Summary: This is my second asustor device.The AS-602T can easily perform several functions simultaneously due high speed CPU and upgradable RAM. I'm using it for our small business as a central file storage sever, VPN and version control server and network backup solution for our team. In my opinion, the AS-602T should meet the expectations of demanding advanced home users and network administrators of small businesses seeking a powerful NAS with a large feature set.
Pros: - very fast and quiet - two 1Gb network ports - 2.16GHz x86 CPU brings business class speed and stability - RAM can be upgraded from 1GB to 3GB (just $20-$25) - great easy to use user interface - tons of useful applications for business and entertainment - great support
Excerpt: If you're not familiar with setting up a NAS, this seems to have a learning curve to overcome. I'm still learning, but it is coming along nicely. It does not seem as easy as some people describe with "just plug it in, install the apps, and you're ready to go!". I'm still in the process of getting all apps to work correctly. The VPN service (service, not host) works sporadically and I have yet to get the system to go into standby on its own.
Summary: Asustor is a subsidiary of Asus who, based on my experience over a couple of decades with great motherboards, was an easy choice for a NAS after reviewing all of the competitive offerings. This NAS gives great read/write performance from a 2.13G dual core Intel Atom processor for a price much lower than competitors such as Synology DS713+ and has more features, particularly for home networks and media applications. Installation and setup was easy.
Pros: High performance, Well designed easy to use user interface, Great media server with HDMI out, Reliable performance so far
Summary: There were no mounting screws in the package as indicated on the box. I cannot even install the hard drives. This is my first impression of the item and if they can not even get the screws in the box I wonder what else wont work. The screws and vey small beveled flat heads and I cannot find any in the local computer stores.
Summary: GREAT NAS, have been running it for about a year now. Easy to configure, update, swap out fail drives. I am running 6 3TB Western Digital RE drives. Have not used many of the apps as its mainly just for archival storage.
Summary: This is the WORST NAS system out there. Backup software is a joke, system fails to log you in at any given time and NAS constantly loses connection where I need to reboot the system in order to get to my files. Save your money, stay away for this product!!!!!
Summary: A great NAS from a great company. Plenty of horsepower, loads of features and tons of apps. I filled my AS-606T with (6) 4TB Seagate NAS HDDs, transferred by video library and use it as a streaming media server. I also store my music library and photography on it. Very happy with it. Should have done this a long time ago.
Updated 9/1/14, still working great, RAID rebuild times included...(merged review)
H. C. "H. C.", Amazon
28 July 2013
Summary: Update 8/30/14 and 9/1/14 below ========================= I purchased this NAS directly from amazon and it came delivered in an over pack padded all around the actual NAS box. All screws and accessories came as expected. I wanted to do plex and xbmc off of the NAS so I purchased the 2gb sodimm listed as compatible by asustor on their website. Installation was extremely easy. The HDDs slid right in and once powered on the NAS started to initialize.
Summary: I have a QNAP TS-659 and overall I am very satisfied with it. I am now searching for a NAS which features with media player function, and this one seems promising. I tried their live demo and kinda like the idea of its design so I am serious considering to get one and serve as the main server.
Summary: One of the best NAS boxes I've ever had. Easy setup default settings will get a personal user up and running in no time. Busness users will find lots of useful configurations.Joined domain and configured users in fifteen minutes.Backup in another five. Fast.Will buy another.