ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced the launch of 4 new NAS devices primarily aimed at prosumers and small to medium business users. These new high capacity tower models consist of the AS5008T, AS5010T, AS5108T and AS5110T. All new models feature flexible hardware expandability, the ability to quickly upgrade the built-in memory to a maximum of 8GB and are equipped with 4 high speed gigabit Ethernet ports which allow business users to conveniently adjust their network bandwidth usage. Additionally, all models come equipped with 3 USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports and 2 eSATA ports allowing users to maximize the use of peripheral equipment and providing users with a cost-effective and reliable enterprise-class cloud storage server.
The AS5008T and AS5010T models are powered by the latest Intel Celeron 2.41GHz dual-core processors and 1GB of SO-DIMM DDR3L memory while the AS5108T and AS5110T models come equipped with the latest Intel Celeron 2.0 GHz quad-core processors and 2GB of SO-DIMM DDR3L memory. All models also support hard drive hot swapping and the creation of RAID volumes (Single, JBOD, RAID 1/5/6/10 + Hot Spare) providing secure protection for all system data. The AS5108T and AS5110T also feature LCD panels with configuration keys that allow users to execute system initialization and quickly view basic system information. Additionally, the AS5108T and AS5110T feature disk tray locks in order to help users avoid accidentally pushing disk tray buttons and releasing hard disks during operation. The lock’s flat-head design ensures that users will not need any special keys or tools to unlock it, only a simple flat-head screw driver. Users can now rest assured with this additional layer of security for their data.
“Enterprise users have always required increased productivity and simple management. Using this as an objective, ASUSTOR has chosen to use CPUs with hardware acceleration functions allowing for smoother multitasking while the meticulously developed ADM operating system provides an intuitive and simple management interface. No matter if it is system expansion or migration, ADM is able to significantly simplify maintenance and management for IT professionals,” said Johnny Chen, Product Manager at ASUSTOR. “Also worth mentioning is the ability to quickly access the memory in these new devices. Users only need to remove the cover to upgrade the memory. This undoubtedly will be of great help to IT professionals and managers.”
All ASUSTOR NAS devices come built-in with the exclusive ADM operating system. The newest version of ADM (ADM 2.3) features a newly refreshed interface, providing unique login screen that users can customize according to their personal preferences or corporate identity. Also, new support for SMB 2.0 effectively increases overall performance by 30%-50%. Additionally, unique functions such as seamless system migration allow enterprise users to easily change from a smaller capacity ASUSTOR NAS to a larger capacity ASUSTOR NAS when the scale of their business growth demands it. Users would simply need to take out their existing hard drives and insert them into the new system to get instant access to their data.
This simplifies management for IT professionals as it creates minimum downtime while removing the need to learn any kind of new operating system. ASUSTOR also offers online capacity expansion where users can replace their existing hard disks with larger capacity ones as their storage needs increase. All this is done while the system is online, with all data available for access. Furthermore, ASUSTOR has introduced its exclusive MyArchive storage technology which allows users to use hard disks as removable storage archives. Users can reserve up to 2 disk bays for MyArchive hard disk docking purposes, enjoying effectively unlimited storage capacity in a new and innovative way.
ASUSTOR has also added number of practical functions for enterprise users. These functions include TFTP transfer protocol, proxy server connections and ACL advanced file permissions management. Additionally users can also use App Central to download and install any NAS Apps free of charge. Apps that are available on App Central include Mail Server, Antivirus, Dropbox, Google Drive, and HiDrive allowing enterprise users to create customized and comprehensive cloud storage with a high price to performance ratio.