ASUSTOR AS-204T 4-bay NAS
- Drive Bay(s)
- HDMI Out
- NoneHDMI 1.4a
- 1.2GHz Dual-Core1.6GHz Dual-Core
- Memory (RAM)
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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An economical data storage server
A file storage, sharing and backup solution for individual and home use
- Optimal price / performance ratio
- Manage your data using File Explorer's Web-based interface
- Listen to your music with Web music player SoundsGood
- Support for RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and hard drive hot swapping
- Support for a variety of mobile apps from ASUSTOR
- Energy efficient and quiet operation
Better Price, Better Performance
ASUSTOR's ADM operating system combined with an Intel processor allows the 2 series to raise read and write performance to the max.
The 2 series also provides a total of 4 USB ports (2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0) allowing you to simultaneously connect up to 4 external USB hard drives to expand your storage capacity.
Furthermore, AS-2TE series comes equipped with an HDMI port and audio jack allowing your NAS to transform into a multimedia player!
Quick and Easy File Access
The built-in File Explorer App allows you to access the files on your NAS through a Web browser. Enjoy drag and drop file transfers along with a directory structure view that lets you easily organize your data. Accessing files on your NAS never been easier.
No matter if you are using Windows, Mac or even Linux, ASUSTOR provides you with suitable backup solutions and protocols to help you backup all your data.
ASUSTOR's exclusive Backup Plan utility lets you configure up to 6 different backup plans simultaneously. You can configure regularly scheduled backups of your important data and also sync the ever-changing files on your desktop to your NAS.
ASUSTOR NAS supports Apple Time Machine backups allowing you to backup your Mac to your NAS. Different Mac users can also safely backup their computers to the same ASUSTOR NAS device.
ASUSTOR NAS supports NFS/Rsync/SAMBA protocols giving you added flexibility when setting up your backup environment.
The NAS That's Always With You
ASUSTOR offers multiple mobile apps that give you convenient access to your NAS while on the go.
Cloud data access from anywhere: AiData
Browse all the data on your NAS and even instantly share files from your NAS with friends.
One stop searching and downloading: AiDownload
Monitor any current download tasks on the NAS. As soon as download tasks are finished, your mobile device will be notified via push notification.
Stay up to date with your NAS: AiMaster
Via push notifications, you can always get a handle on your NAS system and backup status. Shutting down your NAS is also a breeze with AiMaster.
Your NAS multimedia player remote: AiRemote
Your mobile device can now become your remote control! Sit back and relax on your couch while you control media playback from your NAS with your mobile device.
Your Cloud, Your Size
ASUSTOR NAS features RAID technology which allows you to combine multiple hard disks into a single logical storage volume giving you both storage and data protection benefits. ASUSTOR NAS also supports online hard disk capacity expansion allowing you to swap in higher capacity disks while enjoying complete access to all your data.
RAID levels supported by ASUSTOR NAS: RAID 0/1/5/6/10
RAID levels that support online capacity expansion: RAID 1/5/6/10
An intuitive experience, attuned to your digital lifestyle.
Seamless system migration
Outgrowing your system? Time for an upgrade? With ASUSTOR NAS, switching to a higher capacity NAS model is a piece of cake. When it's time to move your storage volumes to a new system, simply take out your existing hard drives and then insert them into the new system. That's it. Your new system will be up and running instantly.
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.
Quickly find the items you need
Can't find that song on your NAS that you want to share? Use Searchlight to instantly find that song and send a Share Link to your friend! Developed by ASUSTOR, Searchlight is a rapid search technology that is built into ADM and provides quick and precise searches allowing you to easily find the files that you need. Searchlight also features instant file previewing and fuzzy searches, substantially increasing your efficiency and productivity.
Enjoy peace of mind
Always checking up on your NAS? Worried about your data and other digital assets? ASUSTOR NAS features real-time system event notifications allowing you to enjoy peace of mind knowing that you'll be notified about any major system events. Notifications can be sent via Email, SMS or push notification giving you a variety of ways to instantly stay on top of the latest developments.
Something else need your attention? With true multitasking you can instantly switch to another application and then switch back to the previous one to pick up right where you left off. ADM allows you to simultaneously run different applications all at once while giving you the power to seamlessly switch between them.
Sometimes, tasks such as uploading or downloading multimedia may take some time. ADM is able to perform tasks such as these in the background, effectively freeing you up to complete other tasks.
Using a NAS has never been easier. ADM's fresh and vibrant user interface features intuitive and familiar modern OS controls. With ASUSTOR NAS you'll never have to worry about a steep learning curve.
The My Favorites feature lets you quickly open your most frequently used applications by pinning them to the taskbar, increasing your productivity and efficiency.
Customize your desktop to your liking. Whether it's organizing your Apps or changing your home screen wallpaper, ADM gives you the freedom to design the look and feel of your desktop. Furthermore, the "My Favorites" feature lets you pin frequently used applications to the taskbar allowing for easy access.
General Brand ASUSTOR Model AS-204T Highlights ASUSTOR AS-204T 4-bay NAS, Diskless, Intel Atom (1.20GHz) Dual-Core Processor, 512MB DDR3 RAM, A file storage, sharing and backup solution for individual and home use. Hardware Specification CPU Intel Atom 1.2GHz Dual-Core Processor Memory 512MB DDR3 HDD 4 x (2.5" / 3.5" SATA II/ III or SSD) Expansion 2 x USB 3.0
2 x USB 2.0
Network 1 x Gigabit Ethernet Output N/A System Fan 1 x 120mm Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V AC Certification FCC, CE, VCCI, BSMI, C-TICK Operation Power Consumption 34W (Operation)
21.5W (Disk Hibernation)
0.8W (Sleep Mode)
Noise Level 19.4 dB(A) Operation Temperature 5°C~35°C (40°F~95°F) Humidity 5% to 95% RH Size and Weight Size 185.5 x 170 x 230 mm (H x W x D)
7.30 x 6.69 x 9.06 in (H x W x D)
Weight 3.4 kg / 7.51 lb Package Contents Package Contents 1 x AS-204T Unit
1 x Installation CD
1 x AC Power Cord
1 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 2.0 Onwards
Built-in App Central for Various Apps
Supported OS Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, Server 2003, Server 2008, Server 2012
Mac OS X 10.6 Onwards
UNIX, Linux, and BSD
Supported Languages Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Nederlands, Русский, 日本語, 한글, 简体中文, 繁體中文, Česká, Polski, Svenska, Dansk, Norsk, Suomi Supported Browsers Internet Explorer 9 Onwards
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
Persistent (SCSI-3) Reservations
Disk Management Scheduled Bad Block Scans
Scheduled S.M.A.R.T Scans
Network TCP/IP (IPv4 & IPv6)
Jumbo Frame (MTU)
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 Image⁴ (3FR, ARW, CR2, CRW, DCR, DNG, ERF, KDC, MEF, MOS, MRW, NEF, NRW, ORF, PEF, 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
FTP Explorer Directory Structure View with Drag & Drop Transfers
Stopping of Transmission Task & Resumption of Connection
Encrypted Connections: Explicit over TLS, Implicit over TLS
FTP Site Manager
Maximum Simultaneous Transfer Control
VPN Client Supported VPN Protocols: PPTP, OpenVPN
Transmission Package Monitor
PPTP Authentication: PAP, CHAP, MS CHAP, MS CHAP2
PPTP Encryption: No MPPE, MPPE (40, 128 bit), Maximum MPPE (128 bit)
OpenVPN Port Control
OpenVPN Link Compression
iTunes Server For iTunes on Mac & Windows
Supports iOS Remote Pairing
Supported Audio Formats: AIF⁵, M4A (AAC & Apple Loseless), M4P, M4R, MP3, WAV⁵
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
SoundsGood Import Personal/Public Music Collection
Personal/Public Music Collection Permission Control
ID3 Tag Editor
Local Speaker Support: USB
Supported Audio Formats for Browser: MP3, WAV, Ogg
Supported Audio Formats for Transcoding Through Browser: AIFF, Flac
Supported Audio Formats for Local Speaker: MP3, WAV, Ogg, AIFF, Flac
ASUS DAC Support
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