Monday, October 21st 2019

TerraMaster Announces F5-422 5-Bay NAS Featuring 10GbE LAN

TerraMaster, a professional brand that specializes in providing innovative storage products, including network attached storage and direct attached storage, is announcing today the availability of its new storage solution for SME, professional and power users. The TerraMaster F5-422 features a powerful hardware configuration to bring excellent performance where it matters; for professionals and SME applications looking to maximize shared storage. Thanks to the introduction of the 10 GbE LAN, the TerraMaster F5-422 can deliver data faster. Backed by TerraMaster's latest TOS operating system, the F5-422 delivers an excellent feature set to any use. The TerraMaster F5-422 has an MSRP of $599.99 USD.

The F5-422 features a quad-core 1.50 GHz Intel CPU which has a boost clock of 2.30 GHz. 4 GB of DDR3 memory compliment the processor as well as built-in AES NI encryption. For maximum accessibility, the F5-422 features a 10 GbE port as well as 2x 1 GbE LAN, the F5-422 can be made available to a wide number of users without the bottleneck of traditional single LAN connections. The TerraMaster F5-422 is rated up to 670 MB/s write speeds and 650 MB/s read performance on a 5x 6 TB Seagate IronWolf RAID5 setup. Perfect for professionals like video editors working with 4K videos or others that need rapid access to large data with strict speed requirements.
Enhanced Data Security with a Next-Generation File System
Superior storage technology and optimised snapshot technology are the cornerstones of the Btrfs file system, which is what TerraMaster's F5-422 5-bay NAS unit relies on for advanced data protection, prevention of data corruption, and minimal maintenance expenses. Use of this file system promotes high data integrity, all the while promoting flexibility and efficiency in the areas of data protection and data recovery.

State-of-the-Art TOS 4.1.0 Operating System
With the most recent version of the TOS operating system, TOS 4.1.0, you can back up your data, manage your file server, and optimize your sharing services in an intuitive, simple, and user-friendly way. The operating system includes a complex of application software, with rich application content, potent multimedia services, and numerous ways to back up your data. TerraMaster TOS is constantly updated to constantly improve your NAS with more than 10+ updates to the system since the new version release.

6-Layers of Data Security
TerraMaster F5-422 features 6-layers of data security to ensure data is always protected. AES hardware encryption engine encrypts shared folders and network transmission so communications are kept private and safe from unauthorized access. BTRFS file system allows 71,680 system snapshots and 1024 shared folder snapshots. Other security measures include T-RAID array protection for your drives and multiple backup options including backing up to the cloud as well as a remove server.

A Wealth of Business Applications
TOS's enterprise version is compatible with numerous business applications. Operating a single TNAS device offers significant benefits when compared to the use of multiple devices, including file servers, mail servers, web servers, VPN servers, DHCP servers, DNS servers, Rsync remote servers, FTP servers, and MySQL servers.

A Variety of Backup Methods
  • Supports Apple Time Machine, Rsync, and Remote Backup support.
  • Supports third-party backup solutions, Cloud Sync Dropbox synchronization.
  • Superspeed USB3.0 interface supports external storage backup. All kinds of drive formats including but not limited to EXT4, EXT3, FAT, NTFS, HFS+ are supported
For more information, visit the product page.
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6 Comments on TerraMaster Announces F5-422 5-Bay NAS Featuring 10GbE LAN

#1
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
ICYMI, TerraMaster is owned by Cooler Master.
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TheLostSwede
I'm curious how this is wired up internally.
The Celeron J3455 only supports six PCIe lanes, of which the 10Gbps Ethernet would use four.
That leaves two lanes for two Gigabit Ethernet ports and three SATA ports, assuming the native SATA ports are used. I guess it's possible they use a 1-4 port multiplier, but that would really cause a performance bottleneck.

btarunr
ICYMI, TerraMaster is owned by Cooler Master.
Makes sense from a logo standpoint.
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Owen1982
TheLostSwede
I'm curious how this is wired up internally.
The Celeron J3455 only supports six PCIe lanes, of which the 10Gbps Ethernet would use four.
That leaves two lanes for two Gigabit Ethernet ports and three SATA ports, assuming the native SATA ports are used. I guess it's possible they use a 1-4 port multiplier, but that would really cause a performance bottleneck.


Makes sense from a logo standpoint.
so two pcie 2.0 lanes can do up to 1GB/s (without overhead/encoding) and that is already more than the little CPU has the horsepower to do - so i think it's like this:

2x - 10G LAN
2x - Marvel (or whatever) SATA controller
1x - 1G LAN
1x - 1G LAN

On a similar subject - I beleive the Synology DS 918+/1019+ have their "super speed" nvme ports at 1 lane of PCIe 2.0 ( <500MBps) because they only have 6 lanes to play with.

I did not know Terramaster was made by Coolermaster...ya learn something new every day.
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TheLostSwede
Owen1982
so two pcie 2.0 lanes can do up to 1GB/s (without overhead/encoding) and that is already more than the little CPU has the horsepower to do - so i think it's like this:

2x - 10G LAN
2x - Marvel (or whatever) SATA controller
1x - 1G LAN
1x - 1G LAN

On a similar subject - I beleive the Synology DS 918+/1019+ have their "super speed" nvme ports at 1 lane of PCIe 2.0 ( <500MBps) because they only have 6 lanes to play with.

I did not know Terramaster was made by Coolermaster...ya learn something new every day.
2x PCIe 2.0 doesn't have enough bandwidth for 10Gbps Ethernet. Hence why so far, all 10Gbps cards have a PCIe x4 interface.
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Owen1982
TheLostSwede
2x PCIe 2.0 doesn't have enough bandwidth for 10Gbps Ethernet. Hence why so far, all 10Gbps cards have a PCIe x4 interface.
Yes we know - buuut why would they give it x4 if the rest of the hardware cannot provide close to 10Gbps throughput? (and they are short on lanes in the first place)
Even though the 10GB LAN chipset can use up to x4 it will also work with just x1 (and it will work up to the throughput limitations of x1 of course).
It's a little bit like the Raspberry Pi3 and it's "1GB" lan - it connected at 1GBit but you only got 300-400MBps throughput because it was connected via USB 2. It was probably considered an ok design compromise because the CPU and storage would unlikely/need to go above that.
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#6
AKBrian
btarunr
ICYMI, TerraMaster is owned by Cooler Master.
[citation needed]

I've yet to see a single reviewer dig up actual information connecting Terra Master to Cooler Master as a company, but would definitely be interested. Terra Master popped up in 2010 and is based in Shenzen, China, while Cooler Master is based in Taipei with a factory in Huizhou, China, having been around since at least the early '90s. The only thing they seem to share is the appropriated logo shape.
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