Excerpt: Introduction This year at Computex, we got pulled into the booth of ASUSTOR by one of our contacts that used to work for QNAP, telling us their new products would be worth the time spent. And so we did, ended up devoting quite some tim
Summary: NAS or Network attached storage allows users the freedom to venture into many productive ways to improve their lives whether for lifestyle or business reasons. ASUSTOR are one of the few companies that focuses primarily in this field and with the AS-60T, they are not messing around.
Pros: Can be used as a media centre, Provides Hot Swappable functions, User-Friendly web interface
Conclusion: Being a new name into a particular market segment is not always going to be easy for any vendor, but thankfully Asustor have got the association with Asus, who we all know are one of the biggest names in the motherboard and GPU sectors.
Conclusion: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time.
Pros: Very high transfer speeds, Local HDMI Display capability, Folder-based encryption, High quality construction, 1GB SDRAM is standard, Two USB 3.0 ports (Front & Back), Built-in Firewall & Network Defender, Very quiet operation, Integrated 250W power supply, All the usual support apps available, Ac...
Cons: Commercial backup S/W not bundled, No air filters for HDDs or controller, No locks on drive trays, Drive trays and bays not labeled 1,2,3,4
Summary: The 4-bay NAS market has a few very good products and many very poor quality, low cost units. Sifting through the sand to find treasure can be quite a task when shopping for an entry level NAS.
Summary: I've mentioned a couple of times in this review that the interface is a bit different - and in a good way. While the QNAP has a nice start screen which digresses into a text-heavy interface for the other settings, features, services, activity and more, ASUStor keeps the interface nice and pretty all...
Pros: Lots of connectivity options (USB2.0/USB3.0/eSATA/HDMI), Supports JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6 and Single Disk Volumes, Servers: MySQL, FTP, HTTP, Printer, iTunes, BitTorrent, UPnP Media Server, and more through Plugins, Network Teaming/Trunking provides insane throughput in a NAS, Backup: External Driv...
Summary: We would like to introduce to you a multi-functional 4-bay NAS server designed for small business and home use from ASUSTOR. It is a cost-efficient, full featured network storage solution, which not only protects your data, but also offers a diverse array of apps to enhance productivity.
Asustor AS-604T NAS review: Worthy new competitor for QNAP and Synology?
18 February 2013
Excerpt: There are quite a few players on the NAS market, but it can definitely be said that Synology and QNAP are the two brands to beat. There are many interesting products from other manufacturers as well, but none are as comprehensive and high-end as the NAS devices from those two.