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TerraMaster D5-300 USB3.1 (Gen1) Type C 5-Bay External Hard Drive (RAID) Enclosure $135.99 after coupon (no tax)

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How good this would be with Plex server?
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kanechart wrote: The 4 Bay NAS there is quite slow speeds. I'm guessing the CPU is to week to actually use the Full Speeds? I have not paid attention to that for years as I normally build my own servers but I can get 150-170MB/s and that is saying 114MB/s. With the right Raid you could go even higher.
114MB/s already maxed out one gigabit link
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swordman2000 wrote: Sorry I know this is not a computer forum here, but what I wanted to do is to plug it into the router, then set a timer (or geofence) , when I am not home, the drive bays will turn on and give me online file retrival on my computer and phone.
Basically a personal cloud.
Which one is the one i should go for? I am not worry about RAID 5. I may back up the most important item on a cold drive away from the NAS.

I will buy it and learn how to do it. I just need to know which item works for what I wanted to do.

Thanks everyone!
depending on the software but you may need to set up a VPN at your home network so that your PC/phone could connect to your home network (when you are outside) and/or appropriate port forwarding rules + DDNS client (could be done at the router level)
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ysl5710 wrote: How good this would be with Plex server?
Depends on the Server. This hardware Raid outside your Server itself. So this not meant to run anything on it at all besides connecting it to a server. If you got a good server this should run great.
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Can I connect this to a USB 3.0 port on a router instead of a computer? Main use is file server.
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ysl5710 wrote: How good this would be with Plex server?
WARNING people, this is NOT A NAS!!! This is a USB external raid bay!

D5-300 is a direct attached storage unit, it can not be used as s Plex server. You may purchase the TerraMaster 4-bay network attached storage unit F4-220 which can be used as Plex server (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01G1YI0NC).
Source: https://www.amazon.com/ask/questions/Tx ... _ql_al_hza

@poopdedoop Please edit your first post, you are confusing people by talking about ANOTHER NAS you purchased. This is NOT A NAS people.
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For the NAS, please look at the reviews, the software is crap it seems.

I wouldn't trust my data with it imo.
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Bit noob in these. If I only want to backup my files and no need to steam media / access files remotely.

Does OP's D5-300 / D5-300C / D2-310 meets my need?
No point getting a NAS (F2-210, F4-210, F2-221) right?
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dennyhj wrote: https://www.amazon.ca/TerraMaster-Exter ... 54&sr=1-21

"Supports multiple RAID modes: RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, CLONE, JBOD, and Single Disk. RAID 5 is recommended as the best option for D5-300, which balances between data security and storage capacity. (For stable performance, the WD Reds and the Seagate IronWolfs are recommended.)"

I saw now: the technical detail says: 5-bay USB3.0, supports RAID 5 only.

Hmm, I may have to cancel it. Also it has to be connected to a computer via USB 3.1, not ideal. Question: any router provides USB 3.1 port?
Amazon descriptions a sometimes a copy and paste of other similar products without verifying

This review says "TerraMaster markets the D5-300 as a RAID0/5/LARGE enclosure but as you can see it also supports Clone and RAID 3/10 modes."

https://www.nikktech.com/main/articles/ ... ew?start=4

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Again people, THIS IS NOT A NAS it is an EXTERNAL RAID ENCLOSURE. It does not connect to a network, there is no network jack or Wifi.
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Didn't know these existed, but my current NUC doesn't have a usb-c port.

Thanks OP!
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AdamKing wrote: Bit noob in these. If I only want to backup my files and no need to steam media / access files remotely.

Does OP's D5-300 / D5-300C / D2-310 meets my need?
No point getting a NAS (F2-210, F4-210, F2-221) right?
If I'm going for a 2-bay option. Seems like both are at $119.99, so I might as well get the NAS F2-210??
Any advantage of the D2-310 beside loosing out on the Type C usb 3.1?
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yuprules wrote: Again people, THIS IS NOT A NAS it is an EXTERNAL RAID ENCLOSURE. It does not connect to a network, there is no network jack or Wifi.
It can be made to do so with a workstation, but I hear you.

Why should I cancel my order, folks? Our network storage solutions are legacy servers and cloud.

This seems rinky dink by comparison.

Thoughts are welcome.
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yuprules wrote: Again people, THIS IS NOT A NAS it is an EXTERNAL RAID ENCLOSURE. It does not connect to a network, there is no network jack or Wifi.
Can I connect this to the USB 3.0 port in a router? If yes, then it could be used to host shared files on a network, no?
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I currently only have 2 hard drives and I'm planning to use them in raid 0 mode. Can I add more hard drives later?
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dennyhj wrote: Can I connect this to the USB 3.0 port in a router? If yes, then it could be used to host shared files on a network, no?
Yes, as long as the router firmware allows the USB port to have a USB storage device attached (I've seen some older routers where the USB port can only be used as a printer port)...You can only use it within your home network unless you set up a VPN server on your router or port-forwarding + DDNS client
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I've been using a F4-220 for almost 3 years now no problem at all. debating if I should buy a D5-300 (attach to NAS through USB 3) or F4-210, since my old 4 bay is almost full.

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