Test System Setup
Our Consumer NAS test system is similar to what you may have set up at home. Here we have the base of a GIGABYTE Z97X UD7 TH housing an Intel Core i7 4770 with 16GB of Patriot Viper DDR3. Our Operating System of choice is Windows 8.1 x64 Enterprise with all available updates and patches installed on a SanDisk Extreme Pro 960GB SSD.
The Asustor finder application is the control center. Upon initial startup we have an uninitialized NAS with a Celeron J1900 and 2GB of memory.
We have two options for setting up the Asustor AS5102T. The first option is the one-click setup that allows the NAS to choose all of the options for you, and the second option is a custom setup.
After choosing our options and putting in some information, the NAS proceeded to setup. This part of the process took the longest, and we waited here for a good 30 to 40 minutes.
Upon logging into the NAS, we have a full complement of options to go through. The options here include everything from the standard storage manager and app center to new items like activity monitor, and backup and restore.
The backup and restore menu intrigued me, as I haven't had my hands on an Asustor appliance in quite some time. Accordingly, I ventured over to see what, if anything, has changed. From the top down, we have quite a few options here, including remote sync, FTP back, and external backup. In addition to those features, you can use one touch backup, or trust your data to the cloud with Amazon S3.
Another surprise for me was the intense amount of USB device support. As you can see, we have everything from disks to printer and even optical drives within this menu.
The file explorer is a given, but it can be a godsend when your network is on the fritz.
Of course, no NAS appliance is complete without a full complement of network service support. The 5102T includes SAMBA, AFP, NFS, FTP, and Web Server, to name a few.
Above, we have the storage manager with full iSCSI support.
Yet another unique feature of the Asustor platform is Dr. Asustor, which will diagnose any issues the NAS is having.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Asustor AS5102T]
- Page 3 [Test System Setup and Management]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks - Single Client Throughput]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - Sequential Workloads]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - SMB Workloads]
- Page 7 [Final Thoughts]
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- AMD teases 8K graphics workload on Radeon RX Vega
- AMD launches dual-GPU Radeon Pro Duo with 32GB of GDDR5
- Dawn of War III PC Steam deals are up to 25% off
- Colorful announces iGame GTX 1080 Ti Vulcan X OC
- What Zelda: Breath of the Wild would look like on NES
- AORUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11G Review
- Intel Optane Memory 32GB M.2 NVMe SSD Review
- ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 K6 USB 3.1/TB Issues
- HyperX Pulsefire FPS Gaming Mouse Review
- Hidrate Spark 2.0 Bluetooth Smart Bottle Review
- SAPPHIRE introduces new PULSE graphics card family
- HyperX Cloud Revolver S gaming headset now shipping
- SK Hynix introduces industry's fastest 8Gb graphics DRAM (GDDR6)
- Samsung and Amazon Video deliver next generation HDR video experience with updated open standard HDR10+
- AmpliFi HD Mesh Wi-Fi Available at Best Buy, GameStop and Sam's Club