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ASUSTOR ADM 2.4 Overview


ASUSTOR has been hard at work.  Not only have they been releasing some very impressive NAS lately, but they are also hard at work in the development labs to try and make ADM (ASUSTOR Data Master) the best operating system they can.  ADM is intuitive, impressive, and fast.

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Everything You Need is Right Here

ASUSTOR Data Master (ADM) is an operating system developed by ASUSTOR Inc. that comes pre-installed with all ASUSTOR NAS devices. ADM was designed around the use of applications and its original web-based graphical user interface allows you to handily organize your applications by page. ADM supports multi-tasking and also comes pre-installed with a rich assortment of applications. Furthermore, you can use App Central to install any additional apps that you may need, creating a personalized and multi-featured NAS device for yourself.

Cross-Platform File Sharing

ASUSTOR NAS devices provide seamless cross-platform file sharing, allowing you to easily connect to your NAS device no matter if you are using Windows, Mac OS, or Unix-like operating systems. The transfer protocols that you may use to connect to an ASUSTOR NAS device are as follows:

  • Windows: CIFS/SMB, FTP and WebDAV
  • Mac OS X: AFP, SMB, NFS, FTP and WebDAV
  • Linux: NFS, SMB, FTP and WebDAV

Additionally, ASUSTOR NAS devices feature our Network Recycle Bin. Any files you delete will be moved to the Recycle Bin, allowing you to restore any accidentally deleted files. Transfer protocols supported by the Recycle Bin include: CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP and File Explorer.

Unleash the Unlimited Potential of NAS through App Central

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.
Whether your interests lie in business, website construction or even digital home entertainment, App Central provides you with the boundless variety of applications that you require to satisfy your digital lifestyle needs.

Protect our Planet with ASUSTOR

As a responsible citizen of the Earth, it is our mission to continue to develop superior energy saving and energy efficient products. From their inception, all ASUSTOR NAS products are designed and developed around ecologically friendly concepts. When in use, our devices consume far less power than the average computer or server. Furthermore, our advanced power control features allow you to more efficiently manage your NAS device and hard drives. This lowers your electric bill and prolongs the lifespan of your hard drives all at the same time.

Our power saving features include Wake-on-LAN, System Sleep Mode (S3), power management schedules, power management for LEDs, and smart fans. We also support the mounting and sharing of ISO files, which helps to lower CD and DVD waste. Finally, all ASUSTOR NAS products are constructed in accordance with RoHS standards and use recyclable packaging materials, striving for the smallest ecological footprint possible.

A Homescreen Like No Other

ADM comes with an innovative yet intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) that features familiar modern OS controls making operation a breeze. True multitasking and background operation substantially enhance your productivity. With a myriad of customizable design options, everyone is free to create a personalized and unique homescreen for themselves.

Your Data is Safe with Us

You no longer need to worry about accidentally losing your vital documents. ASUSTOR NAS devices provide you with a complete host of data protection and backup solutions to look after your most important information, creating a stress free and liberating user experience.

Using backup utilities such as Backup Plan and Apple Time Machine you can easily backup data from a Windows PC or Mac directly onto an ASUSTOR NAS device. For added security, you can also further back up the data from a NAS device onto other devices. ASUSTOR NAS devices support backup via the cloud, external hard drive, Rsync and FTP. Additionally, a variety of different RAID configurations are offered, allowing you to select the most appropriate configuration for your security needs.

Embrace the Cloud, Enjoy Peace of Mind

ASUSTOR NAS devices allow you to enjoy the conveniences of cloud computing, while simultaneously providing you with data security of the highest standard.

All our devices come pre-installed with ADM Defender, which protects your data against malicious attacks. Secure multitenancy and SSL encryption allow all users to access their data in a protected environment. As well, military grade AES 256-bit encryption for individual shared folders gives you the type of security you need for your most confidential data. Finally, our pre-installed Surveillance Center caters to your other security needs by allowing you to collectively manage an array of IP cameras. In the event of any disruptions, Surveillance Center will notify you at once.

iSCSI and Virtualization

ASUSTOR recognizes that stable and efficient shared storage is a must for your virtual environment. The supported use of iSCSI and NFS allows you to seamlessly integrate with any existing IT environments. Additionally, all ASUSTOR NAS devices are verified as VMware, Citrix and Hyper-V ready, providing you with a flexible and cost-efficient virtual storage solution.

The iSCSI features supported by ASUSTOR NAS devices include:

  • LUN Mapping
  • Target Masking
  • ISO File Mounting
  • MPIO & MCS Support
  • Persistent (SCSI-3) Reservations

Windows AD

Using Windows AD authentication and authorization, you can add ASUSTOR NAS devices to any existing AD domain. This allows users in the domain to use currently existing accounts to log on to the NAS device, substantially lowering IT labor costs.

Dr. ASUSTOR

As the name might suggest, Dr. ASUSTOR acts like a family physician and performs general checkups on all of your settings. If certain settings are found to be compromising the security of your system or data, Dr. ASUSTOR will provide you with the appropriate set of instructions to fully restore security and protection.

Your Ideal Private Cloud

Worried about how safe the data that you have put in public cloud storage is? You can now use ASUSTOR NAS devices to effortlessly create a private cloud storage space for yourself. Using our exclusive  Cloud Connect™1 technology, you can access the data on your NAS device from almost anywhere on the planet. Whether by computer or mobile device2, you need only an internet connection to access your NAS device from anywhere and at any time.

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The Hub of Your Home Entertainment

ASUSTOR NAS devices not only act as a dependable storage server. The installation of different applications can allow your NAS device to become the hub of your digital home entertainment. UPnP AV Multimedia Server and iTunes Server apps let you enjoy digital entertainment in every corner of your home. The Download Center app acts as your dependable download assistant. It supports HTTP, FTP and BT downloads while also allowing you to schedule downloads to your liking. Finally, acting as an ever vigilant sentry, the Surveillance Center app can provide 24 hour home security monitoring. In the event of any disruptions, Surveillance Center will notify you at once, helping you to protect your home and loved ones.

Enrich Your Mobile Life

Imagine having your photos, media files and important documents always at your fingertips. ASUSTOR offers many mobile applications to make your digital lifestyle more complete. Through these apps you can access the data on your NAS device from almost anywhere in the world.

Something Money Can’t Buy

ASUSTOR understands how important data security is to you. No matter the file type, RAID data protection can ensure the protection of your most treasured data. When used in conjunction with the multitude of built-in data backup features offered by ADM, you can rest assured that your most important digital assets are safely guarded. ADM’s built-in data backup features include:

Rsync Backup, FTP Backup, Cloud Backup, External Backup & One Touch Backup. All come with 2-way transfer support!

Apple Time Machine support for Mac OS

With our in-house designed backup utility – Backup Plan, you can also schedule regular backups of the data on your Windows PC to your NAS device. Backup Plan also supports real-time backup. Files that are added or changed on your computer will be automatically uploaded to your NAS device.

File Sharing Without Boundaries

Still working to figure out a way to share files between your computers running different operating systems? ASUSTOR NAS devices provide seamless cross-platform file sharing. There is no need to fiddle with complicated settings. You can begin to enjoy effortless cross-platform file sharing today.

Low Power Consumption and Quiet Operation

ASUSTOR is committed to developing products that operate quietly and consume less power. In addition to helping you considerably lower your power bill, the quality of your life at home is also an important consideration of ours.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Administration
  3. Administration: Continued

About Joe DiFiglia

I have always had a passion for everything computing. In early 2000, I decided to take my passion to the web. Thus, C.O.D. was born. Through the years we have made many great friends at C.O.D. and hope to continue our journey for years to come.

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