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TerraMaster brings cost-effective RAID 5 into SOHOs with the D5-300

By Ken Wong - on 19 Apr 2021, 9:07am

TerraMaster brings cost-effective RAID 5 into SOHOs with the D5-300

Unlike the TerraMaster D5-300C, the D5-300 does RAID 5. Image courtesy of TerraMaster.

The TerraMaster D5-300 DAS offers reliable RAID storage for video editing, data backups, financial records, video surveillance, corporate data, and others.

TerraMaster’s new D5-300 5-bay RAID storage device has an aluminium-alloy chassis that not only protects installed storage drives but also provides good heat dissipation. It also comes equipped with two smart fans for cooling at low noise levels.  

The D5-300 can support up to 90TB of storage capacity in either HDDs or SSDs. The DAS comes equipped with a USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C connector capable of reaching speeds of up to 220MB/s when coupled with Seagate IronWolf 4TB HDDs in RAID 0. The drives are however sold separately and can be purchased from Seagate’s official page on Lazada and Shopee.

This is considered a Direct-attached storage (DAS) device as opposed to a NAS, as it isn’t connected to the network and is therefore not hampered by bandwidth issues.

The TerraMaster D5-300 supports a wide selection of RAID modes to cater to the unique and different needs of various professionals. It supports D5-300 support RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, CLONE, JBOD, and Single Disk.

The TerraMaster D5-300 only has a single connector port. Image courtesy of TerraMaster.

Don’t confuse this model with the TerraMaster D5-300C. Although also a 5-bay DAS, the D5-300C provides only 2+3 RAID storage. Hard drive 1 and hard drive 2 can be configured as RAID 0, RAID 1 or single disk. The remaining drives 3 through 5 work as single, independent drives.

 

Pricing and availability

The TerraMaster D5-300 retails at S$419 although there is an offer available now for S$369 on TerraMaster’s official site on Lazada.

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