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Asustor AS3104T 4-bay NAS review

Asustor’s ADM (Asustor Data Master) GUI is one of the best around – it is graphically rich, fully featured, and easy to install and navigate. Asustor are constantly updating and improving ADM, for example, by adding even more apps to the already impressive App Central suite. At the time of writing the latest version of the software is 2.6.3.

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Setting up the AS3104T 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 obviously 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.

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The main ADM page shows the major sections of the OS. 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.

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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 is closing in on the 200 mark.

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.
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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.

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