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: Received it the other day and put some 1TB HDDs in from another machine to check it out. Built like a tank, and has a great UI. Time will tell if it's reliable, but it's looking good so far. Took a while to get RAID 1 Initialized on the disks, but it's up and running. It's quite quiet, and has a nice small form factor. Performance is good, with streaming working well to my Nexus 7 (2013 model) and Chromecast with Plex. Would recommend so far.
Summary: I bought this with 6TB storage. The ASUS had the advantage over other products due to its HDMI port that allowed direct video play to my TV. Unfortunately, this is the part that's unreliable. As a NAS it works well and streams to devices over WiFi - 2 IPads can watch 720p videos without buffering. The faulty HDMI output does it for me. Beware of this - it started OK but then didn't work. A system reboot had it working again but now it doesn't work at all.
Excerpt: fremragende og lynhurtig nas server. Jeg har parret den med en WD velociraptor 500 Gb harddisk. Der er ikke noget der hedder lange svartider, den reagerer promte og altid. Fremragende til prisen, da man skal op i en noget dyrere nas, hvis man skal have en anden med de samme specifikationer. Eneste minus er boxee, som ikke rigtigt fungerer. efter noget tid går den død og så er der ikke andet at gøre end at genstarte routeren.