Summary: The Asustor AS-604T is the flagship 4-bay NAS drive from newcomer Asustor, a spin-off from the Asustek brand. Here's our Asustor AS-604T review, revised with new benchmark results 17 MARCH 2014.
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. As Albert Einstein said, " Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
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, Active Company and Community support
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
Excerpt: Our introduction to Asustor came at CES 2013 when the new NAS builder displayed their wares with parent company ASUS. Building a competitive NAS brand would have been difficult for ASUS, as GIGABYTE can attest, so ASUS brought in a number of experienced personnel from competing makers.
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 throughout.
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 Drive, USB One-Touch, RSync, FTP, Display on unit lets you see network settings, customized messages, weather and more, Excellent power management through standby, So many optoins...
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. They are almost in a league of their own, but now there's a new kid on the block.
Excerpt: The Asustor AS-604T is a four-bay network-attached storage enclosure that provides up to 16GBs of storage space, data protection and many connection ports, as well as a wonderfully easy user interface. You can even download third-party apps to provide extra functions specific to your business. Installing hard disks in the AS-604T is a simple affair.
Summary: The Asustor AS-604T is the flagship 4-bay NAS drive from newcomer Asustor, a spin-off from the Asustek brand. Here's our Asustor AS-604T review, revised with new benchmark results 17 MARCH 2014