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ASUSTOR AS6208T Eight-Bay SMB NAS Review

ASUSTOR AS6208T Eight-Bay SMB NAS Review
We take on the eight-bay behemoth, the ASUSTOR AS6208T SMB NAS. Should it be on your shortlist? Let's see.
By: Tyler Bernath | SOHO NAS/DAS in Storage | Posted: Aug 23, 2016 5:21 pm
TweakTown Rating: 87%Manufacturer: ASUSTOR

Introduction

 

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It has been quite some time since I fired up an eight-bay appliance for testing, but today, I have the ASUSTOR AS6208T in the lab ready to go.

 

 

The 62xx series offers a good number of features starting with the Intel Braswell platform, and AES-NI hardware encryption, which enables you to secure your data without losing performance, making sure that even if your drives are stolen, your data is safe. At the heart of enabling a feature-rich environment is ADM. This OS, as we will call it, carries complete iSCSI Snapshot and NFS support that is VMWare, Citrix, and Hyper-V ready.

 

In addition to the virtual machine support, this appliance is ready to roll as your very own surveillance system with support for thousands of IP cameras. On the flip side, this machine can handle all of your media needs with Kodi and 4K support. We have support for RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10 is available along with the JBOD or single disk options, while ASUSTOR is unveiling new tray locks with this model that guarantee to keep drives in place during operation.

 

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Diving into specifications of this appliance, we start with the CPU that is listed as an Intel Celeron quad-core part operating at 1.6GHz with a boost frequency of 2.24GHz. This is paired with 4GB of DDR3 that is upgradeable to 8GB. Internal capacity is reached with eight 8TB drives for a total of 64TB while supporting USB 3.0 and eSATA expansion. On the connectivity side, this appliance houses four gigabit Ethernet ports next to a HDMI 1.4b port for 4K30 support.

 

The MSRP of the ASUSTOR AS6208T comes in at $899.99 with a three-year warranty.

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