What you need to know
- TerraMaster launches the F4-422, a new 4-bay NAS.
- Highlight features include 10Gb LAN and SSD cache.
- Available soon for $499.
TerraMaster is going all out with the launch of the new F4-422 NAS, a four-bay server with 10Gb networking, allowing for speeds of up to 1,000 MB/s (10x what's possible through 1Gb ports you'd find on most low-cost NAS servers). Alongside the new LAN port, TerraMaster also included an Intel Core quad-core processor clocked at 1.5Ghz, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, two further 1Gb ports, and plenty of USB 3.
The new bandwidth takes into account your network speed. Just because the NAS has a 10Gb port, it doesn't mean your router or switch supports these speeds, so you'll need to make sure you have the infrastructure already up and running. Most NAS owners use mechanical drivers, which usually top out at around 700MB/s, so to get the full speeds you'll need to switch to more expensive SSD.
While the RAM is a little on the slower side, being DDR3, TerraMaster does allow you to upgrade the 4GB preinstalled amount to 8GB. There's also the option to throw in an SSD for use as cache. All this NAS will set you back $499.
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