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ASUSTOR AS5008T Review

The included ASUSTOR control panel quickly finds your NAS on the network for quick setup.  Once found, the application gives you some quick and useful information about your NAS.

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The application then walks you through your initial configuration.

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The initialization process will prompt you to either upload ADM or connect to ASUSTOR for the latest firmware available

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After firmware has been applied, ADM presents two options.  1-Click Setup and Custom Setup.  1-Click Setup uses optimized settings in accordance with your computer settings and the installed hard drives.  Personally, I always choose the Customer Setup.

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The rest of the configuration is broken down into 5 steps.

  1. The first being Hostname and admin Password.
  2. The second is time & date
  3. Network configuration
  4. Storage Configuration
  5. Settings applied

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The last 3 screens are for an ASUSTOR ID.  This provides you with the ability to get technical support and download apps from the ASUSTOR App Central and is also required for the Cloud Connect Service.

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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Exterior Features
  3. Internal Features
  4. Mobile Applications
  5. Initial Configuration
  6. Administration
  7. Administration: Continued
  8. Benchmarking: Avatar Benchmark
  9. Benchmarking: MP3 Transfer Benchmark
  10. Benchmarking: 2GB Transfer Benchmark
  11. Benchmarking: Intel NASPT
  12. Benchmarking: IOMeter
  13. Benchmarking: CrystalDiskMark
  14. 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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