What you need to know
- TerraMaster released a new 12-bay T12-423 NAS, designed with power users and businesses in mind.
- This beastly NAS has a quad-core Intel CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 2.5Gb LAN ports.
- The TerraMaster T12-423 is available now for $1,400.
TerraMaster is best known for making some of the more affordable NAS enclosures available, but the company also makes some high-end servers for home and business use. The latest addition to its fleet of NAS enclosures is the TerraMaster T12-423, a 12-bay NAS with some notable specifications, including a quad-core Intel processor, support for up to 32GB of RAM, and more.
The Intel Celeron N5105 processor is a very capable server CPU with the ability to boost from 2.0GHz to 2.9GHz. The 8GB of DDR4 RAM can be expanded to up to 32GB just in case you required even more system memory. Then there are the two 2.5Gb ports with link aggregation support. The T12-423 is designed for intensive applications.
Even some of the best NAS for Plex don't have as good specifications as this beast. It's excellent for storage too, thanks to the 12 drive bays. These will be able to hold up to 20TB drives, totaling 240TB of capacity. Finally, TerraMaster included two M.2 slots for the installation of NVMe SSDs for caching support.
The design is solid and fits in with other TerraMaster enclosures. On the rear are the aforementioned LAN ports, joined by two USB ports, HDMI output, three 80mm fans, and power input for the internal PSU. All this tech comes at a cost and the TerraMaster T12-423 is no affordable NAS, coming in at a whopping $1,400.
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.