TerraMaster Launches 2 bay D2 320

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TerraMaster has announced an upgraded version of its D2 direct-attached storage line – the D2-320. This new 2-bay external drive enclosure promises greatly increased transfer speeds along with a refreshed design.

Faster Speeds with USB 3.2 Gen 2

TerraMaster D320 USB DAS 4

The key upgrade on the D2-320 is the shift to a 10 Gbps USB 3.2 Gen 2 interface, doubling the bandwidth available versus the previous USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface on prior D2 models like the D2-310. Real-world testing by TerraMaster shows peak transfer rates up to 810 MB/s read and 521 MB/s write when populated with fast solid-state drives in a RAID 0 array. This makes the D2-320 well-suited for tasks like video editing from raw footage where high sustained speeds are necessary.

TerraMaster D320 USB DAS 3

The USB-C port on the D2-320 provides broad compatibility with Windows, Mac, and Linux systems and can connect to USB 3.2, USB 3.1, USB 3.0, and Thunderbolt 3 ports. TerraMaster also states that the drive will work with the upcoming USB4 and Thunderbolt 4 standards.

Refined Design for Easy Drive Access

TerraMaster D320 USB DAS 5

In addition to the faster interface, TerraMaster has revamped the design of the D2 series. The new models feature rounded edges and a push-button lock mechanism for installing 3.5″ hard drives without any tools required. TerraMaster claims drive installation takes under 10 seconds. The simplified internal layout focuses on noise reduction as well, with sound dampening materials that lower noise output to 19 dB idle.

Up to 44TB Capacity

D2 320

Like prior models, the D2-320 has two drive bays and supports RAID 0 and 1, along with JBOD and individual drive modes. With today’s largest off-the-shelf hard drives topping out at 22TB, the total possible capacity comes to 44TB. Of course, users can opt for lower capacity drives to reduce cost.

TerraMaster specially calls out that the D2-320 works well as a storage expansion option for their TNAS network-attached storage devices. Users can add the drive as an independent storage pool or as external storage mapped as individual drives.

Launched Alongside New 4-Bay and 6-Bay Models

The D2-320 launches alongside the new 4-bay D4-320 and 6-bay D6-320 models that share the same USB 3.2 Gen 2 interface and design updates. The extra bays allow for additional capacity, redundancy, and performance.

All three of the new 320 series models are available now direct from TerraMaster and Amazon in the United States and Europe. UK pricing is set at £145/$1170 for the D2-320 and £300 for the D6-320. Specific details and pricing for the D4-320 in the UK market are still to be announced. The older slower D4-300 currently retails for £0150.

So in summary, the TerraMaster D2-320 brings a solid spec bump over prior generations, with the shift to 10 Gbps USB being the most noticable change. For users needing fast external storage with room for two drives, it looks to be a compelling option. Those needing additional bays also have larger 320 series models to choose from.

Last update on 2024-06-24 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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