 processor with eight cores, eight threads, and a maximum clock speed of 3.8GHz through turbo (not the ones inside a vehicle). There are integrated UHD graphics from Intel, perfect for transcoding media and more.

As well as the highlight chip, TerraMaster includes 32 GB of DDR5 RAM, two 2.5GbE ports, and two M.2 SSD slots for data caching. The company reports up to a 150% performance increase over slower Intel Celeron processors, so you can expect a snappy response through TOS.

TerraMaster F4-424 ProTerraMaster F4-424TerraMaster F2-424
Bays442
CPUIntel N95
8 cores
Intel N95
8 cores
Intel N95
4 cores
GPUIntel UHD GraphicsIntel UHD GraphicsIntel UHD Graphics
RAM32 GB DDR5
(max 32 GB)
8 GB DDR5
(max 32 GB)
8 GB DDR5
(max 32 GB)
Ports2x 2.5 GbE
1x HDMI 2.1
2x USB-A 3.2
2x 2.5 GbE
1x HDMI 2.1
2x USB-A 3.2
2x 2.5 GbE
1x HDMI 2.1
2x USB-A 3.2
Expansion2x M.2 SSD2x M.2 SSD2x M.2 SSD
Dimensions222 x 179 x 154 mm222 x 179 x 154 mm222 x 119 x 154 mm
Cooling1x 120 mm1x 120 mm1x 80 mm
Power draw~33 W~33 W~22 W
Price$700$500$370

Interestingly, TerraMaster changed how M.2 SSDs are installed with a single panel that needs to be removed to access all two slots. This is a complaint we often had with older TerraMaster NAS enclosures. Other improvements include new shock-absorbing measures to help combat vibrations and other unwanted noise.

How much are new TerraMaster 424 NAS?

The new TerraMaster F4-424 Pro is the flagship of the NAS family and commands a steep price of $700. This does provide access to the new N95 processor from Intel and 32 GB of DDR5 RAM out of the box. The F4-424 with 8 GB of DDR5 RAM and the same specifications costs $200 less at $500. Finally, there’s the F2-424 for $370.

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