Tyler's Test System Specifications
- Motherboard: ASUS Prime Z370 (buy from Amazon)
- CPU: Intel Core i3 8350K (buy from Amazon)
- RAM: Corsair Vengeance 32GB 4x8GB DDR4 3200 (buy from Amazon)
- Cooler: Corsair Hydro H115i (buy from Amazon)
- Case: Corsair Air 540 (buy from Amazon)
- OS Storage: Samsung 960 EVO 250GB (buy from Amazon)
- Power Supply: Corsair RM850x (buy from Amazon)
- OS: Microsoft Windows 10 (buy from Amazon)
- Wi-Fi NIC: ASUS PCE-AC88 (buy from Amazon)
- 10Gbe NIC: ASUS XG-C100C (buy from Amazon)
- Thunderbolt 3: ASUS Thunderbolt EX3 (buy from Amazon)
The setup hasn't changed for the Nimbustor 4. We start with the Asustor Control Center to initialize the NAS.
Moving through setup, we go from the ACC to WebGUI.
Initializing the NAS we upload the ADM file.
Once ADM is installed, we move into customization. Asustor allows a simple 1 click method, or you can run a custom setup.
1-Click setup allows you to fill in the NAS name along with admin details. You then choose your storage needs, and it chooses the best setup for you both RAID type and filesystem.
Another options ADM gives you during setup is to choose apps based on home or business use.
Landing on the dashboard, we have a more "gamer" feel with the new wallpaper. All standard options are available.
We start with Access control, here we setup users, groups, and privileges along with shared folder access.
Activity Monitor is self-explanatory but does offer a performance overview with live graphs.
ADM has one of the biggest app libraries available, above we have highlighted some of the top offerings.
Backup options include Remote, FTP and External options along with Cloud and One-touch via the front USB 3.0 port.
Services include both Windows and macOS options for SMB and AFP along with NFS for Linux.
The Settings menu allows configuration of everything from Network to LEDs and power consumption.
Storage manager offers access to volume and storage pool creation along with iSCSI and Cache setup. This unit does support IHM for IronWolf drives but didn't seem to support our 110 SSDs during testing.
System info shows the current hardware and temperatures.
- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [The Nimbustor 4]
- Page 3 [Test System Setup and Web Management]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks – Single Client Throughput, Sequential Performance, and Workloads]
- Page 5 [Final Thoughts]