ASUSTOR AS-604T 4-bay Customizable NAS
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EXcaliberPC's Buyer Comparison Guide (Essentials at a glance)
The key differences between these models are highlighted below:
AS-604T: The only 4-bay NAS equipped with a LCD readout and the fastest Intel Atom processor rated at 2.13GHz, memory is expandable to 3GB, comes with more USB ports and added eSATA ports. Dual LAN as oppose to single LAN on rest of the product group. Most powerful 4-bay NAS w/ HDMI output from ASUSTOR up to date.
AS-304T: Mid-range Intel Atom processor rated at 1.6GHz, single LAN, HDMI 1.4a output, 3.5mm Audio Jack and infrared receiver.
AS-204TE: Entry-level Intel Atom processor rated at 1.2GHz, single LAN, HDMI 1.4a output, 3.5mm Audio Jack and infrared receiver.
AS-204T: Entry-level Intel Atom processor rated at 1.2GHz, single LAN, no HDMI output.
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A multi-functional 4-bay NAS server designed for small business and home use
The AS-604T is a cost-efficient, full featured network storage solution that is suitable for small business and home use. In addition to protecting your data, you can use a diverse array of apps to enhance productivity.
- Optimal price/performance ratio
- Support for RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and hard drive hot swapping
- Windows + Mac + Linux cross-platform file sharing
- Your complete backup solution
- Rich and full featured office apps
- Energy efficient operation with a power rating of 33.2 watts
At a Glance
Everything You Need is Right Here
ASUSTOR Data Master (ADM) is an operating system developed by ASUSTOR Inc. that comes pre-installed with all ASUSTOR NAS devices. ADM was designed around the use of applications and its original web-based graphical user interface allows you to handily organize your applications by page. ADM supports multi-tasking and also comes pre-installed with a rich assortment of applications. Furthermore, you can use App Central to install any additional apps that you may need, creating a personalized and multi-featured NAS device for yourself.
Cross-Platform File Sharing
ASUSTOR NAS devices provide seamless cross-platform file sharing, allowing you to easily connect to your NAS device no matter if you are using Windows, Mac OS, or Unix-like operating systems. The transfer protocols that you may use to connect to an ASUSTOR NAS device are as follows:
Windows: CIFS/SMB, FTP and WebDAV
Mac OS X: AFP, SMB, NFS, FTP and WebDAV
Linux: NFS, SMB, FTP and WebDAV
Additionally, ASUSTOR NAS devices feature our Network Recycle Bin. Any files you delete will be moved to the Recycle Bin, allowing you to restore any accidentally deleted files. Transfer protocols supported by the Recycle Bin include: CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP and File Explorer.
Unleash the Unlimited Potential of NAS through App Central
The applications that come pre-installed with each ASUSTOR NAS device are just the beginning. At your convenience, you can browse through and download any applications that peak your interest from App Central. App Central allows you to explore the unlimited potential of ASUSTOR NAS devices while creating a personalized NAS device for yourself.
Whether your interests lie in business, website construction or even digital home entertainment, App Central provides you with the boundless variety of applications that you require to satisfy your digital lifestyle needs.
Protect our Planet with ASUSTOR
As a responsible citizen of the Earth, it is our mission to continue to develop superior energy saving and energy efficient products. From their inception, all ASUSTOR NAS products are designed and developed around ecologically friendly concepts. When in use, our devices consume far less power than the average computer or server. Furthermore, our advanced power control features allow you to more efficiently manage your NAS device and hard drives. This lowers your electric bill and prolongs the lifespan of your hard drives all at the same time.
Our power saving features include Wake-on-LAN, System Sleep Mode (S3), power management schedules, power management for LEDs, and smart fans. We also support the mounting and sharing of ISO files, which helps to lower CD and DVD waste. Finally, all ASUSTOR NAS products are constructed in accordance with RoHS standards and use recyclable packaging materials, striving for the smallest ecological footprint possible.
A Homescreen Like No Other
ADM comes with an innovative yet intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) that features familiar modern OS controls making operation a breeze. True multitasking and background operation substantially enhance your productivity. With a myriad of customizable design options, everyone is free to create a personalized and unique homescreen for themselves.
24-7 Availability for Business
Your Data is Safe with Us
You no longer need to worry about accidentally losing your vital documents. ASUSTOR NAS devices provide you with a complete host of data protection and backup solutions to look after your most important information, creating a stress free and liberating user experience.
Using backup utilities such as Backup Plan and Apple Time Machine you can easily backup data from a Windows PC or Mac directly onto an ASUSTOR NAS device. For added security, you can also further back up the data from a NAS device onto other devices. ASUSTOR NAS devices support backup via the cloud, external hard drive, Rsync and FTP. Additionally, a variety of different RAID configurations are offered, allowing you to select the most appropriate configuration for your security needs.
Embrace the Cloud, Enjoy Peace of Mind
ASUSTOR NAS devices allow you to enjoy the conveniences of cloud computing, while simultaneously providing you with data security of the highest standard.
All our devices come pre-installed with ADM Defender, which protects your data against malicious attacks. Secure multitenancy and SSL encryption allow all users to access their data in a protected environment. As well, military grade AES 256-bit encryption for individual shared folders gives you the type of security you need for your most confidential data. Finally, our pre-installed Surveillance Center caters to your other security needs by allowing you to collectively manage an array of IP cameras. In the event of any disruptions, Surveillance Center will notify you at once.
iSCSI and Virtualization
ASUSTOR recognizes that stable and efficient shared storage is a must for your virtual environment. The supported use of iSCSI and NFS allows you to seamlessly integrate with any existing IT environments. Additionally, all ASUSTOR NAS devices are verified as VMware, Citrix and Hyper-V ready, providing you with a flexible and cost-efficient virtual storage solution.
The iSCSI features supported by ASUSTOR NAS devices include:
- LUN Mapping
- Target Masking
- ISO File Mounting
- MPIO & MCS Support
- Persistent (SCSI-3) Reservations
Using Windows AD authentication and authorization, you can add ASUSTOR NAS devices to any existing AD domain. This allows users in the domain to use currently existing accounts to log on to the NAS device, substantially lowering IT labor costs.
As the name might suggest, Dr. ASUSTOR acts like a family physician and performs general checkups on all of your settings. If certain settings are found to be compromising the security of your system or data, Dr. ASUSTOR will provide you with the appropriate set of instructions to fully restore security and protection.
Your Digital Universe
Your Ideal Private Cloud
Worried about how safe the data that you have put in public cloud storage is? You can now use ASUSTOR NAS devices to effortlessly create a private cloud storage space for yourself. Using our exclusive Cloud Connect™1 technology, you can access the data on your NAS device from almost anywhere on the planet. Whether by computer or mobile device2, you need only an internet connection to access your NAS device from anywhere and at any time.
The Hub of Your Home Entertainment
ASUSTOR NAS devices not only act as a dependable storage server. The installation of different applications can allow your NAS device to become the hub of your digital home entertainment. UPnP AV Multimedia Server and iTunes Server apps let you enjoy digital entertainment in every corner of your home. The Download Center app acts as your dependable download assistant. It supports HTTP, FTP and BT downloads while also allowing you to schedule downloads to your liking. Finally, acting as an ever vigilant sentry, the Surveillance Center app can provide 24 hour home security monitoring. In the event of any disruptions, Surveillance Center will notify you at once, helping you to protect your home and loved ones.
Enrich Your Mobile Life
Imagine having your photos, media files and important documents always at your fingertips. ASUSTOR offers many mobile applications to make your digital lifestyle more complete. Through these apps you can access the data on your NAS device from almost anywhere in the world.
Something Money Can't Buy
ASUSTOR understands how important data security is to you. No matter the file type, RAID data protection can ensure the protection of your most treasured data. When used in conjunction with the multitude of built-in data backup features offered by ADM, you can rest assured that your most important digital assets are safely guarded. ADM's built-in data backup features include:
Rsync Backup, FTP Backup, Cloud Backup, External Backup & One Touch Backup. All come with 2-way transfer support!
Apple Time Machine support for Mac OS
With our in-house designed backup utility - Backup Plan, you can also schedule regular backups of the data on your Windows PC to your NAS device. Backup Plan also supports real-time backup. Files that are added or changed on your computer will be automatically uploaded to your NAS device.
File Sharing Without Boundaries
Still working to figure out a way to share files between your computers running different operating systems? ASUSTOR NAS devices provide seamless cross-platform file sharing. There is no need to fiddle with complicated settings. You can begin to enjoy effortless cross-platform file sharing today.
Low Power Consumption and Quiet Operation
ASUSTOR is committed to developing products that operate quietly and consume less power. In addition to helping you considerably lower your power bill, the quality of your life at home is also an important consideration of ours.
A new way to use your NAS's local display
There's no need to turn on your computer when you want to play videos or browse the internet. Simply connect your NAS to any HDMI ready display and leave the rest to the ASUSTOR Portal! Within the ASUSTOR Portal you will be able to use Boxee and XBMC which instantly turn your NAS into a multimedia player. Moreover, you can directly browse the Internet using the built-in Google Chrome browser. No matter if it's logging in to ADM to manage your NAS, watching clips on YouTube or monitoring live feeds from Surveillance Center, the ASUSTOR Portal helps you get it done from the convenience of your TV.
You are free to add all of your favorite websites to the ASUSTOR Portal. Simply clicking on their shortcut icons will allow you to quickly access them. You can also adjust the order of the shortcut icons as well as the desktop wallpaper allowing you to customize the ASUSTOR Portal according to your preferences.
Easy Remote Control
ASUSTOR provides a variety of methods that allow you to remotely control ASUSTOR Portal.
- The ASUSTOR Remote
- The AiRemote app for use with your mobile devices
- USB keyboard and mouse
* The ASUSTOR Remote is available for use with the following models: AS-302T, AS-304T, AS-202TE, AS-204TE
* AS-6 series users will need to purchase an IR receiver before being able to use the ASUSTOR Remote with their NAS.
Still using a power consuming computer as your home's multimedia server? Each and every ASUSTOR NAS can be outfitted with the UPnP Multi Media Server App, which allows it to become your home's multimedia streaming server. As long as you have devices that support UPnP (for example, SONY BRAVIA TV or PlayStation3®), you will be able to browse and stream all multimedia stored on your ASUSTOR NAS.
Don't forget that you can also use UPnP or DMP compatible applications on your mobile devices to stream multimedia from your NAS.
The ultimate combination
Other than becoming your home's multimedia server, ASUSTOR NAS can also become a media player through the use of the well-known multimedia player App, Boxee¹. Boxee allows you to play all the multimedia content stored on your NAS on your LCD/LED TV. Simply connect your NAS to your TV using an HDMI cable and you are ready to go. You can also turn your mobile device into a remote control for Boxee by downloading the Boxee Remote or AiRemote App. AiRemote will also allow you to directly play videos on your mobile device.
Always worried about keeping your most valued assets safe? Well worry no more. Surveillance Center provides a comprehensive solution for your most vital security needs, helping you to monitor all that you value. In the event of any disruptions its notification system will alert you immediately. Now you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your valued assets are well protected.
Downloading has never been this convenient
Spending a lot of time fiddling with torrents, trackers and BitTorrent clients? Download Center provides a one stop solution that simplifies the entire download process. Powerful features allow you to easily search for and download the files that you need in the blink of an eye.
The AiDownload mobile App allows you to use your mobile device to search, add and manage your download tasks while on the go. BitTorrent downloads have never been this convenient.
All your music on all your computers
Still storing your music and movie collections on different computers? Running out of disk space? iTunes Server is what you need. Now you can store all your music and movies on your ASUSTOR NAS and have them streamed to any Mac or Windows computer within the local network. AirPlay, iOS Remote pairing and playlists are also supported. For more details, be sure to check out iTunes Server in App Central.
General Brand ASUSTOR Model AS-604T Highlights ASUSTOR AS-604T 4-bay NAS, Diskless, Intel Atom (2.13GHz) Dual-Core Processor, 1GB DDR3 RAM, A multi-functional 4-bay NAS server designed for small business and home use. Hardware Specification CPU Intel Atom 2.13 GHz Dual-Core Processor Memory 1GB SO-DIMM DDR3 (Expandable. Max. 3GB) HDD 2.5" / 3.5" SATA II/ III or SSD x 4 Expansion 2 x USB 3.0
4 x USB 2.0
2 x eSATA
Network 2 x Gigabit Ethernet Output 1 x HDMI System Fan 1 x 120mm Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V AC Certification FCC, CE, VCCI, BSMI, C-TICK Eco-Friendly Design System Sleep Mode (S3)
Auto-Standby for Both Internal and External Disks
Auto Fan Control
LED Night Mode
Power Schedule: On, Off, Restart, and Sleep
Operation Power Consumption 33.2W (Operation)
26.2W (Disk Hibernation)
1.4W (Sleep Mode)
Noise Level 21.3 dB(A) Operation Temperature 5°C~35°C (40°F~95°F) Humidity 5% to 95% RH Size and Weight Size 185.5(H) x 170(W) x 230(D) mm Weight 3.5 kg / 7.94 lb Package Contents Package Contents 1 x AS-604T Unit
1 x Installation CD
1 x AC Power Cord
2 x RJ-45 LAN Cable(Cat 5e)
16 x Flat Head Screw (for 3.5" HDD)
16 x Flat Head Screw (for 2.5" HDD)
Software & Features Operating System ADM 1.0 Onwards
Built-in App Central for Various Apps
Supported OS Windows XP, Vista, 7, Server 2003, Server 2008
Mac OS X 10.4 Onward
UNIX, Linux, and BSD
Supported Languages Deutsch, Dutch, English, Français, Italiano, Nederlands, Русский, 日本語, 한글, 简体中文, 繁體中文 Supported Browsers Internet Explorer 9
Network Protocols CIFS/SMB, AFP, NFS, FTP, WebDAV, Rsync, SSH, SFTP, iSCSI, HTTP, HTTPS File System Internal Disk: EXT4
External Disk: FAT32, NTFS, EXT3, EXT4, HFS+
Storage Management Support Multiple Volumes with Spare Disks
Volume Type: Single disk, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10
Support for Online RAID Level Migration
Support for Online RAID Capacity Expansion
iSCSI Maximum Targets: 256
Maximum LUNs: 256
ISO File Mounting
Supports MPIO & MCS
Persistent (SCSI-3) Reservations
Disk Management Scheduled Bad Block Scans
Scheduled S.M.A.R.T Scans
Network TCP/IP (IPv4 & IPv6)
Link Aggregation: Supports 802.3ad and Six Other Modes for Load Balancing and/or Network Failover
Jumbo Frame (MTU)
ASUSTOR Cloud Connect
DDNS and EZ-Router
Backup Solutions Rsync (Remote Sync) Backup
One Touch Backup
System Administration Log Type: System Log, Connection Log, File Access Log
Real-time Online User Monitor
Real-time System Monitor
Network Recycle Bin
Virtual Drive (ISO Mounting, Maximum 16)
Access Control Maximum Number of Users: 4096
Maximum Number of Groups: 512
Maximum Number of Shared Folders: 512
Maximum Number of Concurrent Connections: 512
Supports Windows Active Directory
Security AES 256-Bit Folder Encryption
Firewall: Prevent Unauthorized Access
Network Defender: Prevent Network Attacks
Alert Notifications: E-mail, SMS
Encrypted Connections: HTTPS, FTP over SSL/TLS, SSH, SFTP, Rsync over SSH
Featured Apps File Explorer Web-based File Management
ISO File Mounting
Surveillance Center Live Monitoring (4 Free Channels)
Multiple Channel Playback with Audio
Supported Browsers: Internet Explorer, Chrome, FireFox (Windows only)
UPnP Media Server Supports PS3 and other Digital Media Player Capable Devices
Supports On-The-Fly Transcoding for Most RAW Images and Audio(OGG, FLAC)
Supported Image Formats: BMP, GIF, ICO, JPG, PNG, PSD, TIF, RAW Image (3FR, ARW, CR2, CRW, DCR, DNG, ERF, KDC, MEF, MOS, MRW, NEF, NRW, ORF, PEF, PPM, RAF, RAW, RW2, SR2, X3F)
Supported Audio Formats: 3GP, AAC, AC3, AIFC, AIFF, AMR, APE, AU, AWB, FLAC1, M4A, M4R, MP2, MP3, OGG Vorbis1, PCM, WAV, WMA
Supported Video Formats: 3GP, 3G2, ASF, AVI, DAT, FLV, ISO, M2T, M2V, M2TS, M4V, MKV, MPv4, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, MTS, MOV, QT, SWF, TP, TRP, TS, VOB, WMV, RMVB, VDR, MPE
iTunes Server For iTunes on Mac & Windows
Supports iOS Remote Pairing
Supported Audio Formats: AIF, M4A (AAC & Apple Loseless), M4P, M4R, MP3, WAV
Supported Video Formats: M4V, MOV, MP4
Supported Playlist Formats: M3U, WPL
Download Center Supports BT(Torrent & Magnet Link), HTTP and FTP Downloads
Choose Files Before a BT Task Starts
Customizable Download Schedule
RSS Subscription and Automatic Downloading (Broadcatching)
ASUSTOR Download Assistant for Windows & Mac
AiDownload for iOS & Android
Boxee Play All Media Content Stored on NAS
Video Output via HDMI
TV Shows, Movies, Apps and More
ASUSTOR Customized Features
AiRemote Mobile App
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