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ASUSTOR AS-304T 4-Bay NAS Review - ASUSTOR AS-304T NAS

ASUSTOR AS-304T 4-Bay NAS Review
Our second product review from ASUSTOR is the AS-304T, a consumer NAS for the family or power user use, with an affordable price point.
By: | SOHO NAS/DAS in Storage | Posted: Oct 17, 2013 2:02 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: ASUSTOR

ASUSTOR AS-304T NAS

 

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Here we get our first look at the ASUSTOR AS-304T. There are four drive sleds that are removable. Although it looks like it has one, this unit does not have a display.

 

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It does have a USB 3.0 port on the front of the NAS with a copy button. To use the feature, you plug in your device and press the button, the data is then copied to a special folder on the NAS.

 

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The power button is at the top left corner and lights up when the system is on. A HDD activity LED is just below the power button.

 

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The AS-304T uses SATA drives and the internal connectors are not keyed for SAS drives.

 

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The drive sleds can accept 2.5" and 3.5" hard drives. They also have activity lights provided by a fiber optic like tunnel system.

 

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The NAS has a nice aluminum shell with vents on the side with the internal components.

 

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A large fan keeps the HDDs and system internals cool.

 

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The AS-304T has an internal power supply, so you don't have to fiddle with a power brick.

 

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A second USB 3.0 port is on the back of the NAS, with a headphone port just above it.

 

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The AS-304T only has a single gigabit Ethernet port, and it has two USB 2.0 ports next to it. Above this cluster is the HDMI port.

 

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The other side doesn't have a vent.

 

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The bottom of the NAS has four foam feet that keep the NAS from vibrating your desk.

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