TerraMaster F2-210 NAS review: This super-affordable box delivers fast streaming
While its model number makes it seem like a step backward from the F2-220 I reviewed nearly three years ago, the all-new and super-affordable TerraMaster F2-210 boasts a more mature operating system and a broader app ecosystem, not to mention the snappiest performing web user interface I’ve seen.
While its sustained write speeds are a tad off the pace, The F2-210 delivers top-notch reading and media streaming—and it’s street priced at just $150 (without drives).
This review is part of TechHive’s coverage of the best NAS boxes for media streaming and client backup, where you’ll find reviews of competing products, plus a buyer’s guide to the features you should consider when shopping.
Design and features
The F2-210 is a two-bay, front-loading box running TerraMaster’s own TOS operating system. When I say “TerraMaster’s own,” I mean its own flavor of Linux, the operating system that all the top vendors rely on for core software features. The box is constructed largely from plastic as are most boxes in this price range, but it’s painted in various shades of silver to give the impression of metal. Metal or no, it’s solidly built, and with hard drives inside, suitably stable. The fan is also very quiet, almost disturbingly so if you use sonic clues to determine if said fan is still running. (That’s a compliment, by the way)
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