Many users prefer the RAID storage configuration for their personal needs. For entry level users the simplification of such procedure is a must and for that reason, Terramaster offers an external solution that includes five (5) HDDs that can be used either in RAID 0/1 configuration and also support more external HDDs that can be transferred to various personal computers. The D5-300C Direct-Attached storage (DAS) offers many features that we will examine at this review.
So what is DAS and how it differs from NAS/SAS? (source)
Direct-attached storage (DAS) is digital storage directly attached to the computer accessing it, as opposed to storage accessed over a computer network (i.e. network-attached storage). Examples of DAS include hard drives, solid-state drives, optical disc drives, and storage on external drives. The name "DAS" is a retronym to contrast with storage area network (SAN) and network-attached storage (NAS).
The key difference between DAS and NAS is that DAS storage is only directly accessible from the host to which the DAS is attached. A DAS does not incorporate any network hardware and related operating environment to provide a facility to share storage resources independently. The storage presented by a DAS to a connected host can of course be shared by that host. A SAN (storage area network) has more in common with a DAS than a NAS with the key difference being that DAS is a 1:1 relationship between storage and host whereas SAN is many to many.
DAS is also generally faster than NAS, with most networks being limited to 1Gbps, while USB 3.0, common on external drives, supports up to 5Gbps
Exclusive 2+3 RAID Storage
The D5-300C provides 2+3 RAID storage. This means that hard drive1 and hard drive 2 can be configured as RAID 0, RAID 1 or single disk to secure your important data. The remaining drives 3 through 5 work as single, independent drives. This allows you maximum flexibility in utilizing these three drives.
Real SUPERSPEED with USB3.0 Protocol!
D5-300C adopts USB3.0(5Gbps) SUPERSPEED protocol. In RAID 0, with desktop SSHD hard drives, the read/write speed is up to 410MB/s.
USB Type-C interface
D5-300C equipped with brand new USB type-C SUPERSPEED interface and compatible with Mac and Windows computers.
Up to 80TB storage capacity
D5-300C can support five (5) SATA hard drives, is compatible with 16TB 3.5 inch SATA hard drive, and has a total storage capacity up to 80TB. (Note: users need to purchase their own hard drives. These are not included.)
Compatible with various hard drives
D5-300C is compatible with various hard drives, such as 3.5 inch SATA hard drives (including WD Green hard drives, WD Red hard drives, WD Purple hard drives, and Enterprise hard drives), 2.5” SATA hard drives, and 2.5” SATA SSD.
D5-300C adopts aluminum enclosure and low-noise fan, which is firm and reliable, of good heat dissipation, and low noise.
D5-300C is usable for various data application including video editing, photo backup, research and development, technical document preservation, file backup, music library, financial records, video surveillance, and corporate data storage.
Exclusive worry-free warranty
Brand new replacement for 2 years, quick service in 24 hours!
|Disk Slot Number||5|
|Compatible Disk Types||3.5" SATA HDD|
|2.5" SATA HDD|
|2.5" SATA SSD|
|File System||FAT 32, FAT 16, NTFS, and EXT4|
|Maximum Internal Raw Capacity||80TB (16 TB drive x 5) (Capacity will vary along with the RAID type)|
|RAIDs Supported||SINGLE DISK,JBOD,RAID 0,RAID 1|
|RAID Manager Software||/|
|RAID Manager Software Language||/|
|RAID Online Expansion||/|
|RAID Auto-rebuilding||RAID 1|
|Drive Hot Swap||√|
|HDD S.M.A.R.T. Inspection||/|
|Sector Inspection and Parity Check||/|
|HDD NCQ Technology||/|
|USB||USB3.1 Type-C gen1 x 1|
|Power Socket||DC IN 12V|
|Reading/writing Speed (max.)|
|Reading Speed (max.)||Read：410MB/s (2 SSHD RAID0 mode)|
|Writing Speed (max.)||Write：400MB/s (2 SSHD RAID0 mode)|
|Size (H*W*D)||227 x 225 x 136 mm|
|Packaging Size (H*W*D)||300 x 275 x 186 mm|
|Weight||net weight: 2.1 Kg Gross Weight: 3.5Kg|
|System fan||80 mm x 80 mm x25mm (x 2)|
|AC Input Voltage||100V to 240V AC|
|Current Frequency||50/60 HZ, Single Phase|
|Working Temperature||5°C ~ 40°C (40°F ~ 104°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-20°C ~ 60°C (-5°F ~ 140°F)|
|Relative Humidity||5% ~ 95% RH|
|Supported OS||Windows OS、Mac OS|
|Certificate||CE, FCC, CCC, KC|