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ASUSTOR AS-202TE Intel Atom 1.2GHz 1GB DDR3 GbE USB 3.0 2-Bay NAS Server
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|Connectivity Technology||ISCSI||ISCSI; Yes||ISCSI||WiFi; ISCSI||ISCSI; Serial ATA||ISCSI; Yes|
|Data Transfer Rate||101.36 Mb per second||225 Mb per second||1,000 Mb per second||6,000 Mb per second||1,000 Mb per second||224 Mb per second|
|Hard Disk Size||16,000 GB||96,000 GB||16,000 GB||108,000 GB||0 TB||80,000 GB|
|Item Dimensions||10.79 x 23.01 x 16.36 cm||21.9 x 10.2 x 16.9 cm||10.16 x 22.86 x 17.78 cm||10.16 x 22.86 x 17.78 cm||22.9 x 17.8 x 7.6 cm||10.2 x 21.6 x 15 cm|
|Network Interface||—||—||—||—||Ethernet 1000 Mb-s||2 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port|
|Size||Empty Chassis (no drives)||Empty Enclosure||Enclosure||Enclosure||Enclosure||Empty Enclosure|
|Special Feature||Hot Swap Function||Hot Swap Function||Hot Swap Function||Hot Swap Function; Backup Function||Tout;NAS||Hot Swap Function|
|Style||Empty Chassis (no drives)||2 Bay (2GB)||Enclosure||Enclosure||Enclosure||2 Bay (4GB)|
ASUSTOR's ADM operating system combined with an Intel processor allows the 2 series to raise read and write performance to the max. The 2 series also provides a total of 4 USB ports (2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0) allowing you to simultaneously connect up to 4 external USB hard drives to expand your storage capacity.
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From the manufacturer
More Than Just Storage
ASUSTOR NAS products are designed with an App-based concept, producing a versatile, flexible and customisable storage platform that has something to offer to all types of users. Users are free to create a customised device according to their needs. In addition to the core storage features, ASUSTOR NAS offers an immense range of add-on functionality allowing users to discover the unlimited possibilities of NAS.
- NAS Operating System: ASUSTOR Data Master (ADM)
ADM is the operating system for all ASUSTOR NAS which offers the NAS with a tablet-like user interface and variety of valuable Apps that can be added-on. ADM provides seamless cross-platform file sharing, allowing you to easily access your NAS from Windows, Mac OS X or Unix-like operating systems. Furthermore, your data is always within reach no matter if you are using a PC, notebook, tablet or smartphone. ASUSTOR NAS offers a complete host of data protection and backup solutions. Features such as RAID and two-way transfer support offer bullet-proof protection and flexible application.
ASUSTOR's ADM operating system combined with an Intel processor allows the two series to raise read and write performance to the max. The two series also provides a total of 4 USB ports (2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0) allowing you to simultaneously connect up to four external USB hard drives to expand your storage capacity. Furthermore, AS-2TE series comes equipped with an HDMI port and audio jack allowing your NAS to transform into a multimedia player.
An Enhanced Way to Use your NAS's Local Display
AiMaster’s initialisation function makes it easy set up your NAS. You can instantly configure and initialise your NAS from the convenience of your mobile device. No matter if it is adding new users, installing exciting new NAS apps, upgrading your firmware or checking the real-time status of your system, AiMaster can helps you get it done with ease.
Your Digital Home Entertainment Centre
The Apple-like UI design in the NAS industry. ADM is with graphical Interface, custom arrange function shortcuts and one click to enter every feature.
ADM allows you to customise the sign in page style and images giving your NAS a distinct look. Simplicity in mind to make it ideal private cloud.
Fast in Search: Searchlight
Quickly find the items you need
Never get lost among the thousands of files on your NAS. Just type a word and we will find what you need.
Searchlight is a rapid search technology that is built into ADM and provides quick and precise searches allowing you to easily find the files that you need. Searchlight also features instant file previewing and fuzzy searches, increasing your efficiency and productivity.
24/7 Convenient File Access and Backup
ADM provides seamless cross-platform file sharing, allowing you to easily access your NAS from Windows, Mac OS X or Unix-like operating systems. Furthermore, your data is always within reach no matter if you are using a PC, notebook, tablet or smartphone. ASUSTOR NAS offers a complete host of data protection and backup solutions. Features such as RAID and two-way transfer support offer bullet-proof protection and flexible application. Savor a stress free and liberating user experience.
Outgrowing your system? Time for an upgrade? With ASUSTOR NAS, switching to a higher capacity NAS model is a piece of cake. When it's time to move your storage volumes to a new system, simply take out your existing hard drives and then insert them into the new system. That's it. Your new system will be up and running instantly.
Designed to be Effective All-in-One Server
ASUSTOR offers NAS products with the high price to performance ratio. Each ASUSTOR NAS is equipped with a rich variety of flexible software and hardware expansion possibilities, allowing businesses to integrate existing resources and equipment while creating a multifunctional server.
Add-on functionality with just one click.
The applications that come pre-installed with each ASUSTOR NAS device are just the beginning. At your convenience, you can browse through and download any applications that peak your interest from App Central. App Central allows you to explore the unlimited potential of ASUSTOR NAS devices while creating a personalized NAS device for yourself. With over 200 Apps, App Central provides you with the boundless variety of applications that you require to satisfy your digital lifestyle needs.
An Enhanced Way to Use your NAS's Local Display
There's no need to turn on your computer when you want to play videos or browse the internet. Simply connect your NAS to any HDMI ready display and leave the rest to the ASUSTOR Portal! Within the ASUSTOR Portal you will be able to use Boxee and XBMC which instantly turn your NAS into a multimedia player. Moreover, you can directly browse the Internet using the built-in Google Chrome browser. No matter if it's logging in to ADM to manage your NAS, watching clips on YouTube or monitoring live feeds from Surveillance Centre, the ASUSTOR Portal helps you get it done from the convenience of your TV.
Your Vast Video Collection on Demand
Directly stream videos from your NAS to your Web browser and watch them instantly, instead of waiting for long downloads. No matter if it’s 1080p high definition movies, TV series that you are addicted to or TV programs that you have recorded, they are all available to you on demand. You could use AiVideos mobile app to stream the videos or Digital TV program on the go.
Cloud Access on the Go: Mobile Apps
ASUSTOR’s mobile apps provide users with NAS data access from tablets and smartphones, allowing them to use their Cloud ID to easily connect to their NAS remotely. ASUSTOR currently offers eight different mobile apps for iOS and Android. You can simply manage system, access data, streaming music, videos, sharing online photos and remote Kodi on your hand. The mobile apps are AiMaster, AiData, AiFoto, AiMusic, AiSecure, AiCast, AiRemote, AiDownload, AiVideos.
Easy Setup for an IP NVR
Worried about leaving your home unattended? Keep an eye on the most important things with Surveillance Centre just five steps. Surveillance Centre's fully optimised interface allows you to simultaneously view live feeds from up to four IP cameras, take snapshots and control the pan tilt and zoom functions of all cameras giving you complete peace of mind.
|CPU||Intel Celeron 2.0 GHz burst up to 2.41 GHz (Quad-Core)||Intel Celeron 2.41 GHz burst up to 2.58 GHz (Dual-Core)||Intel ATOM 1.6 GHz (Dual-Core)||Intel ATOM 1.2 GHz (Dual-Core)||Intel ATOM 1.2 GHz (Dual-Core)|
|Memory||2 GB SO-DIMM DDR3L||1 GB SO-DIMM DDR3L||1 GB DDR3||1 GB DDR3||512 MB DDR3|
|RAM Expandable||Yes (Max. 8GB)||Yes (Max. 8GB)|
|HDMI||HDMI 1.4a||HDMI 1.4a||HDMI 1.4a||HDMI 1.4a||No|
|USB 3.0, USB 2.0||3, 2||3, 2||2||2||2|
|System Sleep Mode (S3)||1.8 W||1.8 W||0.8 W||0.8 W||0.8 W|
Top customer reviews
The AS-202TE is a huge leap in evolution from your basic Network Attached Storage device. Yes it offers network storage, but it does so much more, it's more of a Network Attached Storage Computer on which you can install additional software to give you many more features and allowing the flexibility to tailor your NAS to your exact needs.
When you unpack the AS-202TE you'll find a power supply, companion CD containing the setup guide, user guides and manuals, and two bags of screws to fix your hard drives into place.
Keep in mind to use this as a media server you'll also need a HDMI cable and either the ASUSTOR remote control, or a spare keyboard/mouse.
The AS-202TE is a nice sized unit, a little larger than a Logitech ReadyNas Duo. It has a black faceplate and gunmetal sides.
On the front you have the power button, two drive bays which can accommodate either 2.5 or 3.5 sata drives, and a USB 3 port.
Round the back you have the cooling fan, Ethernet connector, power, 1 USB 3 port and 2 USB 2 ports.
Very easy to setup, in around 10 minutes the AS-202TE had been unboxed, a drive fitted, connected to the network and the setup procedure started on a PC. ASUSTOR have a list of compatible hard drives on their website and I picked up a Seagate 3TB 3.5 inch 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA3 Hard Drive.
Once the hard drive is installed and the AS-202TE is powered up you go through a simple setup process via a web wizard which worked brilliantly. ASUSTOR are to be congratulated not just on how easy it is to setup the AS-202TE but the effort they've put into the user interface, it looks modern, clean and has clearly borrowed ideas from the mobile industry in terms of presentation.
If you're looking for a media NAS the AS-202TE, it has a special trick up its sleeve: a HDMI out port and XBMC built in. Located on the back of the AS-202TE allows you to connect it directly to your TV. Switching to the appropriate input on your TV and you're presented with the NAS TV dashboard. The dashboard shows nice big icons for the apps you've installed, of greatest interest is the XBMC app.
Having run XBMC on both a Raspberry Pi, mobiles, tablets and a decent PC its clear there are different levels of running XBMC. On lower end devices, such as the Pi the menu feels sluggish, fortunately the AS-202TE it feels very fluid and smooth, with menus opening quickly and the default skin Confluence a joy to use.
At the time of writing the AS-202TE runs version 12.2, "Frodo", of XBMC and once you're in you can treat it the same as on any other device, so you setup your locations, set your scrapers, install any add ons you like to use, it's business as usual.
For those looking to stream around the house you can install the fantastic Plex media server. Like XBMC you just need to install the app and tell it where you keep your media, and then it's available to any devices running Plex. In use, using a Roku LT, the service worked brilliantly. The Roku had no problem connecting to the server once the Plex channel was installed and it steamed media without any problems.
You can also turn the AS-202TE into a sort of PVR by installing Sickbeard. You tell it what TV shows you want to watch, tell it which directory to use and then leave it alone to sort the rest out itself.
Migrating from a ReadyNas Duo V1, which makes for an excellent Logitech Media Server, I was initially concerning that this option wasn't available. However, upgrading the firmware to the beta version allows you to install a beta Logitech Media Server app for use with the brilliant Squeezebox range of media players. Upgrading also gave access to a couple of new features, including "Takeasy", which allows you to download YouTube videos, and "SoundsGood" which allows you to play your music via a web interface.
The number of apps is fantastic and allow you to use the AS-202TE in many different ways, far more than I can really cover in this review, you'll see the range of categories in the video, and it's this element that makes the NAS very flexible.
To give you an idea of how flexible, the available apps include Wordpress, Moodle, Drupal, Joomla!, Zen Cart, Python, and an app to monitor your CCTV cameras. This is really just a tiny taste of what's on offer and I'd recommend checking out the live demo available on the ASUSTOR website that allows you to log into a demo NAS and view all the apps currently available. Essentially you can try before you buy.
In short the AS-202TE is a brilliant NAS and a must buy item for those looking for an easy to use, flexible, interface that offers a lot of features. It seems like I'm only just scratching the surface of what it can do and ASUSTOR look keen on adding to the already impressive range of apps and features. Wondering if you'll miss features of your old NAS? Don't be, this has got all the bases covered and so much more. A brilliant NAS from a manufacturer that seem to have come out of nowhere with an incredibly polished product.
Naturally it is better/faster on the home network but with an app (AICloud) downloaded onto my Android mobile phone and tablet I can access everything on there anywhere in the world without filling up the phone/tablet memory.
My previous NAS experience has been with a Mk 1 ReadyNAS Duo and the software has moved on a lot in the interim.
Initial setup was about as easy as it can be for a NAS. The App approach to functionality means you can have as little or as much complexity as you need. The default apps are straightforward and predictable to use. The Asustor website has plenty of helpful information and it is clear that Asus has worked hard to make this device usable - and they have succeeded in my opinion.
The iTunes Server could be a little more informative but it does what it is supposed to do apart from letting me connect to Airplay. Sonos was easy to link to the music library and the response after selecting a track or album is virtually instantaneous.
Performance-wise, everything appears fine and the Performance Monitor shows plenty of spare processor and RAM capacity, something which I was prepared to pay out for after my experiences with my (admittedly much older) ReadyNAS Duo.
I have yet to try the the HDMI output; while this is of some interest my main reason for buying the TE model was to get the extra RAM.
Overall I am very pleased with my purchase.
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Only works with XBMC version 12.x which has audio/sync issues causing severe lag on movies.Read more
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