The Terramaster F2-223 brings home media streaming and backup at an affordable price.


Terramaster contacted us and asked if we were interested in checking out their latest 2-bay NAS device, the F2-223. I’ve experimented a bit with these devices, I have a QNAP TS-253Be, and now a Synology DS720+ but for me, I’ve only used them for local and cloud backups and my home theater using a combination of Emby. Got the solution to run. Plex

All of the above NAS devices I own are media class, meaning they fully support installing Emby or Plex on them and streaming them over the network, with the exception of a few other things that Docker containers do. Installed by, or able to follow clearly. tutorial, this is the extent of my expertise in the realm of network attached storage devices; I’m still learning.

Here are the most important specifications:

Terra Master F2-223
CPU Intel Celeron N4505 (Dual Core 2.0 GHz, Max burst up to 2.9 GHz)
memory 4 GB, max 32 GB (16 GB x 2)
Disk capacity 40 TB (20TB x2)
RAID level RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD, Single, TRAID
Network 2 RJ-45 2.5 GbE (10/100/1000/2.5 GbE)
USB ports 2 x 3.1
Size (H/W/D) 227 x 119 x 133 mm
The weight 2.4 kg
Price $299.99

As you can see it has a media-class Intel Celeron N4505 processor that came out in 2021 and it ships with 4 GB of RAM which is double the amount included in QNAP’s five-year-old TS-253Be.

First impression

Terramaster f2-223 NAS

The packaging is nothing to write home about, although I’m happy to say that it didn’t come in a ridiculously large box, and minimal packaging material was used. Everything you need to get started yourself is included (except the cross cable).

Inside the box

  • F2-223 TNAS device
  • Power adapter
  • LAN cable (CAT 6)
  • Quick guide
  • Limited Warranty Notice
  • Screws (for HDD bays)
  • Stickers
  • Rubber barriers

Terramaster f2-223 NAS


Although it’s a budget device, you wouldn’t think so from the design and build quality, the case is all-metal and cool to the touch even after running the F2-223 all day. It’s also significantly quieter than the QNAP TS-253Be. I sat it next to my computer at my work desk and I wondered if the noise I’m used to with NAS devices would bother me, but all I could hear was a faint hum.

Terramaster f2-223 NAS

On the front, you have your two bays and power buttons along with LED indicators for HDDs, LAN and power. A USB port on the front would have been nice, but alas, no such joy here.

Terramaster f2-223 NAS

On the back, you have your two 2.5 GbE Ethernet ports, an HDMI port and a connector for the barrel port power source. There’s no Kensington lock, which is a shame for a data storage device.

Terramaster f2-223 NAS

At the bottom, there are plenty of holes to help with ventilation, and on check there are no screws under the rubber feet. So, from the looks of it, there is also no obvious way to go in to expand the memory, which is supported according to the documentation. Nowhere does it say how you can get by adding or replacing memory modules.

After looking around a bit, I discovered that there are four screws on the back of the Philips, which seem to hold the fan in place and can be removed. Once you’ve carefully disconnected the fan from the mainboard, you can slide it off. device from its metal case.

An additional memory module can easily be installed under the main board, making it relatively easy to replace the already included 4 GB module, although there is limited space to do so. Next to the memory module, the CMOS battery is also relatively easy to access, which means further draining can be avoided.

You may also notice that it’s possible to add an M2 SSD for drive caching, this SSD caching is supported and accounted for in TOS 5.1, but I wouldn’t know if I hadn’t disassembled the F2-223. It is possible to add one. NVMe, since it is not covered in any documentation.

It’s nice that some thought has gone into the expandability of the F2-223, it only requires four screws and you can really add something to it.

Terramaster f2-223 NAS


When connected to the LAN and booted up, the F2-223 can be reached by going to http://tnas.local or if that doesn’t work, using the local address assigned by DHCP using can find TNAS PC desktop applicationWhich is basically the F2-223 finder.


The setup process is pretty straightforward which I’ve included below.


Cheap good quality media streaming

Cons of

Lack of hidden SSD port

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