ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced the launch of two economical entry-level multimedia NAS devices in the AS3202T and AS3204T. This new series of devices utilizes the newest generation Intel Celeron 1.6GHz quad-core processors and are equipped with 2GB of dual-channel memory along with support for Intel AES-NI encryption instructions. This allows the devices to use hardware encryption technology to increase the overall performance and access speeds to large amounts of encrypted data while also satisfying user needs for high performance storage, backup, remote access and security.
The AS3202T and AS3204T both provide a rich variety of connection interfaces allowing users to connect various peripheral devices to the NAS to expand functionality. The HDMI port and infrared receiver can be paired with the ASUSTOR Portal App and official ASUSTOR remote control to turn the NAS into a multimedia player and hub that is as easy to operate as a TV. Also worth mentioning, is that the AS3202T and AS3204T both feature a stylish modern diamond plate finished exterior which allows it to seamlessly fit into users’ living rooms and be used in combination with existing Hi-Fi home entertainment systems. Users can centrally store all of their digital multimedia on the NAS (photos, music, movies) and play it all back on demand, enjoying a comprehensive home multimedia experience.
“In order to provide better multimedia playback experience to consumers, we are launching the AS3202T and AS3204T tower model NAS devices which feature powerful performance,” said Johnny Chen, Product Manager at ASUSTOR. “When compared to the 31 series devices of the previous generation, the 32 series devices provide even more powerful graphics processing capabilities which allow for sharper imaging and smoother playback for all high definition multimedia.”
Many users may worry about complex installation and operation when they think of NAS devices. The AS3202T and AS3204T feature a sliding cover design along with hand-screws allowing for toolless and simple hard disk installation. They also feature a built-in quick installation wizard that allows users to initialize the system in just three easy steps. ASUSTOR also provides a variety of intuitive and easy-to-use mobile apps that allow users to access all of their data on the NAS while on the go while seamlessly fitting the NAS into their digital lifestyle.
AS3202T and AS3204T come built-in with ADM version 2.5.4 and onwards, providing a stable operating system and a large variety of add-on applications that can be used to expand functionality. Users can also enable online upgrade notifications in order to receive messages when new updates for ADM become available. Furthermore, ASUSTOR regularly releases beta firmware in order provide opportunities for users to experience the latest new functions. The latest ADM 2.6 beta includes upgrades to ASUSTOR Portal web applications by increasing YouTube 1080p playback performance and support for a rich variety of streaming video sites such as Netflix, MetaCafe, US Stream, Vimeo, Youkou, Tudou and more.
Key Features for the AS3202T and AS3204T
- Intel Celeron 1.60 GHz Quad-Core Processor (Automatic Overclocking to 2.24 GHz)
- RAID 1 Read Speed of up to 112+ MB/s and Write Speed of up to 110+ MB/s
- 2GB Built-in Dual-Channel DDR3L High Speed Memory
- 1 x Gigabit Ethernet Port
- Front of Device: 1 x SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (5 Gb/s) Port
- Back of Device: 2 x SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (5 Gb/s) Port
- 1 x HDMI 1.4b Port
- Infrared Receiver
- Supports RAID Volume Management Single, JBOD, RAID 0/1 (AS3202T)
- Supports RAID Volume Management Single, JBOD, RAID 0/1/5/6/10 (AS3204T)
- Supports Seamless System Migration
- Supports Largest Capacity Hard Disks on the Market (10 TB)
- Supports Intel AES-NI Hardware Encryption Engine