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TERRAMASTER F4-210 4-Bay NAS 2GB RAM Quad Core Network Attached Storage Media Server (Diskless) $232

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I was looking for a simple 4-bay DAS USB raid system to replace my 4-bay Drobo because I don't think I will be using a media server. There were some4-bay DAS units on sale for $179 a few weeks back but those are back up to $219 now. In my search I came across this 4-bay NAS Server for only $20 more and it has 2GB RAM and a modest 4 core ARM CPU (which isn't much --but its better than no CPU) . Amazon has the same unit for $289 --so the list price is legit. ( The $259 unit with the same model number is only 1 GB Ram).. There may be comments on the limitation of this modest NAS system but keep in mind I would have been happy with a 4-bay DAS --so any NAS features at almost the same price are a bonus for me. The reviews are pretty good for this unit as a modest NAS 4-bay not really capable of handling 4K streaming (https://www.nasmaster.com/terrama...10-review/ ) but since I was only looking for DAS -- for $20 more this seems to be worth it. So if you are looking for a 4-bay DAS like I was -this could be an alternative to consider..

Here are the specs:.

--A 4-bay entry-level NAS optimized for home and SOHO users, running the latest TOS 4.1 operating system.
--ARM v8 quad-core 1.4GHz CPU with 2GB RAM (not upgradeable), blazingly fast read/write speeds of more than 114 MB/s (RAID 0, SATA III 4TB NAS hard drive x 2), hardware encryption.
---Supports Emby and Plex media servers, which keep your videos, music, and photos personal media beautifully organized,always ready for on-demand streaming to your PC, mobile device, smart TV, or games console.
--Compatible with 3.5" and 2.5" SATA HDD, 2.5" SATA SSD. Each bay supports the HDD up to 18TB (Total of 72TB in RAID 0).
---Supports Docker, cloud drive sync, multiple backups, remote access and mobile app. Dozens of free applications; Ultra-quiet heat dissipation technology.

https://www.newegg.com/terramaste...-_-Product

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> bubble2 531 Posts
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03-23-2023 at 07:14 AM.
Quote from jmunjr :
Need better than 1Gb Ethernet!
Please share link of NAS with 1GB+ at this price.

Does F4-210 have USB 3?
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03-23-2023 at 07:40 AM.
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I don't care what the price is, 2.5Gbe should be standard. 1Gb has been standard well over a decade.
This is a deal site, not a performance site. What are the transfer speeds of USB 3?
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03-23-2023 at 08:27 AM.
Are there any decent 10+ gbps nas systems that all I need them to do are host media files?

My PC is the Plex server so I don't even need this thing to process any video, it just need to purely serve up files fast enough to send to the hosts.

My current Nas is old and when the Nas itself dies I'm gonna lose all my files if I don't migrate to a new one or at least have as a backup

Suggestions for this basic need?
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03-23-2023 at 08:30 AM.
Quote from jmunjr :
Need better than 1Gb Ethernet!
This one [newegg.com] should work for you. Just add 10gbe module.
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03-23-2023 at 08:55 AM.
Quote from jmunjr :
I don't care what the price is, 2.5Gbe should be standard. 1Gb has been standard well over a decade.
I agree
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03-23-2023 at 09:06 AM.
Quote from ionizer :
Are there any decent 10+ gbps nas systems that all I need them to do are host media files?

My PC is the Plex server so I don't even need this thing to process any video, it just need to purely serve up files fast enough to send to the hosts.

My current Nas is old and when the Nas itself dies I'm gonna lose all my files if I don't migrate to a new one or at least have as a backup

Suggestions for this basic need?

I'm the same as you, just want a NAS/device that can do RAID or better they my PC based Plex server can access.
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03-23-2023 at 09:27 AM.
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What's your point of the USB 3.0? Can you hook up a 2.5GBE USB adapter to this thing? If so that's a plus. The review indicates it only supports up to 18TB drives. Is that correct? Any plans to change that? I can see my needs growing to well beyond 72TB. I see they have other models with 2.5GBE, but it's a steep price increase to get that 2.5GBE.

Also curious, can you attach this NAS as a USB drive to a PC? That's rare, but also a bonus if possible.
Which fool would put $1200+ worth of drives, and 72TB of data, in a $200 NAS?
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03-23-2023 at 09:30 AM.
What do you guys need that fast connection for?
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03-23-2023 at 09:44 AM.
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Which fool would put $1200+ worth of drives, and 72TB of data, in a $200 NAS?

Are you saying there is a difference in reliability among cheap vs expensive NAS device? I don't need anything but an external 4+ bay advanced RAID solution. It'll strictly be a file server.