The UI may be a rather basic grid of icons compared to Synologys faux-desktop in DiskStation Manager DSM, but it has just as much functionality. Asustor supports the usual arrays of JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6 and RAID 10 but the company still doesnt have a dynamically expandable standard like Synology Hybrid Raid SHR, Netgears X-RAID or Drobos Beyond RAID. This is helped by a comprehensive app store including support for iTunes Server, Dropbox and Google Drive, amongst many others and iOS and Android apps for remote file access. There is also a large 120mm fan which does a great job of keeping the AS-604T quiet. Youll find 2x Gigabit LAN, 2x eSATA , 4x USB 2.
SEE ALSO: Best Powerline AdaptersOn the upside if/when you buy another Asustor NAS in future you can simply plug your drives into the new model and they will work a nifty feature the company dubs system migration.3a. The build quality also lives up to this no-messing image. The NAS uses a snappy Intel Atom 2.
0 port. Meanwhile the back of the 604T could be a mini PC given the sheer number of ports. Much like parent company Asus’ routers, the NAS are invariably black with sharp angles and aggressive styling. Furthermore Asustors ADM software platform is nothing if not comprehensive.
Look inside and Asustor has also done a good job. With functionality and ports galore this could be the best NAS to date from Asus storage spin-off. Where there is a concern, however, are the RAID arrays.
They communicate a message of we mean business.13 GHz Dual-Core Processor and 1GB of DDR3 RAM which, interestingly, is expandable to 3GB.0 port and HDMI 1. Like Asustors existing NAS, the 604T has a metal chassis and slide out drive bays, though the effect is slightly diminished by the 604Ts plastic front facia.
0, another USB 3. This means all disks must be upgraded with matching capacities before the volume will expand, rather than taking advantage of larger drives as they are added.Asustor AS-604T Design & FeaturesAsustor hasnt been in the NAS business that long, but its range already has a familiar design identity. SEE ALSO: Best RoutersThat said it is a facia which is packed with features.
There is a two line LCD a feature being dropped by many cost cutting rivals with four button navigation, drive activity lights for each bay again a fading feature from rivals and a USB 3.The AS-604T is a four-bay, consumer and business friendly NAS which has our current favourite, the Synology DS414, firmly in its sights. Thank you for reading.