Asustor AS3204T NAS review

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Located at the backside we can see the ventilation hole, the unit is very silent I must say, and it will power on/off depending on temperature and or configurable fan preference. You can configure power saving and fan options in the software suite. There are few connection options including USB 3.0 (two at the back, one in the front). 

  • Intel Celeron 1.60 GHz Quad-Core Processor (Automatic Overclocking to 2.24 GHz)
  • RAID 1 Read Speed of up to 112+ MB/s and Write Speed of up to 110+ MB/s
  • 2 GB Built-in Dual-Channel DDR3L High Speed Memory
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet Port
  • Front of Device: 1 x SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (5 Gb/s) Port
  • Back of Device: 2 x SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (5 Gb/s) Port
  • 1 x HDMI 1.4b Port
  • Infrared Receiver
  • Supports RAID Volume Management Single, JBOD, RAID 0/1 (AS3202T)
  • Supports RAID Volume Management Single, JBOD, RAID 0/1/5/6/10 (AS3204T)
  • Supports Seamless System Migration
  • Supports Largest Capacity Hard Disks on the Market (8 TB)
  • Supports Intel AES-NI Hardware Encryption Engine

The unit sports one Gigabit Ethernet port as well as a HDMI connector. All the way up top the round black button is the power button. 


At the front side, you can see a USB 3.0 connector on the lower left. There are also LED indicators for the operational status of of the NAS. There is also an IR sensor as you can use this unit as media center PC and purchase an optional remote control. You can also connect a wireless keyboard or mouse to the USB ports. 


Yes pop four 8 TB HDDs in there and you'll have a 32 TB NAS cluster. It's a relatively simple looking storage unit, but looks can be deceiving as the quad-core Celeron is plenty fast to host many applications and fast IO delivery. It looks good with the dark design. The unit is capable of read speeds of over 112 MB/s and write speeds of over 110 MB/s. If you like to take it up a notch, a hardware encryption engine also features read speeds of over 112 MB/s and write speeds of  80 MB/s for encrypted data providing an optimal combination of file security and system performance.


Here you are looking at the bottom, the unit rests on four rubber feet to prevent resonating noises from the HDDs. Als to the front you can see a mesh, which is the air intake.

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