TerraMaster Unveils TOS 6 Beta: A Groundbreaking NAS Operating System
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TerraMaster Unveils TOS 6 Beta: A Groundbreaking NAS Operating System

TerraMaster, a leading provider of innovative storage solutions for home and business users, has announced the release of TOS 6 Beta, the company’s most advanced and user-friendly NAS operating system to date. With over 40 new features and 370 improvements, TOS 6 Beta promises to redefine the storage experience for TNAS users, offering enhanced performance,…

Best Free NAS Software in 2023

Best Free NAS Software in 2023

Network-attached storage (NAS) has come a long way, and it’s not just for businesses any more. If you’re like me, you’ve probably got a plethora of media files, documents, and backup data scattered across your devices. A NAS solution can be a game-changer, providing a centralised space for all your digital assets. The best part?…

Exploring Alternatives to Synology: Your Comprehensive Guide

Exploring Alternatives to Synology: Your Comprehensive Guide

As someone who’s spent a good amount of time exploring various network-attached storage (NAS) solutions, I’ve developed a particular fondness for Synology. Their user-friendly DiskStation Manager (DSM) software is a strong selling point, as are their robust security features and diverse range of applications. But let’s be clear—Synology doesn’t hold a monopoly on quality NAS…

TerraMaster U4-423 4-bay Short Depth Rackmount NAS Launched Priced at £600
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TerraMaster U4-423 4-bay Short Depth Rackmount NAS Launched Priced at £600

Today, TerraMaster has announced a new affordable NAS that will appeal to small businesses. The TerraMaster U4-423 is a four-bay NAS, but rather than the desktop-style NAS products I have reviewed from them in the past, this is a rackmount NAS. It weighs just 3.2kg without drives and occupies just one rack unit being 40mm…

TerraMaster F2-423 NAS Review – With Intel Celeron N5105, 2.5 GbE, DDR4, & 2x M.2 NVMe
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TerraMaster F2-423 NAS Review – With Intel Celeron N5105, 2.5 GbE, DDR4, & 2x M.2 NVMe

I have previously reviewed the TerraMaster F4-421 and F4-422 10GbE 4-Bay NAS enclosures and have been impressed with the well-specced but affordable nature of TerraMaster devices. While they were very good, they both used the ageing Intel Celeron J3455. They were also limited to DDR3 and lacked NVMe slots. The new TerraMaster F2-423 and its…

Best M.2 NVMe SSD For Cache on a NAS or Server – Synology / TerraMaster / QNAP etc
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Best M.2 NVMe SSD For Cache on a NAS or Server – Synology / TerraMaster / QNAP etc

Following on from my recent TerraMaster upgrade posts, I have been looking at the best SSDs to use in a NAS. I have already covered 2.5″ SATA SSDs, which was the only option for my TerraMaster F4-422. However, if you have built your own server or have a NAS with PCIe M.2 slots, then you…

Best SATA SSD For Cache or Storage on a NAS or Server – Synology / TerraMaster / QNAP etc

Best SATA SSD For Cache or Storage on a NAS or Server – Synology / TerraMaster / QNAP etc

Following on from my recent TerraMaster upgrade posts, I have been looking at the best SSDs to use in a NAS. Due to the configuration of the TerraMaster F4-422, I was specifically looking for a 2.5-inch SATA SSD to be used on the 5th bay as a cache drive, and that is what I will…

TerraMaster F4-422 Upgrade TrueNAS Core to TrueNAS Scale for Docker Compatibility

TerraMaster F4-422 Upgrade TrueNAS Core to TrueNAS Scale for Docker Compatibility

Following on from my previous posts about upgrading TerraMaster NAS devices with Unraid and TrueNas, this post is about upgrading my TrueNAS Core installation to TrueNAS Scale. My main home server is Ubuntu Server, so I am more familiar with using Linux and Docker than I am with FreeBSD. I also like to try out…

How to upgrade the TerraMaster F4-422 to TrueNas with an extra 8GB RAM (12GB total) & 5 drives for the ultimate affordable 10Gbps NAS
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How to upgrade the TerraMaster F4-422 to TrueNas with an extra 8GB RAM (12GB total) & 5 drives for the ultimate affordable 10Gbps NAS

Following on from my guide to upgrading the TerraMaster F4-421 to Unraid, I have upgraded my TerraMaster F4-422 to use TrueNas Core with an additional 8GB of RAM, providing me with 12GB total. While my TerraMaster F4-421 has a mishmash of old drives, my TerraMaster F4-422 has four 8GB shucked Western Digital drives and a…

How to upgrade the TerraMaster F4-421 to Unraid with an extra 8GB RAM (12GB total) &  5 drives for the ultimate affordable NAS

How to upgrade the TerraMaster F4-421 to Unraid with an extra 8GB RAM (12GB total) &  5 drives for the ultimate affordable NAS

Over the past two years, I have reviewed the superb 10GbE equipped TerraMaster F4-422 and the more affordable TerraMaster F4-421 NAS devices. TerraMaster, by far, offers the best value for money for the hardware you get. However, the TerraMaster OS isn’t to everyone’s liking. I have used the TerraMaster F4-422 with its TOS for over…

TerraMaster F4-421 NAS Review (2021 Model)
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TerraMaster F4-421 NAS Review (2021 Model)

The TerraMaster F4-421 was launched back in 2019, but a couple of months ago, I was sent a press release with an F4-421 announcement. The announcement was especially confusing as there was no mention of the 2019 model, and at a passing glance, all the specifications looked the same. It turns out that it is a new model…

The best 4-bay NAS Drive in 2021 for all budgets
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The best 4-bay NAS Drive in 2021 for all budgets

I have previously covered 2-bay NAS drives, which are great for keeping things as affordable as possible. However, everyone that I have encountered that has had a 2-bay NAS always regrets not getting a 4-bay. You obviously have to pay more for it, but it offers much more flexibility for storage, and the effective cost…

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