NAS Me­dia Cen­ter ter

Asus­tor AS-302T NAS

HWM (Malaysia) - - SMB - By Chong Jinn Wei

To­day, busi­nesses and even home users are strug­gling to find a suit­able way to store their ever-grow­ing data and files. This is why NAS (Net­work At­tached Stor­age) is be­com­ing more pop­u­lar to­day as their flex­i­bil­ity is highly use­ful. We got a chance to look at Asus­tor’s AS-302T, a NAS that is de­signed as an af­ford­able means to store and ac­cess one’s data.

Set­ting up this NAS is rel­a­tively sim­ple as most of its func­tions are au­to­mated. Af­ter insert­ing a hard disk drives (HDDs) into one or both of its bays, con­nect it to your com­puter to be­gin ini­tial­iz­ing the setup pro­ce­dure. The AS-302T will au­to­mat­i­cally setup your stor­age de­vice be­fore al­low­ing you to ac­cess its web in­ter­face. The ADM 2.0 web-based user in­ter­face it­self is neatly ar­ranged and al­lows users to eas­ily man­age this NAS.

As a 2-bay NAS, the AS-302T is suit­able for smaller busi­nesses or even in­di­vid­ual users that re­quire a way to store their files whilst be­ing eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble through­out their home or of­fice net­work. Around the AS-302T, there is a sin­gle USB 3.0 port in the front, while the back has two USB 2.0, one USB 3.0, a HDMI port, a LAN port, the power port and a re­set but­ton. The AS-302T also sup­ports an ar­ray of RAID for­mats, such as RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD and Sin­gle Disk.

Among the many fea­tures high­lighted on the AS-302T in­cludes its abil­ity to en­joy your me­dia from the NAS di­rectly, via the built-in HDMI in­ter­face and mul­ti­me­dia apps. This es­sen­tially al­lows users to watch, lis­ten and view their var­i­ous files with­out hav­ing to trans­fer them ini­tially. An­other fea­ture that is gain­ing pop­u­lar­ity is the abil­ity for users to con­nect to their NAS wire­lessly via their smart­phones or tablets. Users can down­load two dif­fer­ent ap­pli­ca­tions: AiMaster, which lets them con­ve­niently man­age and mon­i­tor the sta­tus of the AS-302T and AiData, that al­lows users to safely browse and ac­cess their files within the NAS.

Se­cu­rity also plays an im­por­tant role in any prod­uct. To en­sure your files are al­ways se­cure and avail­able, the AS-302T comes with a num­ber of backup mea­sures. Asus­tor’s ADM pro­vides a num­ber of backup fea­tures that in­cludes Rsync Backup, FTP Backup, Cloud Backup, Ex­ter­nal Backup and One Touch Backup to safely backup your files. On the topic of se­cu­rity, if you are not com­fort­able with stor­ing your data in the pub­lic cloud, you have the op­tion to store files within a pri­vate cloud. In ad­di­tion, with Asus­tor’s ex­clu­sive Cloud Con­nect tech­nol­ogy, users can eas­ily ac­cess data on their NAS any­time.

We found the Asus­tor AS-302T to be a great en­try-level NAS that ben­e­fits smaller busi­nesses as well as home users. Thanks to its va­ri­ety of fea­tures, the AS-302T has mul­ti­ple ways of be­ing used - from a large stor­age medium for me­dia to a way to store data within a safe pri­vate cloud. If you are look­ing for a NAS that can ful­fill your needs within a busi­ness or in a house­hold, con­sider the AS-302T.

The two bays can ac­cept ei­ther HDDs or SSDs

Users can con­nect the AS-302T di­rectly to a TV to ac­cess their me­dia

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