TerraMaster F2-212 is a 2-bay NAS powered by Realtek RTL1619B quad-core Cortex-A55 processor with support for support TRAID flexible disk array management tool, BTRFS file system, Snapshot, and TFSS disaster recovery tool.
If you’ve never heard about TRAID (TerraMaster RAID) and TFSS (TerraMaster File System Snapshot) that may be because those are developed internally by TerraMaster as respectively a RAID solution with an automatic combination of disk space, hard disk failure redundancy protection, and automatic capacity expansion, and a BTRFS snapshot tool with support for COW (copy-on-write), filesystem level snapshots, custom snapshot schedules, and more.
TerraMaster F2-212 specifications:
- SoC – Realtek RTD1619B quad-core Cortex-A55 processor @ up to 1.7 GHz
- System Memory – 1GB RAM
- 2x SATA bays for 3.5-inch SATA HDD and/or 2.5-inch SATA SSD/HDD for up to 2x 22TB drives; hot swapping support
- File systems
- Internal Drive – BTRFS, EXT4
- External Drive – EXT3, EXT4, NTFS, FAT32, HFS+
- RAID types – TRAID, Single, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1
- Networking – 1x Gigabit Ethernet port
- USB – 1x USB 3.0 host port, 1x USB 2.0 host port
- 80 x 80 x 25mm system fan with Smart, High speed, Middle speed, Low speed modes
- Noise level – 23.8 dB(A) (Fully loaded Seagate 4TB ST4000VN008 hard drive(s) in idle state)
- Power Supply – 12V DC (40 Watts) via power barrel hack
- Dimensions – 222 x 119 x 154 mm
- Power Consumption
- 20.1W (fully loaded Seagate 4TB ST4000VN008 hard drive(s) in read/write state)
- 10.4 W (fully loaded Seagate 4TB ST4000VN008 hard drive(s) in hibernation)
- Weight – 1.3 Kg
- Temperature Range – Operating: 0°C to 40°C; storage: -20°C to 60°C
- Relative Humidity – 5% ~ 95% RH
- Certifications – FCC, CE, CCC, KC
- Environment – RoHS, WEEE
The F2-212 NAS runs TOS 5.1 Linux operating system and ships with a power adapter and power cord, an Ethernet cable, a few screws, a Quick Installation Guide, and a limited warranty note. We previously wrote about RTD1619 media players, notably the Zidoo Z9X with a RealTek RTD1619DR quad-core Cortex-A55 processor, and it’s unclear how the RTD1619B processor differs, albeit we might assume it has no video output since the TerraMaster does not feature any. The NAS still offers some multimedia capabilities with support for 4K video hardware decoding, and compatibility with uPnP/DLNA, TerraMaster’s “Multimedia Server” app, as well as third-party multimedia servers such as Emby and Plex.
The TerraMaster F2-212 will officially become available later this month and is already listed on Amazon and Aliexpress for $179.99. The company also plans on launching 4-bay models with the F4-212 desktop model and the U4-212 with a 1U Rackmount case. Further information may be found on the product page and press release.
Thanks to TLS for the tip.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.