TerraMaster F5-422 5-Bay 10GbE NAS Management
After turning on the NAS, connecting it to your network, type in “start.terra-master.com” in your browser to bring up the Quick Installation Guide. We recommend using Chrome as we did have a few issues with Windows 10 Edge.
The setup of the F5-422 is identical to the past TerraMaster NAS units we have reviewed. Head over to F2-210 review for a complete write up on setting up a TerraMaster NAS.
We will show a few screens that highlight the F5-422.
The main TOS Desktops are the same as the past reviewed units.
Here we see the hardware information for the F5-422.
One will note that the F5-422 uses the same processor as the F4-421 4-Bay NAS.
Here we see the Networking Interfaces for the F5-422.
Selecting LAN 3, we find the 10GbE interface. We note there is no provision to adjust the MTU for the 10GbE interface; the setting of 1500 is not changeable.
Applications for the F5-422 are also the same as previously reviewed units.
There are both more and less complete solutions on the market in terms of the operating system and applications. Still, the GUI is extremely easy to use. It is clear that TerraMaster is trying to make the unit easy to administer for a novice SMB, edge, or home administrator.
Next, let us take a quick look at the F5-422 specifications and continue with testing.
TerraMaster F5-422 Specifications
Here are the key specs of the TerraMaster F5-422:
Next, let us move onto testing.
Test System Configuration
The platform that we use for the testing on all of our NAS testings consists of the following items.
- Motherboard: ASUS ROG Zenith II Extreme Motherboard
- CPU: AMD Threadripper 3960X (24 core / 48 Threads)
- GPU: NVIDIA RTX 2080 SUPER
- Cooling: NZXT Kraken X62
- RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 3600MHz 4x 16GB DDR4 (64GB Total)
- SSD: Sabrent Rocket 1TB NVMe Gen 4 SSD
- OS: Windows 10 Pro
- TerraMaster F5-422 Storage: 5x Seagate Ironwolf 4TB HDD’s.
Let us continue with testing the F5-422.