Summary: We have been using the ASUSTOR AS-304t for a couple months now and actually struggled to figure out what to include in the review. On the surface the AS-304T is a typical network appliance with hardware data redundancy and a powerful dual core Atom 1.6Ghz processor.
Pros: Powerful Atom 1.6Ghz Processor, Four Drive RAID Support, HDMI Out, Lots of Applications, Linux Based OS, Shell Access, Media Server
Cons: App central installs are not fully automated, No source control apps, yet
Conclusion: The Asustor AS-304T is a 4-bay NAS, and most users are going to use it in a RAID-5 configuration for optimal balance of redundancy and capacity. Hence, we performed all our expansion / rebuild testing as well as power consumption evaluation with the unit configured in RAID-5.
Conclusion: The AS-304T is the very first NAS Server we received by ASUSTOR (more already here) and because of that we didn't really expect much from it especially when it comes to user friendliness and functionality.
Cons: - Limited Support For IP Cameras (Currently), - Can’t Add More DDR3 RAM
Summary: The ASUSTOR AS-304T doesn't break any new ground for performance or features, but it does bring the whole bag of tricks at a lower price point than what we're accustomed to. At roughly $450, the ASUSTOR AS-304T is a low cost solution that brings enterprise features to the consumer class.
Summary: What made the Asustor AS-304T such an attractive product for us was the price tag, at $520 it is one of the cheapest Atom powered NAS devices we have tested. Furthermore there are few high-end 4-bay Atom powered NAS devices that are available for such a competitive price.