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ASUSTOR AS1004T NAS Server Review

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   The AS1004T NAS by ASUSTOR may not be the fastest model in our charts nor is it the most feature-packed one but it was never ment to be any of those things. Instead ASUSTOR wanted to design and manufacture a model for home and office use ideal for people looking for an affordable multi-bay NAS with superior data sharing capabilities, low power consumption, several smart apps for remote management and a user friendly OS with plenty of available features to cover even the most demanding users. Unfortunately all is not great so as mentioned earlier the AS1004T can’t take the role of a media player not only because it lacks an HDMI video output but also because it’s Marvell Armada SoC is simply not powerful enough. This of course is not something new since pretty much every entry-level NAS in the market has that exact same limitation. Our two only “issues” with the AS1004T are about its compatibility only with 3.5” drives and the non-expandable RAM since 512MB might not be enough for some people (the second we see a lot however with similar models). 


   Through all the years we’ve reviewed ASUSTOR products we’ve noticed that they are aggressively priced to hit their competition and the same applies for the AS1004T since it can be currently found for USD249 inside the USA (Amazon.com) and for 266Euros inside the EU (Amazon.co.uk). This price tag puts the AS1004T in the lower price segment for 4 bay NAS models so ASUSTOR has accomplished their primary goal. Bottom line if you don’t care about its media capabilities and you just want a affordable NAS that can do pretty much everything else the AS1004T is a good option and that’s why we highly recommend checking it out.

 

PROS


- Overall Performance
- ADM 3.0.0 Operating System (User Friendly)
- Low Power Consumption
- Android / iOS Apps
- Two USB 3.0 Ports
- Single / JBOD / RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 5 / RAID 6 / RAID 10 Modes
- Price (For Some)

 

CONS


- Compatible Only With 3.5” Drives
- Non Expandable RAM (Only 512MB)
- Noise Levels