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 but this offers far more functionality, albeit in a 2-bay system.
Similar to the other DAS drives from TerraMaster, you have the option to run your two drives in either RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD, and Single mode. All of which are enable via a small switch on the rear with no software or set up process.
Unlike the D5-300C I reviewed, this offers more than a single USB port. Thanks to the 40 Gbps bandwidth TB3 has the TD2 also boasts a DisplayPort that can support up a single 8K display or dual 4K display. You then also get a Gigabit LAN port, and two USB 3.1 Host ports.
The LAN port is for adding ethernet to the device it is connected to. So perfect for many slim laptops that lack an ethernet port.
The TerraMaster TD2 Thunderbolt3 Plus offers speeds of up to 800MB/s, 50% faster than its predecessor.
The TerraMaster TD2 Thunderbolt3 Plus is available now from TerraMaster, and should be available soon from Amazon.
TerraMaster TD2 Thunderbolt3 Plus Features
Fast Thunderbolt 3 Connectivity
The TerraMaster TD2 Thunderbolt3 Plus uses high-speed Thunderbolt 3 40 Gbps interface which is 8X faster than USB 3.0.
The TerraMaster TD2 Thunderbolt3 Plus docking function supports 7 functions in a single Thunderbolt 3 cable to transmit data, power, video, audio, and more.
Smartphone HD Projection
Using a Thunderbolt 3 cable, users can project your smartphone’s content to a high-definition display via the TD2 Thunderbolt3 Plus.
The TD2 Thunderbolt3 Plus is equipped with a hardware RAID controller which delivers up to 810MB/s read speeds using SSDs under RAID 0. A switch on the rear allow users to shift between RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD, and Single mode easily.
The TD2 Thunderbolt3 Plus support daisy-chaining via Thunderbolt 3 to connect with other Thunderbolt 3-enabled storage devices.
Supports Multi-Displays of up to an 8K Display
Now equipped with a DisplayPort 1.4 along with Thunderbolt 3 interfaces, the TD2 Thunderbolt3 Plus can support up to a single 8K display or dual 4K displays. It can support up to three display screens simultaneously.
The TD2 Thunderbolt3 Plus now comes with a Gigabit LAN port offering access to a stable and reliable wired connection. Gigabit LAN has a driver-free installation and is compatible with both Windows 10 and Mac systems.
The TD2 Thunderbolt3 Plus sports an aluminum chassis with a temperature-controlled smart fan that keeps the NAS device running cool to maintain optimal working performance.