ASUSTOR AS6404T 4-bay NAS Review

Storage/NAS by stefan @ 2017-08-03

With the AS6404T 4-bay NAS from ASUSTOR we are seeing an update to the Intel Celeron Apollo Lake J3455 Quad-Core 1.5GHz processor, which is paired with no less than 8GB of DDR3L RAM in order to handle plenty of multimedia content types, but for also being able to use even more application modules at the same time. We do also see an USB 3.0 Type C port in the back for connecting modern storage devices, support up to 10TB drives (for a total of 40TB in a single NAS) and dual LAN that can be used for both Link Aggregation and Failover. The LCD panel is easy to operate via the hardware buttons, we get an IR receiver so the NAS can be operated via a Media Center remote, but also audio output via S/PDIF or HDMI 2.0 output for enjoying 4K @ 60Hz.

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Product Features Part I

Apollo Lake Processor - Maximized Computing Power


The all-new AS6404T is equipped with the Intel Celeron (Apollo Lake) sixth generation 14nm process built quad-core processor. It features overclocking to 2.3GHz and overall performance that is enhanced by 30% when compared with previous generations, satisfying the needs for 24/7 access in small business environments.


Enhanced GPU - Increased Multimedia Processing Power


The AS6404T features a built-in Intel HD graphics engine, supporting HEVC and VP9 hardware transcoding that significantly enhances multimedia and image processing performance by 30%. This provides an unparalleled fluid usage experience for professionals and prosumers alike.


Fluid 4K Performance


The AS6404T comes built-in with 8GB of dual-channel DDR3L SO-DIMM memory, allowing for remarkably fluid 4K playback. Furthermore, support for mixed capacity memory expansion, enhances configuration flexibility.


USB Type-C Ports Allow you to Connect to a New Generation of Devices


In addition to the existing USB 3.0 Type-A ports, the AS63/64 series devices have added two-way Type-C ports that allow your NAS to easily connect to a new generation of devices, quickly completing transfers of large multimedia files.


HDMI 2.0 Combined with 4K/UHD Output Provides Crystal Clear Quality Displayed Perfectly


The AS63/64 series supports next generation HDMI 2.0 specifications, featuring up to 60/50P 4K resolution video which provides twice the fluidity of 4K 30P. Combined with built-in 2GB/8GB dual channel memory, this allows for the playback of 4K/UHD with unparalleled smoothness. No matter if it’s your treasured collection of Blu-ray quality movies or videos that you have recorded with professional quality cameras, ASUSTOR NAS can perfectly display all of it in crystal clear quality.


WOW (Wake on WAN) - Always on Standby


Want to access the data on your NAS at any time, but worried that leaving it powered on for a long period of time will result in costly power bills, wear and tear on your hard disks and NAS or that you will become the target of hackers? ASUSTOR has provided the AS63/64 series devices with two types of unique network wake (WOL/WOW) functions easing all of the doubts mentioned above! WOL (Wake on LAN) allows you to wake the NAS from sleep mode or when its powered off as long as you are in the same network. WOW (Wake on WAN) allows you to enable all NAS services via the Internet, providing added flexibility for powering on/off the NAS and data access. These two types of network wake functions allow you to save power, extend the life of your NAS and hard disks, and lower your chances of being randomly hacked, ensuring data security.


Data Protection Starts with Storage


ASUSTOR understands that your data is priceless, therefore ASUSTOR NAS provides different RAID Volume options, giving your data various levels of protection from the moment it is first stored on the NAS. We recommend you plan your storage protection based on your NAS model and number of hard disks. Data protection has never been so simple.


Data Protection Starts with Storage

Apollo Lake Processor - Green Energy Efficiency


All ASUSTOR NAS products are designed and developed around ecologically friendly concepts. Not only do ASUSTOR NAS devices consume far less power than the average computer or server, but ASUSTOR’s power saving and management functions allows users to plan out a whole week’s power control schedule. Power scheduling can allow the NAS to power on, power off, sleep or perform other tasks at specified times of the day. This function can help to save a considerable amount of power while also prolonging the life of hard disks. Additionally, the new advanced WOW (Wake-On-WAN) function allows users to wake their NAS and access their files at any time.


Comprehensive Backup Solutions


The AS63 /64 provides over 12 different backup options and is connected to a variety of public cloud storage services including Amazon S3, ASUSWebStorage, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive,, HiDrive, Ralus, WonderBox, xCloud and CrashPlan. You can also use FTP Explorer, USB external hard drive enclosures, external hard drives and local backup to ensure proper backup for your data. No matter if you are using Windows, Mac or Linux, ASUSTOR provides the proper tools for your backup needs.


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