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TerraMaster F2 NAS 2 NAS Appliance Review - Software Features

TerraMaster F2 NAS 2 NAS Appliance Review
The F2 NAS 2 offers the NAS experience to the budget conscience crowd with decent file system performance and excellent build quality.
| SOHO NAS/DAS in Storage | Posted: Sep 27, 2013 2:07 am
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: TerraMaster

Software Features

 

NAS products are equal parts hardware performance and software features. One compliments the other in a balanced product. You need more hardware performance to run more software features at the same time.

 

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To setup the TerraMaster F2 NAS 2, we entered the web setup menu by entering the IP address into our web browser. This menu system is a much needed upgrade to the previous implementation and allows a streamlined setup process.

 

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Moving through setup, the fourth menu item allows you to enable the services you will use.

 

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Initial RAID setup is configured in the sixth menu, here you will find options for RAID 0, RAID 1 along with single disk mode and JBOD.

 

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After initial setup, the web admin page redirects and allows you to login.

 

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Entering the administration panel, you will find an interface that resembles the old QNAP setup.

 

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The System Administration tab allows you to adjust network settings, control power management features, along with direct access to the firmware update function.

 

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Access Right Management allows configuration of users and user groups. Additionally you can setup shared folders and user quotas.

 

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Disk Management allows you to setup your preferred RAID mode. Other features include drive encryption and iSCSI.

 

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The Network Services menu carries the configuration for many of the network services we have come to love. In here, we have SAMBA, AFP, NFS, FTP and SSH to name a few.

 

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Within the Application Server menu, TerraMaster has added a slew of server apps. MySQL, PT Download and iTunes Server are included.

 

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Moving over to the backup menu, we find remote replication through Rsync, along with Time Machine for Apple users.

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