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Asustor AS7004T-i5 Consumer NAS Review (Page 6)

By Tyler Bernath on May 4, 2018 at 10:00 am CDT - 1 min, 10 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Asustor

Final Thoughts

As we found in testing, the AS7004T-i5 certainly has its place in the market as a pure storage appliance. When compared to previously tested platforms the Asustor solution was consistently near the top of our charts, particularly in sequential and database workloads. Build quality is solid and on par with expectations for a prosumer unit. Like many appliances that use this same enclosure design, the 7004T is easily disassembled allowing for easy memory upgrades.

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Going into more detail, the performance of this platform is solid and certainly top notch for the four-bay prosumer market. The power of the Core i5 processor eliminates any and all slow down you would experience from a lesser powered platform. In single client testing, we found this NAS to perform amazingly well in playback and record scenarios and sequential testing, proved this solution to reach peaks of 118 MB/s with lows around 110 MB/s in RAID 6. Moving to workloads, this platform seems to excel with database and file server workloads with those two being at the peak during testing.

ADM has grown so much over the years this platform has now come into its own with a full app library, extensive storage options both internal and external. With the HDMI port, you have a full multimedia experience available to you and Surveillance Center enables a high-quality security solution for your home or business.

Last updated: Nov 15, 2019 at 01:16 pm CST

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Overall Rating90%

The Bottom Line: With the AS7004T-i5, Asustor leaves nothing on the table deploying quite possibly the best prosumer four bay appliance we have seen.

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Tyler Bernath

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Tyler Bernath

Growing up in a small farm town in northern Ohio, technology was never around unless it was in a tractor. At the early age of nine years old, my parents brought home our very first PC and I was instantly hooked and quickly learned what it meant to format a hard drive, spending many nights reinstalling Windows 95 as my parents slept. As I grew up, many things changed around me, but my love and enthusiast nature always kept my PC at my side. Eager to get deeper into technology, I started reviewing products.

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