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How to store files to TNAS?

Table of Contents


  • Overview

  • Windows User

  • MAC User

1. Overview

If you want to store the files on your computer to TNAS on the local network, in order to obtain a faster transfer speed, it is recommended to use the following file services, of which SMB service is a more widely used file service.

  • SMB file service; (for Windows users, MAC users and Linux users)

  • AFP file service; (for MAC users)

  • NFS file service; (for Linux users)

If you are a Windows user, the SMB file service is the first recommendation. Before using the SMB file service, please make sure that you have enabled the service in the TOS control panel. To enable the service, go to TOS > Control Panel > Network Service > File Service.

TO use SMB File Service

  1. Open the Windows File Explorer and enter the TNAS IP address in the address bar, for example: \\192.168.0.18; if you have installed the TNAS PC client of TerraMaser, you can also select the device on the client page and click "File";

  2. During the first visit, Windows will ask you to enter the credential information, and then click "OK"; in order to facilitate your next visit, please check "Remember my credential";

  3. If the credential information is correct, you will get a file explorer page.

For a folder that needs to be accessed frequently, you can map the folder to a network drive to increase convenience.

Map Network Drive

To map a network drive

  1. Double-click to open "This Computer" and select "Computer";

  2. Click " Map Network Drive";

  3. Select the drive and folder and click "Finish"; if necessary, please enter your credential information;

  4. Open the Windows file explorer to view the network drive.

You can also use the TNAS PC client to map network drive. TNAS PC is a desktop application. With TNAS PC, you can quickly find and manage your TNAS devices.

  1. Open the TNAS PC client. If it is not installed, please download from the TerraMaster download center;

  2. Select your TNAS device on the client and click "Map Drive"; if necessary, enter your credential information;

  3. Select a drive and enter the path of the shared folder in the folder options. For example: \\192.168.0.10\public, where 192.168.0.10 is the IP address of TNAS, public is the name of the shared folder in the device, and then click "Finish";

  4. Open the Windows file explorer to view the network drive.

3. MAC User

If you are a MAC user, AFP file service and SMB file service are recommended. Before using SMB file service and SMB file service, please make sure you have enabled these services in the TOS control panel. To enable the service, go to TOS> Control Panel> Network Service> File Service.

Use AFP file service and SMB file service

Click "Go" in the menu at the top of the desktop, and then select "Connect to Server";

If you need to use the AFP file service, enter afp://TNAS IP address in the pop-up menu, for example: afp://10.18.8.79; if you want to use the SMB file service, enter smb://TNAS IP address in the pop-up menu, For example: smb://192.168.0.11, click "Connect". If necessary, please enter your personal credential information;

  • Click "Finder" to view the TNAS server you just connected;

  • If you have already installed TerraMaser's TNAS PC client, you can also select the device on the client's page and click "File";

Bookmark your TNAS

In order to facilitate the next visit, you can bookmark the device.

  1. Click "Go" in the menu at the top of the desktop, and then select "Connect to Server";

  2. Enter the server IP address, such as: afp://192.168.0.11, or smb://192.168.0.11;

  3. Click the plus button "+" in the menu;