With the T9-423, TerraMaster introduces a new 9-bay NAS aimed at small and medium-sized businesses where it can serve as a file storage server, mail server, web server, FTP server, or virtual server. An Intel Celeron is used as the processor, the data is transmitted via 2.5 gigabit Ethernet.
Intel Celeron and 8GB DDR4
The main processor is an Intel Celeron N5105/N5095 from the Jasper Lake family, which offers four cores at 2.0 GHz. The family is not hyper-threaded, so it does not provide additional threads. The maximum turbo clock frequency is 2.9 GHz. Drive encryption is accelerated using AES-NI. It is supported by 8 gigabytes of DDR4, which can be expanded up to 32 gigabytes, for which two modules are installed, one of which is delivered empty.
2.5 GbE with Link Aggregation
Two 2.5 gigabit ports are available for network connection, which can also be combined to form a theoretical 5 Gbit/s link via link aggregation. TerraMaster claims that up to 283 MB/s can be transferred with the T9-423. Additionally, an NVMe SSD with the 2280 form factor can be used via the M.2 slot to configure an SSD cache. TerraMaster also talks about an expansion port through which a 10GbE NIC or additional M.2 slots can be accommodated; however, no such thing can be seen in the box pictures, so how such a PCIe expansion card will integrate is questionable. be.
The housing of the T9-423 can be configured both vertically and horizontally. It measures 334 × 135 × 295mm. Three fans (80 × 80 × 25mm) are placed at the back for cooling.
Up to 180 Terabytes, USB-A and HDMI
The up to nine drives can be used with ext4 or Btrfs and can use 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch SATA HDDs as well as 2.5-inch SATA SSDs. Up to 180TB can be realized with the current 20TB hard drives. In addition to two network connections, the NAS offers two USB 3.0 ports (Type-A USB 3.1 Gen2) and an HDMI output that supports resolution up to 4096 × 2160 pixels at 60 Hz. The internal power supply offers a maximum of 250 watts. TerraMaster states 115 watts as power consumption under load, without naming the exact setting.
When the TerraMaster T9-423 will be available is not clear. In the US, it gets at least a suggested retail price of $1,000.