Review: Asustor Drivestor 4 Pro Gen2 (AS3304Tv2) NAS

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Asustor Drivestor 4 PRO Gen 2 NAS (AS3304Tv2/2.5 GigE)

A persuasive, feature-rich 4-bay NAS unit at a reasonable price of $339 US
Asustor has just rolled out their latest (more affordable) gem, the Drivestor 4 Pro (AS3304T), a wallet-friendly powerhouse perfect for today's tech-savvy crowd who likes to localize storage within their network. However, imagine a device that's not just about storage but also about bringing video streaming to the game to the next level, all thanks to its brainy Realtek RTD1219B Quad-Core 1.7 GHz CPU and speedy Multi GigE Ethernet. And here's the kicker – it's only $399 for a 4-bay setup, making it a steal in the world of NAS devices.

But wait, there's more Dave. The new kids on the block, the Drivestor 2 Pro Gen2 and Drivestor 4 Pro Gen2, are turning heads with a beefy 21% bump in performance, all thanks to a shiny new System-on-Chip. They're packed with features like 2.5-Gigabit Ethernet, easy-to-swap drive bays, and clever hardware transcoding, making them a dream for anyone with a growing collection of digital goodies. One of the coolest things about the Drivestor Pro Gen2 series? It's the first time ASUSTOR's ARM CPU NAS devices are flirting with Btrfs. This means better data protection with snapshot smarts, letting you roll back time on your data if things go south. And with ADM 4.2 stepping up the security game with cutting-edge features, your data's in safe hands. Diving into the specs, the Drivestor 4 Pro is no slouch with its Quad-Core Realtek RTD1619B 1.7 GHz CPU, 2 GB of DDR4 RAM, and room for all your hard drives or SSDs. With its 2.5 Gigabit port, data zips around like never before. Plus, it's a whiz at encryption, supports various RAID setups, and makes system migration a breeze. Designed with pros and streaming aficionados in mind, this NAS fits right into high-speed, multimedia-rich households. It's not just about storage; it's about delivering a smooth 4K viewing experience without breaking a sweat. And despite its quite okay performance, it's an eco-warrior, sipping just 5 Watts when idle and an SSD. Rounding it all off, ADM 4.0's user-friendly interface, backed by a suite of apps, makes managing your digital life a piece of cake. In short, the Drivestor Pro Gen2 series from Asustor is your go-to for top-notch performance and features without the hefty price tag, perfect for modern homes brimming with digital content.


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