TerraMaster, the company better known for making more affordable NAS enclosures, has announced a new 12-bay server for small to medium-sized businesses. The TerraMaster T12-423 has a quad-core Intel Celeron processor, 8GB of DDR4 RAM that can be upgraded, two 2.5Gb ports, and more.
This NAS has some serious specifications. Inside is the aforementioned Intel Celeron N5105 processor, which is a quad-core chip that runs at 2.0GHz with the ability to boost up to 2.9GHz. This CPU will easily handle most tasks on the T12-423, including virtual machines, various server environments, and even Plex Media Server.
8GB of DDR4 RAM puts it right up there with the best NAS for the home, and you can bump this to a maximum of 32GB. The 12 drive bays are capable of holding up to 240TB worth in HDDs and TerraMaster included two M.2 slots for installing some SSD cache.
|CPU||Intel Celeron N5105/N5095|
(4 cores, 2.0GHz)
|RAM||8GB DDR4 (max 32GB)|
|Drive bays||12x (SSD/HDD)|
|Cooling||3x 80mm fan|
|Ports||2x 2.5Gb LAN|
2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1
|Dimensions||330 x 304 x 177 mm|
On the rear of this NAS enclosure are two USB ports, two 2.5Gb LAN ports (that can be linked together for additional bandwidth), and a single HDMI output. The integrated power supply means you won’t have an external brick that needs to be tucked away.
Three fans pull air through the enclosure to help keep the 12 drives running cool and the PSU has its own dedicated blower. With all these highlighted specifications in mind, one wouldn’t expect the TerraMaster T12-423 to be considered affordable and it’s not.
The asking price is $1,400, which is very much in the expensive segment of the NAS enclosure market. This is a solid price, however, should you be searching for a NAS that can take up to 12 drives and has powerful enough processing power and networking.
If you need some serious storage capacity with enough firepower to run more intensive applications, the TerraMaster T12-423 is the NAS you should consider buying.