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: 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.