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asustor AS3102T NAS Review

 

The AS3102T is a great little NAS. It looks the part and offers some great features. Many NAS in this price range are crippled with features but asustor keeps their message consistent. ADM is a refined and robust operating environment that gives users great flexibility and easy administration. Weighing in at right around $260.00 USD, it isn’t the cheapest NAS on the block, but it still offers some great value.

Having all the features plus 4K playback on a NAS device is the biggest check mark in the list of pros for the AS3102T. Unfortunately, direct playback on a NAS device isn’t something I feel is a buying decision. It is more like a bonus. Luckily, the AS3102T delivers on all things NAS. Delivering our second and third highest scores in our 2-bay avatar and the top honors for our 2GB transfer tests, this little guy is a speedster. We were able to come close to asustor’s speed claims even while working with older hardware. That means a lot more than you think.

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Serving up data is what you get a NAS for, all the other stuff you can do, like run Kodi, are nice to have, but ultimately end up going unused for the most part. The folks I talk to are looking for brand integrity and value for their money. The AS3102T delivers on both, making it a nice addition to the asustor family. Leave the media playback to the XBOX One, the PS4, the HTPC, FireTV, etc. NAS, you just be you and love it.

Almost forgot… would I buy one? Yes.

Performance - 9.5
Features - 9
Design - 9
Value - 8.5
User Rating: 3.81 ( 4 votes)

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. External Features
  3. Internal Features
  4. Administration
  5. Administration: Continued
  6. Benchmarking: Avatar Benchmark
  7. Benchmarking: MP3 Transfer Benchmark
  8. Benchmarking: 2GB Transfer Benchmark
  9. Benchmarking: Intel NASPT
  10. Benchmarking: IOMeter
  11. Benchmarking: CrystalDiskMark
  12. Final Thoughts

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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