September 24, 2022
Rating: 9/10 ? 1 - Absolute Hot Garbage 2 - Sorta Lukewarm Garbage 3 - Strongly Flawed Design 4 - Some Pros, Lots Of Cons 5 - Acceptably Imperfect 6 - Good Enough to Buy On Sale 7 - Great, But Not Best-In-Class 8 - Fantastic, with Some Footnotes 9 - Shut Up And Take…

Rating: 9/10 ?

  • 1 – Absolute Hot Garbage
  • 2 – Sorta Lukewarm Garbage
  • 3 – Strongly Flawed Design
  • 4 – Some Pros, Lots Of Cons
  • 5 – Acceptably Imperfect
  • 6 – Good Enough to Buy On Sale
  • 7 – Great, But Not Best-In-Class
  • 8 – Fantastic, with Some Footnotes
  • 9 – Shut Up And Take My Money
  • 10 – Absolute Design Nirvana

Price: $500

Andrew Heinzman / Review Geek

For better or worse, TerraMaster is the “budget” NAS brand. I’ve always felt lukewarm about the company’s products, which tend to offer a great value at the expense of performance or specs. But the new TerraMaster F4-423 seems to do away with compromises—it’s an awesome little machine.

Here’s What We Like

  • Great value for four drive bays (up to 80TB total)
  • Two 2.5Gb LAN ports with link aggregation support
  • M.2 slot and upgradable RAM (up to 32GB)
  • Native 4K video transcoding, great for Plex

And What We Don’t

  • RAM or M.2 access requires a full disassembly
  • TerraMaster’s OS still isn’t great

At just $500, the TerraMaster F4-423 offers specs comparable to Synology’s more expensive DiskStation DS920+. Not only is…

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