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Asustor AS7004T-i5 Consumer NAS Review

By: Tyler Bernath | SOHO NAS/DAS in Storage | Posted: May 4, 2018 3:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Asustor

Tyler's Test System Specifications

 

 

 

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When we are testing Diskless NAS platforms, the Toshiba High-Reliability N300 are the drives used.

 

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The dashboard of the Asustor ADM platform gives us a desktop environment to work from. This includes several icons that are shortcuts to manage the NAS platform.

 

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Diving into the Storage Manager, we have our first look at the configured volume at the top and the number of disks below.

 

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The volume tab, goes into further detail on the drives installed. Above, we can see the RAID mode and filesystem

 

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The disk menu gives us the health of each drive along with capacity.

 

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The settings menu is a general location to configure the broad range of options for the NAS. We start with display customization including the desktop wallpaper if wanted.

 

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The network tab gives access to both gigabit Ethernet ports and if you have a USB Wi-Fi adapter it will show up here as well.

 

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On the hardware tab, we have access to the front panel LEDs, system buzzer along with energy control and fan control.

 

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ADM defender allows you to create lists of devices allowed to access the NAS system, you can also make a list of devices not allowed in the black list.

 

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For those that want access to their NAS from anywhere in the world, Asustor aides in setup with EZ-Connect.

 

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Local network browsing can be completed via a few services, the first being SMB. One tab down allows setup of AFP and the last is NFS.

 

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Backup features include remote sync, FTP backup along with one touch and external options. At the bottom of this menu, you can setup Cloud backup.

 

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ADM has a large library of applications that work with it. Every time I have a new unit in-house for review this selection seems to increase in size. That said it has all of the basics including Google Drive, One Drive, and Plex.

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