Bringing in a newer, faster CPU and an additional two Ethernet Ports makes for some serious fun. Having combed through the benchmarks, it looks like the AS5008T has done something on the scale of amazing. What? You ask… ASUSTOR has created an affordable (around $700USD) NAS that competes with NAS costing nearly twice as much. Having performed near the top in almost all of our benchmarks, the AS5008T is a speedster wearing racing stripes.
The savings comes from some re-purposing of parts and the shedding of excess weight. ASUSTOR trimmed the LCD, and to me… that is no biggie, I never look at it anyway.
As for the rest of it, ADM has always been a strong contender and with their latest enhancements to the UI in version 2.4, it is even easier on the eyes. The OS is polished and ready to use. Although you may not be accessing your NAS UI on a regular basis; when you do, you shouldn’t have to reference the manual every time. ASUSTOR makes using your NAS easy.
Strap all that in the same saddle and you have put a racing horse on a dog track. While there are plenty of NAS out there that are worthy of your consideration, there are few that do it as well as the AS-5008T.
Table of Contents
- Exterior Features
- Internal Features
- Mobile Applications
- Initial Configuration
- Administration: Continued
- Benchmarking: Avatar Benchmark
- Benchmarking: MP3 Transfer Benchmark
- Benchmarking: 2GB Transfer Benchmark
- Benchmarking: Intel NASPT
- Benchmarking: IOMeter
- Benchmarking: CrystalDiskMark
- Final Thoughts