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By Brian On 9 months ago
My first NAS, so far its great!
The TerraMaster F2-210 is my first ever NAS for home use. I've owned it for only 1 week, but so far it has been great. Its a really compact and nice looking unit. Here's why I picked this TerraMaster F2-210 over all the other NAS boxes out there: 1) If you have data that you can't afford to lose, like years of family photos, tax returns, etc, you need data redundancy. RAID1 requires 2 drives but only 50% of the total drive capacity is usable for storage. I am using the TerraMaster (which is RAID1) with 2 WD 8TB drives for 8TB of storage. 2) The Media Server is DLNA compliant. I have a lot of MP4 files that I want to be able to watch on two different LG 4K smart TVs, a Sony 4K smart TV and an old Roku2 (1080p). Each of those devices has a video playing app that looks for a DLNA server on the network. Each device can see the TerraMaster and all the MP4 files placed in the special video folder that the Media Server automatically creates. The smart TV app is then used to select the desired movie and it begins to play it smoothly and continuously. Works great. 3) Which CPU? If you need to transcode videos on the fly from one format to another to stream to a smart TV then you need a high end CPU. I chose the F2-210 with the medium CPU because I don't need to transcode. It costs less and consumes less power. All the videos I want to stream are already MP4, the LG, Sony and Roku2 already understand what an MP4 is. All the TerraMaster needs to do is stream the data out unaltered. Don't need a lot of CPU horsepower to do that. 4) The TOS (TerraMaster OS), accessed using a browser, acts very much like a Windows desktop and the File Manager is very similar to the Windows File Explorer. It took me a few days to get use to where everything was and what each item did. Took a few hours to figure out the user and group permissions, but its all working well and is discoverable by all the PCs on the home network. I considered other brand of NAS, but since both of my brothers have TerraMaster NAS units and liked them I decided to go with TerraMaster too.
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By Kris On 3 July 2019
I purchased this for two reasons: first because of it's ability to run Plex and second, because of it's price. Although there are other NAS drives that have faster CPU's, dollar for dollar, you can't find one that beats the F2-210 in terms of value. The system is compact (about the size of a small lunchbox) and extremely quiet. You would have no problem placing this on your desk or work-space. The software runs perfectly and the manufacturer puts out frequent updates. I couldn't be happier with my purchase and would not hesitate to recommend the F2-210 to anyone wanting to set up a home media center and personal cloud.
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Good Quality, Easy to use, affordable price.
By Joel On 3 July 2019
I purchased this, and two Seagate Ironwolf 8TB drives, to replace an aging problematic NAS. Selling points for me were "RAID1" and "hot-swappable" drive bays, Apple TimeMachine support, Gigabit Ethernet, and - I'll admit it - it looks cool. Installing the drives was really easy; drives mount to the trays and the trays slide-and-lock right into the bays. Bam. Plug it in, turn it on, and... there's an client software download required (PC/Mac - also include smartphone) whose sole purpose appears to be to find the device's IP Address and launch your browser. After that, setup is easy. The GUI resembles a computer's desktop environment, which is familiar enough to get around. I was able to format my drives as a RAID-1, set up some shares and permissions, mostly straightforward. I been using this as a stable NAS for TimeMachine backups on my Mac network. Only downside is that it seems to only provide a single TimeMachine endpoint. Would love it if I could provide multiple (say one per drive). Works great, no issues. There is SSH access, if you're inclined to log in directly. There are also a few built-in apps, like PLEX, DLNA, Transmission BitTorrent client, and more - I may not ever use any of them. All around a pretty good solution. I'm not hitting it at nearly its potential as a media server; using it more as a backup server (for now). I would get this again, and recommend it to others. Be sure to get some quality drives for it, and matching models if you intend to RAID.
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Okay for the price as home NAS
By James On 3 April 2019
I purchased this device for backing up photos, documents and applications. I decided to go with the f2-210 2-bay based on the price, design, the ability to do RAID 0/1, and that it was using an quad-core processor. It's essentially a mini pc. I have been using this NAS for around 1 months now. Mostly for home media management and below are my few observations Pros: 1. Decent NAS for home use with this price 2. Well built unit case 3. Low fan noise. I keep it in my bedroom and hardly hear any noise however you do here hum when NAS is being accessed but not very loud 4. I used to get email response quickly (one business day) and were able to answer my queries during my initial setup time. 5. So far no NAS crashes. I have been updating their OS as and when available. Cons 1. TOS operating system is very limited interms of choice of apps though they have been adding new apps with new releases 2. Not very powerful home NAS. For example realtime read/writes are not to the level what they are claiming.
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This NAS is great.
By David On 28 February 2019
I gave this five stars because it fits what “I” need. You should do significant research before investing in this sort of thing. I use it to backup my PC and Mac, unlike many it has a build in OSX TimeMachine backup server, which actually works much faster & better than Apples own. You attach it just the same way, the device just appears as a Time Machine backup location, without any SMB magic being required. I also use it as an SMB location for Acronis backups. I have had this for a while and its worked flawlessly, however there was a massive OS update yesterday and the TM component stopped working. I mailed their tech support and literally within 10 minutes over TeamViewer (with me watching every step) they fixed it, it appears one of the settings did not get copied in the upgrade. All back up now and running A-OK. Thank you Terramaster for a great product & even better support. NB: I bought this for my business and was not in any way compensated for this review.
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My first NAS, so far its great!
By Brian On 27 February 2019
The TerraMaster F2-210 is my first ever NAS for home use. I've owned it for only 1 week, but so far it has been great. Its a really compact and nice looking unit. Here's why I picked this TerraMaster F2-210 over all the other NAS boxes out there: 1) If you have data that you can't afford to lose, like years of family photos, tax returns, etc, you need data redundancy. RAID1 requires 2 drives but only 50% of the total drive capacity is usable for storage. I am using the TerraMaster (which is RAID1) with 2 WD 8TB drives for 8TB of storage. 2) The Media Server is DLNA compliant. I have a lot of MP4 files that I want to be able to watch on two different LG 4K smart TVs, a Sony 4K smart TV and an old Roku2 (1080p). Each of those devices has a video playing app that looks for a DLNA server on the network. Each device can see the TerraMaster and all the MP4 files placed in the special video folder that the Media Server automatically creates. The smart TV app is then used to select the desired movie and it begins to play it smoothly and continuously. Works great. 3) Which CPU? If you need to transcode videos on the fly from one format to another to stream to a smart TV then you need a high end CPU. I chose the F2-210 with the medium CPU because I don't need to transcode. It costs less and consumes less power. All the videos I want to stream are already MP4, the LG, Sony and Roku2 already understand what an MP4 is. All the TerraMaster needs to do is stream the data out unaltered. Don't need a lot of CPU horsepower to do that. 4) The TOS (TerraMaster OS), accessed using a browser, acts very much like a Windows desktop and the File Manager is very similar to the Windows File Explorer. It took me a few days to get use to where everything was and what each item did. Took a few hours to figure out the user and group permissions, but its all working well and is discoverable by all the PCs on the home network. I considered other brand of NAS, but since both of my brothers have TerraMaster NAS units and liked them I decided to go with TerraMaster too.
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