Summary: The Asustor account is really not that bad, apps are cool and some are even useful. I just prefer not to have my NAS out on the web. It is my data and I don't want cloud storage or a security hole.
Pros: Fast file transfers, very fast internal & fast over gigabit network. GUI is really nice compared to most I have worked with. Mainly just using basic backup storage and DLNA media server. Had one drive fail with bad blocks (yes it monitors that) and the hot swap was painless. Rebuilt automatically and was done with 1/2TB in a few hours. Scheduled external backup to 3.0 USB HD every week. I feel my data is fairly secure. Not waiting like I did with my old NAS.
Cons: Have not had time to try many other features, but that is not why I got this unit. Had to create Asustor account to get Apps and update ADM. I would rather not have another account to manage. Can't we just register by serial number and get update access? At least it remembers.. I don't.
Summary: This little NAS has exceeded all my expectations. I highly recommend this NAS over most of the competition. Setup was a breeze and it has solved all my problems connecting various systems to my data.
Summary: I love this device !!! For many years I have had a Windows Home Server and it was getting long in the tooth (Windows Home Server was discontinued from MS). This NAS device is not only a nice NAS, but it also has Linux under the covers and can run many Linux Apps.
Pros: Price was good.
Cons: Be aware that when you first set it up, the drives have to format so wait to copy data until that is finished (~12 hours).
Summary: Asustor is working hard to catch up the Synology and they are doing a great job of it. The Synology units don't have a HDMI port so that you have to rely on the network cable to deliver your movies. That just puts another layer between your storage and your TV. I wanted to cut out that middle layer technology and go straight to the TV. My Asustor unit is working great.
Pros: Did not realize that during initial NAS setup the RAID synchronization can take hours to complete. And that explained the slowness during file copying. After the RAID sync was done all was well. I encountered another problem with a UPS and ASUSTOR engineers were quick to help and fix the problem. So far I highly recommend the AS-302T.
Summary: I have come from a wd livebook, which has served well providing me with FTP and media play back to my lg blu ray player. As i need more storage went with a dlink DNS 327l which on the front end worked, but had issues with the FTP that went back, then i noticed this range, and was going it hit the button on the basic model, however i noticed xbmc and plex, Hdmi and optional remote control as well that signed the deal.
Summary: Andrew has written a very detailed review. I bought this after trying a Netgear ReadyNAS which I returned. I was going to wait for the 14 range from Synology. Then I spotted Asustor. They are part of the renowned Asus company, just think of Zenbook, Transformer, Nexus etc. Unfortunately, Synology announced the 14 range in the spring but have yet to release it. Plus they failed to move to Intel and offer HDMI on anything but the most expensive units.
I love it. Intel performance without the price tag
Andrew "impulsive gadget buyer", Amazon
5 September 2013
Summary: We would like to thank ASUSTOR who kindly provided this unit for review. ASUSTOR are a relative newcomer to the nas market releasing their 6 series not too long ago. We took a look at the AS-602T back in March and found it to be a highly refined and powerful nas solution. Since then ASUSTOR have gone form strength to strength. One of my previous criticisms was the lack of mobile apps. This has now been addressed and their recent aiData app fills in a lot of gaps.