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TerraMaster’s upgraded drive can be linked together for 800TB of storage

By Ken Wong - on 25 Feb 2021, 8:44am

TerraMaster’s upgraded drive can be linked together for 800TB of storage

The upgraded device is 30% faster than its predecessor. Image courtesy of TerraMaster.

Storage provider TerraMaster has just released an upgraded version of their D8 Thunderbolt 3 (D8-331) 8-bay professional-grade RAID Direct-attached storage (DAS) device. It is a DAS as opposed to a NAS as it isn’t connected to the network and is therefore not hampered by bandwidth issues.

The new D8 Thunderbolt 3 model features a pair of Thunderbolt 3 40Gb/s connectors and an upgraded RAID controller that delivers faster data transmission by up to 30% over the previous model with speeds of up to 2,100MB/s in RAID 0 using eight SSDs. The previous model had speeds only up to 1,600MB/s.

It also features hardware RAID protection of RAID 5 and RAID 6 to protect stored data from the impact of one or two disk failures, which is why TerraMaster says this DAS is targeted at professional creators such as video editors, animators, photographers, and others.

Internally, both 2.5-inch SSDs and 3.5-inch HDDs are supported. According to the company, you can link six D8 Thunderbolt 3s together to create 800TB of storage. There are also three fan modes: Off which shuts off the fan for silent operation, Auto for temperature-based cooling performance, and Fast for maximum cooling.

A list of compatible drives is available here.


Pricing and availability

The company says the storage device is perfect for those in the creative fields. Image courtesy of TerraMaster.

The upgraded TerraMaster D8 Thunderbolt 3 (D8-331) 8-bay RAID storage device is now available with a two-year warranty for S$1,799 at TerraMaster and at Lazada.

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