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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

TerraMaster TD2 Thunderbolt 3 2-bay RAID DAS review

Network Attached Storage (NAS) may be the preferable solution for many people, but Direct Attached Storage (DAS) storage offers improved and more reliable throughput, especially with Thunderbolt 3, which is capable of 40 Gbps with daisy-chaining. Most people don’t work directly from their mounted NAS drives, but you will from a DAS drive, and this … Read more

Comparing Software RAID vs Hardware RAID when choosing TerraMaster Thunderbolt3 RAID Storage

This is a bit of a copy and paste job from TerraMaster, sorry. But it is moderately more informative than the generic press release hence I thought it was worth posting. TerraMaster, a professional brand that specializes in providing innovative storage products for home, businesses and enterprises, discusses the difference between software RAID and hardware … Read more

TerraMaster Launches F2-422 10GbE 2-Bay Professional NAS for just £320

Recently TerraMaster announced their latest affordable 10GbE NAS, priced at £320 it is the most affordable 10GbE NAS option on the market that I am aware of. It is essentially the same spec as the TerraMaster F4-422 I reviewed previously, but with 2 bays instead of 4. I have been using the TerraMaster F4-422 as … Read more

TerraMaster Duple Backup application launched with scheduled backup, incremental backup, and multi-version backup

I have been using the TerraMaster F4-422 as my primary NAS for over a month now and it has been faultless, offering 4-bays and 10GbE with a quad-core Intel J3455 at a lower price than you would expect from other brands. TerraMaster continues to improve its affordable NAS devices with OS updates and new software. … Read more

TerraMaster F4-422 10GbE 4-Bay NAS Review – An excellent affordable 10GbE 4-bay NAS

TerraMaster has quickly established themselves as a popular NAS brand providing an affordable alternative to the market leader Synology and outclassing many other brands in terms of features/performance/price.  In particular, for home and SOHO users, these NAS drives provide excellent value for money, and the new TerraMaster F4-422 is one of the most advanced none-enterprise … Read more

TerraMaster TD2 Thunderbolt3 Plus 7-in-1 Thunderbolt 3 Dock with RAID & Ethernet Announced

If you are an Apple Mac user or have a PC with Thunderbolt3 and require lots of data storage then the new TerraMaster TD2 could be the perfect option. This direct-attached storage features a Thunderbolt3 port allowing it to offer connectivity that surpasses other USB equipped counterparts. I previously reviewed the excellent 5-bay TerraMaster D5-300C … Read more

TerraMaster F4-422 10GbE 4-Bay NAS is a bargain at £440 – with Quad-core Intel J3455, 4GB RAM & SSD cache

I have received a couple of TerraMaster products now, and they are superb affordable solutions. In particular, their NAS hardware has typically offered a similar spec or higher than Synology for a lower price point. You just don’t get quite as many applications that you can install. TerraMaster seems to be going all-in with 10GbE … Read more

TerraMaster Announces Availability of qBittorrent and Transmission BT Apps for NAS drives including F2-210, F5-422 & F5-221

I have previously reviewed the TerraMaster F2-210 and it is a superb affordable NAS giving you the same quality of hardware as Synology but at a lower price point. The downside is the number of apps for their OS is lower. They are however expanding the options and the latest apps to be released include … Read more

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