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Teratrend RS431U Four Bay Rackmount RAID Enclosure Review - Test System Setup

Teratrend RS431U Four Bay Rackmount RAID Enclosure Review
If you are in the market for added storage capabilities, the TS431U from Teratrend may be for you. Let's dive in and take a close look at it.
| Enclosures/Externals in Storage | Posted: Dec 19, 2013 10:07 pm
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Teratrend

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Our Consumer NAS test 'system' is setup similar to what you have at home. Here we have the base of a GIGABYTE Z77X UP5 TH, housing an Intel Core i5 3570K with 16GB of RAM supporting. Our Operating System of choice is Windows 8.1 x64 Enterprise, with all available updates and patches installed on a Corsair Neutron 256GB SSD. USB 3.0 is native to our motherboard chipset, while eSATA is controlled by a Marvell 9172 SATA 3.0 Controller.

 

This level of testing wouldn't be possible without the help and support from several companies, many of which have little to do with NAS products. We would like to thank Corsair, GIGABYTE, and Western Digital for their much appreciated support.

 

Western Digital RED - The NAS HDD

 

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TweakTown uses Western Digital RED 1TB hard drives for all of our DAS tests. You can read our full review of the Western Digital RED 1TB here.

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