Asustor’s ADM (Asustor Data Master) GUI is one of the best around, graphically rich, fully featured, easy to install and navigate through. At the time of writing the latest version of the software is 2.6.3.
Setting up the AS3102T is straightforward and takes no time at all; from loading the OS to being able to use the NAS took around 10 minutes although waiting for the disks to synchronize takes a good deal longer. Many NAS operating systems leave you guessing as to what’s going on during the initial install process, not so with the ADM, each stage is clearly presented on the initialisation page and checked off as the OS is installed.
The main ADM page shows the major sections of the OS although for speed it might be handier to have some form of side menu on this main page as all the other section pages have to help you get to what you are looking for a wee bit quicker.
When it comes to backing your data up ADM comes with a multitude of options; internal and external backups, FTP backup, Remote Syncing and backing up to the Cloud.
App support has always been one of ADM’s strong points, as one glance at the App Central menu confirms. App Central is the control center for app management and shows installed apps, all available apps and updates. At the time of writing the list of available apps to choose from, runs to a very impressive 189.
ADM 2.6 Highlights
- Asustor Portal
- iSCI Lun Snapshots
- Cloud Backup
- Web-based file access.
- VPN server
- Built-in FTP server.
- BitTorrent client.
- Plex Media support.
- Mobile control and media streaming via AiData, AiMaster, AiRemote, AiMusic and AiVideos.