Review: Asustor AS4004T 10 Gigabit Consumer NAS

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Slowly but steadily Multi Gig Ethernet is arriving into the consumer domain. ASUSTOR has released a new NAS with 10 Gigabit Ethernet for the consumer market. Armed with a dual-core processor the AS400...

    Review: Asustor AS4004T 10 Gigabit Consumer NAS
     
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    Hi, thank you for the review, I found it very interesting and useful!

    In the review you say that the nas supports system sleep, but does it work like a "Suspend to RAM" mode or is it just a slow hibernation to disk? Does it take so long to wake up?

    Also, there is no info about the performance with encrypted folders.
    I hope that the built-in cryptographic engine will be used by the system...
     
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    I already own one of these units.
    I use it to backup my media collection from my internal raid.
    I setup 4 8TB HDD in both locations as Raid0 and backed up my collection.
    I was getting about 350MB/s write to the NAS and over 700MB/s read from the NAS (direct connect 10GB lan cable, no switch).
    Not quite as fast as a thunderbolt enclosure but much easier to share. I can use it direct to the two machines with 10GBE ports or to any of my machines with 1GBE.
    Quite a lot cheaper than any other 10GBE NAS that i could find.
    I highly recommend.
    I would think a RAID 0 with 4 SSDs would also make for a great working storage device. I believe in backups more so than RAID 5.
     
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    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    It's a pretty much a suspend to ram with HDDs in sleep - it, however, is pretty fast to wake up, seconds only and certainly not the windows hibernation experience. However, that is dependant on the storage you use. A HDD based RAID array is slower to wake up opposed to using SSDs in there, overall it's plenty fast in my experience. In my office I use an ASUSTOR with HDDs, that's roughly ~5 seconds to wake up. Not bad at all.

    If you want to encrypt your storage, I dunno. I have not tested it, but expect a perf hit on this specific processor.

    And overall, ASUSTORs I consider top of the range NAS units at an affordable price level.
     
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    That's exactly what I was hoping to hear! I totally agree, a very nice NAS at an affordable price (and with a good aesthetic finally). :)
     
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    Finally I bought the as4004t and upgraded adm to latest version but sadly no sleep/suspend feature seems available, indeed I've not found any button in the top bar menu with the label "Sleep"... just "Personal", "Power Off", "Restart" and of course "Sign out". :(
    Any explanation?
     
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    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    I do not have the AS4004T unit installed anymore but it should be universal with all units using the same ADM (unless they removed the feature somehow related to the CPU). Here's what my current NAS shows with the latest ADM, did you check under hardware > energy control and power?

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    Sorry for replying so late... :oops:
    Yeah, I've searched far and wide for that in the hardware settings but I didn't find the sleep mode anywhere. I really think they removed this feature, that's a pity... Anyway you should at least correct the review. :(
     
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