Asustor AS3202T 2-Bay NAS Review 0

Asustor AS3202T 2-Bay NAS Review

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Specifications

Asustor AS3202T Specifications
ProcessorIntel Celeron J3160 Quad Core (burst up to 2.24 GHz)
Operating SystemEmbedded Linux
Memory2 GB SO-DIMM DDR3 (Not Expandable)
Storage2x 3.5"/2.5" SATA II/III
RAID Levels:Single Disk, JBOD,
RAID 0, 1
Capacityup to 16 TB (disks not included)
iSCSITarget & Initiator
AES-NI SupportYes
Networking1x 10/100/1000 Mbit Ethernet
I/O Ports3x USB 3.0
1x HDMI 1.4a
Dimensions165 (H) x 102 (W) x 218 (D) mm
6.5 (H) x 4.02 (W) x 8.58 (D) inch
Weight 1.17 kg
Power ConsumptionSleep: 0.79 W
In operation: 16.4 W
Disk hibernation: 7.75 W
(with 1x WD Red 3 TB HDD)
Power SupplyExternal, Delta Electronics DPS-65VB, 100-240 V
Fan1x 70 mm (FD127025HB)
Warranty3 years
Price excluding VAT
(at the time of the review)

$299

The A3202T uses a quad-core Braswell CPU with an incredibly low TDP of 6W, which is as much as the AS3102T's dual-core CPU (N3050). The J3160 CPU supports up to 8 GB of memory, but this NAS only comes with 2 GB that cannot be increased. Asustor at least made a point of using a dual-channel memory setup for higher performance. Since this is a home-centric NAS, there is only a single Gigabit Ethernet port, meaning there is no LACP (Link Aggregation Control Protocol) support over which to double network transfer speeds by teaming up two Ethernet ports. There are three USB 3.0 ports of which one is at the face of the NAS. There is no e-SATA port, which isn't a big deal since you can hook external storage devices up to the equally fast USB 3.0 ports. Lastly, an HDMI port enhances the server's multimedia abilities.

The unit is small, and its power consumption is low in all operational modes. Noise output is also low due to a relaxed fan profile for the 70mm YS Tech fan. The provided power brick is strong enough to support the AS3202T's low power demands, and it is nice to see a company provide a longer warranty than 2 years for a NAS product since today's market is full of high-end NAS servers (from other vendors) that are only supported by a 2-year warranty. Asustor is probably the only company so far to break this nasty trend. Hopefully, other NAS manufacturers will follow soon.
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