Inside, simplicity reigns supreme. Disassembling this NAS is far easier than it was for the QNAP TS-470.
The AS-204TE is powered by an FSP Group Inc. 150 Watt Power supply. Unfortunately, the PSU is not 80 PLUS certified and the product page specifies that this unit operates at 72% efficiency.
The AS-204TE does not allow for memory expansion. The Samsung PC1600 DDR3 DRAM (K4B2G1646Q-BCK0 DDR3 ) is fixed.
USB 3.0 is handled by an Etron EJ188H controller and has a maximum bandwidth of 1.25 Gigabyte/s per port and up to 5Gb/s in SuperSpeed.
The Intel ATOM processor is cooled by a simple heatsink