It's certainly no secret that the NAS platform has evolved from the days of Marvell SoCs and a storage-only approach. In the last four or five years, we have seen the introduction of Intel as a preferred partner for these platforms, starting with the Atom and now including the Quad Core Bay Trail platform.
The AS5102T is the latest in a series of NAS appliances from Asustor. For anyone that doesn't know, Asustor emerged a few years back with a mission to produce high-quality NAS appliances that the typical consumer could afford, and after four years and quite a few successful releases, they have made quite a name for themselves.
The AS5102T is the latest two bay prosumer NAS solution from Asustor. Internally, the components are quite similar to what we found in competing products like the TS253 Pro we reviewed back in December. We have an Intel Celeron Quad Core processor at the heart of this platform, with 2GB of DDR3L supporting. The I/O panel consists of three USB 3.0, two USB 2.0 and two eSATA ports with dual Gigabit Ethernet and a HDMI 1.4a compliant video output.
For anyone that has used an Asustor NAS appliance in the past, you know that ADM is the operating system on board these appliances; the version used during testing today is 2.3.3.R362. If you are interested in purchasing a NAS appliance from Asustor, you can view a live demo of their OS here.
Above, we have the full system specifications for the 5102T pulled from the Asustor website. As you can see, the Quad Core Celeron sits at a base frequency of 2GHz, but is allowed to burst up to 2.41GHz if needed. The included 2GB of DDR3L can be upgraded to a full 8GB using two 4GB sticks of matching modules. The 5102T supports both 2.5" and 3.5" hard drives with additional support for some solid state drives. As we mentioned above, the I/O panel of this appliance is packed full with three USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, and two eSATA ports, in addition to dual Gigabit Ethernet and a HDMI 1.4a compliant video output.
PRICING: You can find the Asustor AS5102T for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.
United States: The Asustor AS5102T retails for $408.00 at Amazon.
- 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]
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