Asustor was showing off a new AS40 series NAS that is the world’s first consumer level NAS featuring a 10Gbps Ethernet connection. The NAS is powered by a 64-bit Marvell 1.6Ghz dual core processor and is available in both 2 and 4 drive configurations.
The NAS systems are pure network storage devices and lack many of the “enhanced” features found on previous models. In fact the AS40 series features a single USB 3.0 port, dual 1Gbps Ethernet and a single 10Gbps Ethernet port. Everything else has been removed to both make the NAS less expensive and show it is dedicated to storage.
Asustor was also showcasing their latest ADM 3.2 features including:
This feature allows users to easily find their NAS when connected with a unique Cloud ID. If the network routing allows you’ll enter your cloud ID followed by “.ezconnect.to” in the address bar to connect to the NAS remotely. In the case that you cannot directly connect to the NAS the EZconnect.to service will help by redirecting the DNS with its own unique address. Either way this helps you access your files anytime you have access to the internet.
EZ Sync Data Synchronization App
This feature allows users to synchronize data between a computer and an ASUSTOR NAS and works similar to dropbox where a local windows application will watch a certain folder and synchronize copies between it and the NAS. EZ Sync is also configurable to keep versions of a file allowing users to revert back to a previous version if it becomes corrupted or overwritten unintentionally.
ASUSTOR has updated Seagate’s IHM health management software to provide real-time information and detailed descriptions of hard drive health. Health reports for Seagate Ironwolf NAS hard drives. Ironwolf keeps tabs on drive health to warn of impending failure, keep track of warranty information and provide logs on usage. Being able to read these values allows you to take preventative measures against data loss from drive failure.