Review: Asustor Lockerstor 4 (AS6604T) NAS

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    We spotted two new trends for NAS units, Multi GigE Ethernet and of course a move towards NAND-based flash storage. In that mindset, Asustor released their very powerful Lockerstor 4 (AS6604T) NAS ser...

    Review: Asustor Lockerstor 4 (AS6604T) NAS
     
  2. insp1re2600

    insp1re2600 Ancient Guru

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    while nice, near 600 for the unit alone without drives is mad, i could build a 1u rack nas for a lot less with drives in and probably better performance.
     
  3. heffeque

    heffeque Ancient Guru

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    Personally why I miss from Asustor, QNAP, etc. is that no other company has anything remotely similar to the SHR (Synology Hybrid RAID), and now with DSM 7 coming out, improving it even more... I hate to have to sling out big bucks for a Synology, but if I want an easily upgradable RAID, it's the only good option out there. So you spend a bit more on the NAS, but you can start out with a few drives and easily increase the drive amount and even the size of the drives without losing space to "unused space" as in traditional RAID 5 and 6.
    Search for "Synology RAID calculator".
    Example/screenshot:
    https://i.**********/Znc2zrD2/SHR.jpg

    Edit:
    I'm not sure why the link is censored in the forum (though it shows in the news page), I've tried several combinations but I can't manage to fix it.
    Is PostImage.cc banned for some reason? If so, any alternative that isn't? I've searched the "Terms and Rules" of this forum and I haven't found anything. Been using this forum for almost 18 years and I wasn't aware that I couldn't post images/screenshots.
     
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  4. CrazY_Milojko

    CrazY_Milojko Ancient Guru

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    And here I am, still using my old QNAP TS-210 at home, fully satisfied :)

    What a beasty NAS, athough that $600 price tag...

    Great review, thanks HH!
     

  5. dwolvin

    dwolvin New Member

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    Is there a list of current best NAS around here? I have have seen a few references in reviews that make me think there might be one? I'm NAS curious and am about to need to help a friend find one also...
     
  6. slyphnier

    slyphnier Master Guru

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    there many similar specs nas at similar price point, right ? such synology 920+ $550usd (amazon)
    i think the thing with NAS nowdays is that its not all about the hardware, but it also bundle/include the software side also


    its all depends on your needs, all known brands (synology, qnap, asustor etc.) over similar things specs/performance-wise

    i think many will recommend u synology NAS
    i also using few synology nas, their DSM (OS) is easy to use, i personally quite statisfied with synology
    but if you into various specific things, then u starting to find some issues, even though those usually only minor and only effect specific usage
    such hibernation system in synology is inconsistent and conflicting with some packages that prevent system going into hibernation mode
    well i guess that will be same with other brand either, nothing perfect

    anyway simple guide for choosing SOHO NAS :
    basically decide which CPU, there are x86 (mostly intel) or arm, and storage-slot
    then try their OS-live-demo
    https://demo.synology.com/
    https://www.qnap.com/en/live-demo/
    https://www.asustor.com/live_demo
    all NAS maker usually provide live-demo
    rest such ram / 10gbps port etc. is optional based ur need
     
  7. insp1re2600

    insp1re2600 Ancient Guru

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    Still extortion, nothing wrong with freenas or omv
     
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    dwolvin New Member

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    Thanks to both- I'll look around and check freenas & omv.
     
  9. Neo Cyrus

    Neo Cyrus Ancient Guru

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    Am I the only one who still doesn't use a NAS and just uses a case that supports many 3.5" HDDs? Sure a hell of a lot cheaper that way.
     
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    I noticed you was recommending using RAID5 with hotspare that's very bad advice, Never use hotspare with RAID5 it offers little protection and can result in total array loss if another disk is having problems (if your thinking of wasting a bay on hotspare on RAID5 use RAID6)

    Use RAID6 before you even start considering hotspare because RAID6 constantly protects you from 2 disk fail or dual faults (still protected if 1 disk failed or rebuilding and then a URE or a second failed disk) RAID5 has zero redundancy once a disk has failed hotspare

    Should only consider hotspare when you have 8+ disks in RAID6 usually
     

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