2. The Package/Overview
The Terramaster F4-210 comes in a large box with a minimal design and the needed specs printed at a side sticker. The version we tested was the 2GB DDR4 and the product costs around $260/Euro as found over Amazon.com / Newegg / Amazon.de. There is also a 1GB DDR4 version with ~200 Euro/$ if you are looking for something more affordable. The box is big and rather heavy:
At the side users will find product information and part number:
The chassis is well protected and placed next to another cardboard box that includes the rest of the accessories. Opening the box, we will find the package contents:
Unpacking the contents, users will find
- The TNAS Device x1
- The power adapter x1
- The power cord x1
- The lan cable x1
- The quick guide x1
- The limited warranty notice x1
- Several screws x2
- Screwdriver x1
The power adapter comes with 12.0V- 6A 72Watt output specifications
In order to get the NAS server running of course you need either 3.5" or 2.5" HDD/SSD drives. Terramaster lists several drives certified to work, users should visit this page to get more information. In short, Terramaster lists Seagate, Samsung, Sandisk and WD Red SSD drives, while for normal HDD, suggests Seagate Barracuda Pro, Exos, Skyhawk, Ironwolf/Ironwolf Pro and WD Red/Red Pro, Purple, Gold, Surveillance and Toshiba NAS N300 series. Of course other HDD may work, but make sure the used drive is build for NAS use, else your data may be in danger.
The product has big dimensions (227 x 225x 136 mm) and weights around 2.50kg without any drives installed. The material used is alounium and gives a good overal asthetics and feel to the product.
At the fron users will find four (4) slots for inserting HDDs. At the left area there is the power button and several leds indicating how many drives have been installed and the operation of the system.
At the back, we will find two 80 mm x 80 mm x25mm fans, among with two (2) USB3.0 ports, 1Gbit LAN port and the power jack.
The device doesnt have either Wifi or BT installed by default. While its not clear, you can add Wifi module at the device that only should be based upon RTL8812AU chipset, else your USB wifi module wont get recognized by the device.