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ASUSTOR AS-304T 4-Bay NAS Review (Page 2)

By Chris Ramseyer on Oct 17, 2013 09:02 am CDT
Rating: 92%Manufacturer: ASUSTOR

Hardware Specifications and Pricing

Modern NAS servers have moved beyond data storage through a wire network. In order to get the most out of a NAS you need to look at the extra I/O hardware and the mountain of potential software features.


As mentioned in the introduction, the ASUSTOR AS-304T uses an Intel Atom dual-core processor running at 1.6GHz. The unit has 1GB of DDR3 memory that is soldered to the motherboard and not upgradable. The unit holds four hard drives, and you can use either 3.5" or 2.5" drives.

A new feature to hit the NAS market is media center capabilities. ASUSTOR included an HDMI output port and an IR port that can be used with ASUSTOR's remote control. Together with your TV, the ASUSTOR AS-304T takes on a new role as media player and media distribution for the rest of your devices on the network.

The cloud features of the ASUSTOR AS-304T make it so you don't have to rely just on devices on your network. Movies, music, photos and your other files can be accessed from anywhere you have an internet connection.

Google Shopping returned several results when searching for the ASUSTOR AS-304T. At the time of writing, the lowest price we found was $450 and most e-tailers have the AS-304T available for less than $470.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chris Ramseyer

Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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