You’ll love how easy the TerraMaster D2-310 is to use
On the front, we have two drive bays, a power button and status light LED indicators. Both sides are clear and the top of the D2-310 houses a handle that cannot be removed. I’ve tried tugging and pulling at this handle and it’s fairly secure, allowing you to take this enclosure with you on trips.
Attractive design meets speedy transfer speeds and solid reliability.
Where this D2-310 storage expansion unit shines is the ability to install up to two 12TB drives to bump the available local storage capacity by 24TB, depending on the RAID configuration you choose. Because TerraMaster uses the Thunderbolt interface, the read and write speeds are fairly high, even when using slower mechanical drives.
The unit itself can be powered by Thunderbolt alone, but the DC input is there if you need additional power for charging laptops and other accessories. Ideally, you’ll want to install solid-state hybrid drives (SSHD) in such a unit, taking advantage of slower but better pricing for larger capacities. I managed to score around 375MB/s when testing out transfers to and from the unit, using a Seagate SSHD.
What you may dislike this about the TerraMaster D2-310
Another slight niggle with the D2-310 includes the lack of a user manual with the drive enclosure. Instead, TerraMaster tasks you with visiting its website to access the universal support page that lets you choose your product to unlock access to relevant support material, including a user manual. That’s great for supplying up-to-date information, but having a copy included in the packaging would have been nice.
Should you buy the TerraMaster D2-310?
There are but a few minor gripes with the drive enclosure. The handle could be improved to lock away when you don’t need it and it would have been good for TerraMaster to include a user manual copy with the unit itself. Overall, for the price, this is an excellent choice.
Great for expanding PC storage capacity
TerraMaster makes some rather good NAS solutions, but the company’s similarly designed drive enclosures are excellent options for upgrading your PC with some additional storage capacity. The fact you can daisy chain these units make them even more appealing.
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