TerraMaster’s new Mac Pro like DAS storage brings space for designers and creatives
TerraMaster’s new Mac Pro like tower storage is DAS space for designers and creatives
The TerraMaster D16 Thunderbolt 3 is tower storage designed for professional content creators. Looking akin to a Mac Pro, the stylish design comes fitted with two durable aluminium handles for easy transport.
As its name says, it has a pair of Thunderbolt 3 ports with up to 40Gbps data transfer speeds to support content creators needing fast speeds for fast and efficient 4K/8K video editing for example.
This is considered a Direct Attached Storage (DAS) solution, and not a Network Attached Storage (NAS). The difference between DAS and NAS is that NAS has to be connected to a network and could be affected by bandwidth issues, while DAS is connected directly to a PC and thus isn’t held back by network issues.
There is also a professional-grade RAID controller that delivers speeds of up to 2817MB/s when fitted with 16 SSDs in RAID 0 array mode on Windows OS. In RAID 6 mode, the storage device can deliver speeds of up to 2480MB/s.
The D16 Thunderbolt 3 is compatible with 3.5-inch SATA disks and 2.5-inch SSDs and offers a total storage capacity of up to 288TB (16 x 18TB HDDs). Storage expansion is also easy using Thunderbolt 3 scalability. Users can expand up to 1 Petabyte of storage by daisy-chaining six D16 Thunderbolt 3 devices.
Price and availability
The TerraMaster D16 Thunderbolt 3 16-bay professional-grade RAID storage is priced at US$3,599.99 (without drives) and is available from their website.