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ASUSTOR AS3204T Four-Bay Consumer NAS Review

By: Tyler Bernath | SOHO NAS/DAS in Storage | Posted: May 31, 2016 4:15 pm
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: ASUSTOR

Tyler's NAS Test System Specifications

 

 

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To set up ADM on the 3204T, we start with the Control Center app from ASUSTOR. Here it searches the network for NAS units.

 

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Moving on, we hit the setup wizard that will guide you through the process of installing the firmware and setting up the disks and any services you want to use.

 

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In this setup routine, you have a choice of what type of array you would like to run; the AS3204T supports JBOD along with RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10.

 

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The desktop area in ADM is rather clean and organized with all icons in the center of the screen.

 

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Starting with Access Control, we have the ability to setup users and groups along with shared folders and even assign privileges on an application level.

 

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Activity monitor is just that, monitors the CPU, Disk and Memory usage of the NAS.

 

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App Central is the library of programs that can run on the 3204T. Of course, Plex is one of the most downloaded solutions, along with download center and uTorrent.

 

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Backup and restore is everything you need to maintain archived backups of your NAS locally or on the cloud.

 

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Above, we have a list of file services that come embedded with ADM.

 

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Lastly, we have storage manager that gives you access to configuring your volumes along with iSCSI features.

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