TerraMaster F2-210 2-Bay Personal Cloud NAS Releasedby Anton Shilov on February 12, 2020 2:00 PM EST
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TerraMaster has revealed an entry-level NAS that doubles as personal cloud storage. The F2-210 NAS has two bays and supports up to 32 TB of storage (using today’s hard drives). As a base model, the product comes in under $200.
The TerraMaster F2-210 2-bay NAS is powered by Realtek’s RTD1296 SoC with four Arm Cortex-A53 cores, Arm Mali T820-MP3 graphics, and a multimedia engine supporting hardware of 4Kp60 HDR10 content in H.265 as well as VP9 formats. The application processor is paired with 1 GB of RAM and can support two SATA hard drives along with a GbE port, and two USB 3.0 connectors.
The NAS can house two 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch HDDs (or SSDs) and support capacities of up to 32 TB today and considerably higher with upcoming drives. The HDDs can work in single, JBOD, RAID 0, and RAID 1 modes. Performance wise, the F2-210 supports throughput of up to 124 MB/s with two 5400 RPM drives in RAID 0.
The TerraMaster F2-210 runs the TOS 4.1.0 operating system and supports Emby and Plex multimedia management applications that transform the device into a media center (services like Roku are also supported). In addition, a variety of other programs, including applications for backup, security, web servers and other uses, are available in the TOS Application Center.
The TOS 4.1.0 supports access from the cloud as well as HTTP, SMB/CIFS, AFP, FTP, NFS, and WebDAV protocols. The manufacturer says that setup of cloud access using its TNAS.online service is quick and easy, the access can be tailored for various people and the NAS can also access other cloud storage services when needed.
TerraMaster’s F2-210 2-bay NAS is now available from retailers like Amazon for $149.99. In addition, the company offers a 4-bay version for $249.99.
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osteopathic1 - Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - linkI like it. I have been debating which product to get. I have had MyCloud backup primarily for TimeMachine backups in the past but it was so slow to back up my laptop over wireless to it.
Hopefully this will be faster and I can offload my iTunes music and video to it as well. Anyone else have experience with this?
PeachNCream - Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - linkPersonal Cloud...
Dug - Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - linkIs this some kind of re-release, or did Anandtech just get the email?
This model has been out for like 6 months and it's a piece of junk. Just look at NAS forums.
patel21 - Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - linkIs there any recommendation for a similar setup in DIY world.
I am willing to spend around $300 for the hardware (without drives) if I can get a bit more powerful CPU, and an OS that is more or less similar to what terramaster offers
alufan - Thursday, February 13, 2020 - linkI put my own together with a ryzen 3 1200 8 gb 2400 ram and a A320m board all bought used along with a basic case, used a 500gb nvme drive for quick swap files and a couple 4tb HD for long term storage with raid 1 and freenas on reflection it would be better with an APU as I also had to buy a hd7450 for intial setup as the case PSU didnt support power to a newer gen card I had spare total cost exc the drives was less than £75 has a built in Gb connection and easily copes with shuffling files round the house and integrates with my seedbox
dacmoto - Thursday, February 13, 2020 - linkThe best DIY NAS you can find is probably the helios 64 (https://kobol.io/) I got a helios 4 and it's working great. Installing openmediavault was a breeze. Having Nextcloud as well was a bit more work though, but really worth it.
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