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The TerraMaster D5 Thunderbolt 3 is a 5-bay DAS for creative folks

By Ken Wong - on 17 Dec 2021, 9:12am

The TerraMaster D5 Thunderbolt 3 is a 5-bay DAS for creative folks

The DAS can take both 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch drives. Image source: TerraMaster

The TerraMaster D5 Thunderbolt 3 is capable of delivering storage for creative professionals with large storage needs.

But, like other TerraMaster storage devices we’ve covered, it is a DAS and not a NAS as it lacks any networking capabilities and features only Thunderbolt connectivity.

One thing nice about this DAS is that it takes both 3.5-inch HDD drives and 2.5-inch HDD and SSD drives so users have flexibility in the sort of storage they choose to use.

It can support a maximum storage capacity of 90TB (18TB x 5). You can also daisy chain up to six of them together for up to a whopping 540TB of storage.

It can easily suit all most backup requirements with support for RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10, as well as JBOD disk array modes for all any application needs. It has read speeds of 830MB/security (HDD speed in Raid 5) to 1035MB/security (HDD speed in RAID) and write speeds of 850MB/sec (HDD speed in RAID 5) to 917MB/sec (HDD speed in RAID 0).

For creatives, the D5 Thunderbolt 3 is ideally suited for most applications like 4K video editing and 4K streaming. And to really support those in the creative fields, the TerraMaster D5 Thunderbolt 3 has both Thunderbolt 3 and DP interfaces so that the DAS supports a multi-screen display with up to 3 screens. The Thunderbolt ports have speeds of 40 Gb/s.  


Pricing and availability

Daisy chain multiple DASs together. Image source: TerraMaster.

The TerraMaster D5 Thunderbolt 3 is on sale now for S$918 on and get a two-year warranty with it.

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