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Terra Master F2-210 NAS Review

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TerraMaster F2-210When you search Google for affordable NAS first few results point you in a completely wrong direction. Solutions by Dell and Think Make is not affordable to the average home consumer. These multi-bay Network Attached Storage devices offer the best reliability and performance but for the Enterprise business environment. Home users sure can take advantage of these products but at an astronomical price. However, not all is lost. The average home consumer can still turn to manufacturers that specialize in producing Affordable NAS devices for home use. TerraMaster is one of the most diverse manufactures of SOHO storage devices which range from entry-level all the way to the Enterprise-class. Their latest solution for SOHO users is TerraMaster F2-210. The F2-210 is a highly affordable diskless 2 bay NAS enclosure that has a Quad-Core processor and offers Ethernet connectivity so you can build your own small cloud storage/streaming device.

 

Review Sample Provided by Terra Master
Product Name: Terra Master F2-210
Price at time of review: $ 149.99 USD MSRP
The product was given in exchange for work done to produce this review.

 

Packaging

The F2-210 packaging comes in a similar box as the other two and four-bay devices by Terra Master.  There are no markings on the packaging that would show specifics of the device inside.

 

TerraMaster F2-210

The internal packaging of F2-210 has similar as well.  The NAS is rightly trapped with a protective bag and secured in place with two foam cutouts.  The accessory box is included with this package and it keeps everything nice and tight while in transport.

 

TerraMaster F2-210

The accessory box contains a power supply, Cat 5 Ethernet cable, Philips screwdriver, two bags of miscellaneous screws, a sheet of labeled stickers and a set of instructions to get you started.

Hardware Specifications

Processor ModelRealtek RTD1296
Processor ArchitectureARM V8 64-bit
Processor FrequencyQuad Core 1.4GHz
Hardware Encryption EngineYES
Hardware Transcoding Engine10-bit H.265 (HEVC), MPEG-4 Part 2, MPEG-2, VC-1; maximum resolution: 4K (4096 x 2160); maximum frame rate per second (FPS): 30
Memory
System Memory1GB
Pre-installed Memory module/
Total Memory Slot Number/
Maximum Supported Memory1GB
NoteTerraMaster reserves the right to replace memory modules with the same or higher frequency based on supplier’s product life cycle status. Rest assured that the compatibility and stability have been strictly verified with the same benchmark to ensure identical performance.
Storage
Disk Slot Number2
Compatible Drive types3.5″ SATA HDD
2.5″ SATA HDD
2.5″ SATA SSD
Maximum Internal Raw Storage Capacity28TB (14TB x 2) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Max Single Volume108TB
Drive Hot SwapYES
Note. Hard drive vendors will release their latest models of hard drives, and Maximum internal raw storage capacity may be adjusted accordingly.
. The maximum single volume size is not directly related to the maximum raw capacity.
File System
Internal DriveEXT4,BTRFS
External DriveEXT3, EXT4, NTFS, FAT32, HFS+
External Ports
RJ-45 1GbE Network Jack1
USB 3.0 Port2
USB 2.0 Port/
COM/
HDMI/
VGA/
LSI 9207-8i HBA Card/
PCIe Slots/
Appearance
Size (H*W*D)227 x 119 x 133 mm
Packaging Size (H*W*D)258 x 220 x 170 mm
WeightNet Weight: 1.35Kg  Gross Weight: 2.2Kg
Others
System Fan80 mm x 80 mm x25mm  1 pcs
Fan ModeSmart, High speed, Middle speed, Low speed
Noise Level18.6dB(A)
Power Supply40W
AC Input Voltage100V – 240V AC
Current Frequency50/60 Hz, single frequency
Power Consumption25.6W
2.0W  (hard drive dormancy)
Limited warranty2 years
CertificateFCC, CE, CCC, KC
EnvironmentRoHS, WEEE
Temperature
Working Temperature5°C  ~ 40°C (40°F ~ 104°F)
Storage Temperature-20°C ~ 60°C (-5°F ~ 140°F)
Relative Humidity5% ~ 95% RH
Package Contents
Host unit (x1)
Power cord (x1)
RJ-45 network cable (x1)
Quick Installation Guide (x1)
Limited Warranty Note(x1)
Screws(a few)
Power adapter (x1)
TOS Features
OS Supported
Supported Client OSWindows OS, Mac OS, Linux OS
Supported Web BrowsersGoogle Chrome 48, Microsoft Internet Explorer 9, Mozilla Firefox 30, Apple Safari 4.5 or later version; Microsoft Edge is not recommended.
Supported mobile OSIos 8.2, Android 5.0 or later version
Storage Management
Supported RAID TypesSingle, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1
Maximum Internal Volume Number16
Maximum iSCSI Target10
Maximum iSCSI LUN10
Volume Expansion with Larger HDDsRAID 1
Volume Expansion by Adding a HDDNOT AVAILABLE
RAID MigrationYES
SSD CacheYES
Hot SpareYES
SSD TRIMNOT AVAILABLE
Hard Drive S.M.A.R.T.YES
Seagate IHMYES
NVRAM write cache(BBU-protected)NOT AVAILABLE
WORM(Write Once Read Many)NOT AVAILABLE
Shared Folder SnapshotYES
LUN SnapshotNOT AVAILABLE
Storage QoS For Shared FolderNOT AVAILABLE
File Services
File ProtocolSAMBA/AFP/NFS/FTP/WebDAV
Maximum Concurrent SAMBA/AFP/FTP Connections100
Windows Access Control List (ACL) IntegrationYES
NFS Kerberos AuthenticationYES
Account & Shared Folder
Maximum local user’s account number128
Maximum local group number128
Maximum shared folders number128
Maximum shared folders syncing tasks2
Backup
Rsync ServerYES
Rsync BackupYES
Schedule BackupYES
USB Device BackupYES
Cloud SyncYES
Time Machine ServerYES
File System GlusterNOT AVAILABLE
Networking
TCP/IPIPv4
ProtocolsCIFS/SAMBA, NFS, FTP, TFTP, HTTPS, SSH, iSCSI, SNMP, SMTP
Link AggregationNOT AVAILABLE
DLNA ComplianceYES
VPN ClientYES
VPN ServerYES
Proxy lientYES
Proxy ServerNOT AVAILABLE
UPnP/Bonjour DiscoveryYES
TNAS.online Remote AccessYES
DDNSYES
Access Right Management
Batch users creationNOT AVAILABLE
Import/Export usersNOT AVAILABLE
User Quota ManagermentYES
Local user access control for CIFS/SAMBA and FTPYES
Domain Authentication
Microsoft Active DirectoryYES
LDAP ClientYES
LDAP ServerYES
SSONOT AVAILABLE
Security
Firewall ProtectionYES
Account Auto-block ProtectionYES
AES Volume and Shared Folder EncryptionYES
Importable SSL certificateYES
Instant Alert via email, SMS, BeepYES
Power Managerment
Automatic Power On After Power RecoveryYES
Scheduled Power On/OffYES
Wakeup On LANNOT AVAILABLE
UPS SupportedYES
Administration
Multi-window, Multi-task System ManagementYES
Custom DesktopYES
Control PanelYES
Resource MonitorYES
SyslogYES
OS UI LanguageEnglish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Magyar, Chineses, Japanese, Korean
Applications
Application CenterYES
Mail ServerYES
Web ServerYES
Clam AntivirusYES
DownloadYES
Multi-Media ServerYES
DockerYES
Plex Media ServerYES
SnapshotYES

 

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Alex Lusakhpuryan

Alex has been part of the media scene for about 15 years now. As a Sr IT Systems Engineer by day and media reviewer by night, Alex brings his expertise in networking and storage aspects of the technology as well as in overall knowledge of the latest technologies.

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