Storage Devices

ASUSTOR AS1002T v2 NAS: Redefining Home Storage

Be smart and back that stuff up

Article Index: >>    

Recently I had an opportunity to take a look at one of the most affordable entry-level NAS devices available on the market, AS1002T by Asustor. I liked this device so much that I have given it a “Must Have” award based on the price and performance. Just like every storage manufacturer out there Asustor discontinues and updates its lineup of NAS devices. Their latest update to the Entry Level NAS devices is AS1002T v2. AS1002T v2 is an updated version of AS1002T which includes a faster Dual-Core ARMADA-385 processor that is clocked at 1.6GHz vs 1.0 GHz in its previous generation. Still offering the same features of Asustor Data Master OS AS1002T v2 continues to bring NAS services at affordable price. I got AS1002T v2 in my test environment so let’s see how it compares to the previous AS1002T NAS.

Review Sample Provided by: ASUSTOR
Product Name: AS1002Tv2
Price at time of review: $ 149.99 USD MSRP
Product was given in exchange for work done to produce this review.

Packaging

From a packaging perspective, AS1002T v2 is identical to AS1002T. The only real difference I saw is the name on the shipping box. Asustor always displays as much of information as possible on the packaging. This is one of the things I always liked about Asustor. With a quick glance, customer gets a 5 second introduction about the unit inside of the packaging.

To carry the ASUSTOR NAS AS1002T v2 comes with a plastic handle. To get acquainted with the NAS and ADM Asustor has some QR codes on the inside of the packaging to help you get started.

All of Asustor NAS devices come in a well-packaged plastic foam to protect from any accidental damages. It is also worth to mention that the devices themselves are wrapped in a plastic bag to prevent any accidental scratches. With AS1002T v2 Asustor includes a quick start guide, Manual on a CD, Power Brick, Ethernet Cable to connect your device to the network and a bad of mounting screws for Hard Drive installation.

Hardware Specifications

  • CPU: Marvell ARMADA-385 1.6GHz (Dual-Core) Processor
  • Hardware encryption engine integrated
  • Memory: 512MB DDR3
  • Memory Expandable up to: not expandable
  • HDD: 2 x SATA3 6Gb/s; 3.5″ HDD Compatibility
  • Maximum Internal Raw Capacity: 24 TB  (12 TB HDD X 2, Capacity may vary by RAID types)
  • Maximum Drive Bays with Expansion Unit: 10
  • Maximum Raw Capacity with Expansion Units: 120 TB  (12 TB HDD X 10, Capacity may vary by RAID types)
  • Maximum Single Volume Size: 16TB
  • Expansion: USB 3.0 x 2
  • Network: Gigabit Ethernet x 1
  • Output: N/A
  • System Fan: 70mm x 1
  • Power Supply Unit / Adapter: 65W x1
  • Input Power Voltage: 100V to 240V AC
  • Certification: FCC, CE, VCCI, BSMI, C-TICK

Operation

  • Power Consumption: 14.1W (Operation);
    6.9W (Disk Hibernation); ²
  • Noise Level: 18.6dB (HDD idle)
  • Operation Temperature: 0°C~40°C (32°F~104°F)
  • Humidity: 5% to 95% RH

ASUSTOR Highlight

  • System Migration
  • EZ Connect
  • Dr.ASUSTOR
  • 2-way Backup
  • Task Monitor

Eco-Friendly Design

  • Auto-Standby for Both Internal and External Disks
  • Auto Fan Control
  • LED Night Mode
  • Power Schedule: On, Off, Restart.

Size and Weight

 

Software & Features

Operating System

  • ADM 3.1 Onwards
  • Supports Online Firmware Updates

Supported OS

  • Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, Server 2003, Server 2008, Server 2012
  • Mac OS X 10.6 Onwards
  • UNIX, Linux, and BSD
  

Supported Languages

  • Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Nederlands,Русский, 日本語, 한글, 简体中文, 繁體中文, Česká,Polski, Svenska, Dansk, Norsk, Suomi, Português,Türkçe, Español, Magyar

Supported Browsers

  • Internet Explorer 11 Onwards
  • FireFox
  • Chrome
  • Safari
  • Microsoft Edge

Network Protocols

  • CIFS / SMB, SMB 2.0 / 3.0, AFP, NFS, FTP (Unicode Supported), TFTP, WebDAV, Rsync, SSH, SFTP, iSCSI/IP-SAN, HTTP, HTTPS, Proxy, SNMP, Syslog

File System

  • Internal Disk: EXT4
  • External Disk: FAT32, NTFS, EXT3, EXT4, HFS+, exFAT

Storage Management

  • Volume Type: Single disk, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1
  • Support for Online RAID Level Migration

iSCSI Read/Write (5GB file, 1GbE x 1)/IP-SAN

  • Maximum Targets: 64
  • Maximum LUNs: 64
  • Maximum Snapshot Versions of a Single LUN: 256
  • Target Masking
  • LUN Mapping
  • ISO File Mounting
  • Supports MPIO
  • Persistent (SCSI-3) Reservations

Customized Sign In Page

  • 2 Different Template Choices
  • Customizable Title, Image and Background
  • Image Import Function

Disk Management

  • Scheduled Bad Block Scans
  • Scheduled S.M.A.R.T Scans

Energy Control

  • Configurable Disk Hibernation Wait Time

Network

  • TCP/IP (IPv4 & IPv6)
  • Link Aggregation: 0
  • Jumbo Frame (MTU)
  • VLAN
  • EZ Connect
  • Wireless Network³
  • DDNS and EZ-RouterCompatibility
  • Supports Wake-on-LAN (WOL)

Backup Solutions

  • Rsync (Remote Sync) Backup
  • Cloud Backup
  • FTP Backup
  • External Backup

System Administration

  • Log Type: System Log, Connection Log, File Access Log
  • Real-time Online User Monitor
  • Real-time System Monitor
  • User Quota
  • Virtual Drive (ISO Mounting, Maximum 16)
  • UPS SupportCompatibility

Network Recycle Bin

  • Share folder-based
  • Maintains original directory structure and file permission
  • One-click restore
  • Supports scheduled emptying
  • Filtering rules
    1. File size
    2. File extension

Access Control

  • Maximum Number of Users: 1024
  • Maximum Number of Groups: 256
  • Maximum Number of Shared Folders: 256
  • Maximum Number of Concurrent Connections: 128
  • Supports Windows Active Directory
  • Supports Windows Active Directory / LDAP

ACL

  • Provides both Windows ACL and Linux ACL permission configuration methods
  • Can enable Windows ACL for specific shared folders
  • Comprehensive support for Windows’ 13 types of advanced permission settings
  • Can view Windows ACL permission settings from within ADM
  • Supports local users and groups
  • Exclusive permission reset function allows users to quickly restore default permissions

Security

  • AES 256-Bit Encryption
  • Firewall: Prevent Unauthorized Access
  • Alert Notifications: E-mail, SMS
  • Encrypted Connections: HTTPS, FTP over SSL/TLS, SSH, SFTP, Rsync over SSH
  • Built-in Hardware Encryption Engine: AS70/64/63//62/61/31/32/10 Series
  • RAID Scrubbing: detects the integrity and consistency of RAID 5 and RAID 6 drive data.

Network Defender

  • Auto blacklist
  • Trusted list
  • Black/Whitelist
    • Supports IP/IP range/geolocation

External Device Compatibility

  • Supports USB External Storage Devices
  • USB Wi-Fi Dongle Support
  • Bluetooth Dongle/Speaker Support
  • USB Printer Support
  • USB DAC Support
  • CD ROM Drive/DVD ROM Drive/Blu-Ray ROM

Featured Apps

Download Center

  • Supports BT(Torrent & Magnet Link), HTTP and FTP Downloads
  • Torrent Search
  • Choose Files Before a BT Task Starts
  • Customizable Download Schedule
  • Bandwidth Control
  • RSS Subscription and Automatic Downloading (Broadcatching)
  • ASUSTOR Download Assistant for Windows & Mac
  • AiDownload for iOS & Android with Push Notification
  • Smart Download Function

DataSync for Microsoft OneDrive

  • Each ADM account is able to individually log into a OneDrive account
  • Supports file filter and bandwidth limitation
  • Supported backup methods:
    • Sync
    • Directly upload files to OneDrive from NAS
    • Directly download files from OneDrive to NAS

File Explorer

  • Web-based File Management
  • ISO File Mounting
  • Share Links
  • Task Monitor
  • Browse Files on Local PC
  • Thumbnail Previews
  • Data Access via External Optical Drive
  • Supports video playback¹⁰

FTP Explorer

  • Directory Structure View with Drag & Drop Transfers
  • Task Monitor
  • Stopping of Transmission Task & Resumption of Connection
  • Encrypted Connections: Explicit over TLS, Implicit over TLS
  • FTP Site Manager
  • Bandwidth Control
  • Maximum Simultaneous Transfer Control

Google Drive

  • Each ADM Account is Able to Individually Log into One Google Account
  • Supported Backup Methods:
    • Sync
    • Directly Upload Files to Google Drive from NAS
    • Directly Download Files from Google Drive to NAS

HiDrive

  • Support OneDrive and OneDrive Business
  • Each ADM Account is Able to Individually Log into One HiDrive Account
  • Supported Backup Methods:
    • Directly Upload Files to HiDrive from NAS
    • Directly Download Files from HiDrive to NAS
  • Supported Protocols:
    • Rsync
    • FTP
    • FTPS
    • SFTP
    • Rsync + SSH

hubiC

  • Each ADM Account is Able to Individually Log into One hubiC Account
  • Supported Backup Methods:
    • Sync
    • Directly Upload Files to hubiC from NAS
    • Directly Download Files from hubiC to NAS

Yandex

  • Each ADM Account is Able to Individually Log into One Yandex Account
  • Supported Backup Methods:
    • Sync
    • Directly Upload Files to Yandex from NAS
    • Directly Download Files from Yandex to NAS

LooksGood Transcoding Capabilities

    • Built-in three main video library categories (Movies, TV Shows, Home Movies) and smart video sorting management
    • Efficient Global Search function allows for searches by keywords followed by the execution of more detailed searches according to the Movies, TV Shows, Home Movies categories and parameters such as actors, director, year, genre, writer, and title
    • Attractive poster wall and thumbnail display
    • Automatic production of video poster thumbnails
    • Centralized management and ability to configure the order of favorites and playlist history
    • The system administrator can configure video library and editing permissions according to user
    • Can configure access permissions to share with
      friends and family
    • Multimedia conversion function
    • Self-defined smart folder for video conversions
    • Supports digital TV recordings via digital TV dongles
    • Easy streaming with Chromecast and DLNA
    • Support to watch videos in Apple TV via AiVideos tvOS version
Supported browsersWindows Edge / Chrome / Firefox, Mac Safari
Supported video formats3GP, 3G2, ASF, WMV, AVI, FLV, F4V, MKV, WEBM, MOV, MPG, MPEG, M1V, DAT, TS, M2T, M2TS, MTS, MP4, M4V, OGG, OGV, RM, VOB, WMA, MKA, M4A, RA, RAM
Supported video codecH.264 (AVC)
Supported external subtitle formatssrt, ass, ssa, vtt
Supported photo formatsjpg, jpeg, bmp, png, gif, tif
Supported TV stick TV standardsDVB-T, DTMB
Series supporting hardware transcodingAS2TE/3/31/32/50/51/61/62/63/64/70

iTunes Server

  • For iTunes on Mac & Windows
  • Supports AirPlay
  • Supports iOS Remote Pairing
  • Supported Audio Formats: AIF⁵, M4A (AAC & Apple Lossless), M4P, M4R, MP3, WAV⁵
  • Supported Video Formats: M4V, MOV, MP4
  • Supported Playlist Formats: M3U, WPL

Mail Server

  • Each ADM Account can Become an Independent Email Account
  • Email Activity Monitor (Over 1 Week, 1/3/6 Months)
  • Provides SMTP, IMAP and POP3 Mail Protocols
  • Supports SMTP Relay and Verification
  • SMTP-SSL Secure Connections
  • Spam Filter and Black List Settings
  • Email Alias Creation and Mapping
  • Monitoring of Mail Queue
  • Mail Service Activity Log
  • Exclusive Email Backup Mechanism
  • Auto-Forwarding and Auto-Response Protocols

Note:
¹ Hard disks not included.
² Test HDD: WD Red 3 TB HDD
³ USB Wi-Fi dongle not included.
⁴ You must first enable real-time transcoding for these files in order to play them.
⁵ Metadata (e.g. title) may not be able to displayed in iTunes.
¹⁰ Video playback is not supported in Chrome.

Article Index: >>    

Alex Lusakhpuryan

Alex has been part of the media scene for about 10 years now. He has formed and operated a nonprofit review company "UMLan" and after its recent closure has joined Modders-Inc. An Sr IT Systems Engineer by day and media reviewer by night, Alex brings his expertise in networking and storage aspect of the technology as well as in overall knowledge of latest technologies.

Got something to say, then say it!

Close