TerraMaster has unveiled a new entry-level Thunderbolt 3 DAS, the aptly named TD2 Thunderbolt 3, which is aimed at video professionals who need a relatively small storage device that still provides ample capacity. On the whole the new dual-bay DAS is relatively basic, with TerraMaster aiming to keep the retail price down while still offering enough performance for today's on-set video workflows.

TerraMaster’s TD2 Thunderbolt 3 DAS can house two 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch SATA storage devices operating in single disk, JBOD, RAID 0, or RAID 1 mode (selectable using a hardware knob on the back). At present, the device supports up to two 16 TB hard drives, offering a current maximum capacity of 32 TB. As for performance, TerraMaster says that the DAS can support up to 760 MB/s read speeds when two SSDs are used. To ensure that the drives installed in the DAS do not overheat, the product also has its own cooling system.

The TD2 Thunderbolt 3 DAS has two Thunderbolt 3 connectors to daisy chain the device with another TB3 appliances, as a DisplayPort to easily connect a 4K monitor without using an additional port and/or cable. Meanwhile, it's worth noting that the DAS does not to support power delivery back to the host.

TerraMaster’s TD2 Thunderbolt 3 DAS is now available directly from the company as a barebones device for $249.

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Source: TerraMaster

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  • PeachNCream - Friday, January 24, 2020 - link

    The article states, "To ensure that the drives installed in the DAS do not overheat, the product also has its own cooling system." That line is buried pretty deep in the article, but I think your need would be met if active cooling is the only thing you feel this DAS box is missing. Reply

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