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Terra Master F2-210 NAS Review

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Final Thoughts

The F2-210 is an entry-level NAS for SOHO users that will not break the bank as it is very affordable. Right now, Terra Master F2-210 retails for about $ 150 USD (diskless).  This is an excellent price point for an entry-level home NAS.  The hardware of F2-210 and very solid but that’s not what gives this device its superpowers.  Perhaps the most important feature of F2-210 and similar devices by Terra Master is its underlying operating system, TOS (TerraMaster Operating System).  This OS system uses user-friendly interfaces to give you control over the hardware so you can build your storage repository, create a private cloud or simple host a website.  You can simply install and uninstall applications right from the Application Repository free of charge.  Terra Master offers a set of useful applications such as Plex and MariaDB.

The performance of the F2-210 is what should be expected from a RAID 0/1 NAS enclosure with Gigabit connection.  Looking at my benchmarks I was able to use most of my Gigabit connection between the PC and the NAS.  Do note that write speeds to the NAS were slower in RAID 1 configuration than in RAID 0.

TerraMaster F2-210

Overall F2-210 is a good starting point for personal storage.  If you planning to store images and video files for streaming this device might be a good fit.  However, I would like to recommend a NAS that has four bays as you can potentially use a minimum of  RAID 5 (or better) configuration and protect your data better than RAID 1 which only gives you a fault tolerance of one.

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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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