As more and more businesses found the need for networking, they also found the need to reliably share files. During that time, network attached storage was banished to a network closet or a server room and except for a few extreme users was mostly used for business. However, like a lot of technology it eventually filters down from the business environment into the hands of the home user. Not many home users want an industrial piece of equipment sitting out in their homes. Over the last few years, manufacturers have found ways to make Network Attached Storage Devices (NAS Or NASD) more compact, stylish, and add features that appeal to home users. The Asustor AS32204T NAS is a 4-bay device that offers a stylish look while providing shared storage services, network storage services as well as providing a platform for a home media server.
Review Sample Provided By: Asustor
Product Name and Website: Asustor AS3204T Network Attached Storage Device
Product was given in exchange for work to produce review.
The Asustor AS3204T packaging includes a wealth of information about the product. The actual product is featured on the front of the box as well as extra information about the NAS capabilities and hardware specifications. The side of the box gives a very brief overview of what the NAS does for those that do not know and gives some information on the media center capabilities of the AS3204T.
|CPU||Intel Celeron 1.6GHz Quad Core (burst up to 2.24 GHz) Processorl|
|Memory||2GB DDR3L (not expandable)|
|Hard Drive||3.5″ SATA II/III x 4|
|Expansion||USB 3.0 x3|
|Network||Gigabit Ethernet x1|
|Output||HDMI 1.4b x1|
|System Fan||120mm x1|
|Input Voltage||100v to 240v AC|
|Power Consumption||27W (Operation)
11.4W (Disk Hibernation)
0.79W (Sleep Mode)
|Noise Level||19.7 dB (HDD idle)|
|Operation Temperature||0°C – 40°C (32°F – 104°F)|
|Humidity||5% to 95% RH|
|Size||165(H) x 164(W) x 218(D) mm|
|Weight||1.6 kg / 3.53 lb|