ASUSTOR launched two new high-capacity enterprise-class NAS units, the AS6208T and the AS6210T. The only difference between the two units is that one has 8 drive bays and the other one has 10 drive bays. They are powered by an Intel Celeron (Braswell) 1.6GHz quad-core CPU with Boost speeds up to 2.24GHz. This is backed by 4GB dual-channel DDR3L memory which is expandable.
This is a great base for a powerful system that comes with hardware encryption support and 4K capabilities. All that power can be connected through the four built-in Gigabit Ethernet ports for a read and write performance up to 398 MB/s and 355 MB/s respectively in a RAID 5 setup.
There are plenty of USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports as well as two eSATA ports. With that amount of extra ports, you can expand the systems even further than with the 8 and 10 internal bays that each support up to 8TB drives.
It’s probably unlikely that a system like this will be used for as a multimedia hub, although it would be perfectly suitable for it. Instead, it is much more likely to be used for surveillance tasks. It is well equipped for both scenarios with its direct usage ability. It features both an HDMI 1.4b connector and an S/PDIF audio link.
As with all other ASUSTOR NAS units, these two new ones come with a 3-year warranty and a suggested retail price of $999 for the AS6210T and $899 for the AS6208T. That’s actually not bad at all.
Key Hardware Specifications
Intel Celeron 1.6GHz Quad-Core Processor (Automatic Overclocking to 2.24GHz)
Read Speed of up to 398+ MB/s and Write Speed of up to 355+ MB/s Under Link Aggregation and RAID 5 Configurations
4GB Built-in Dual-Channel DDR3L High Speed Memory (Expandable up to 8GB, 4GB x2)
4 x Gigabit Ethernet Ports
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) Ports, 2 x USB 2.0 Ports, 2 x eSATA Ports
Supports Largest Capacity Hard Disks on the Market (8TB)
Smart Fan Temperature Control
The AS6208T and AS6210T both come built-in with the latest ADM 2.5.4 firmware providing RAID data protection, high-grade AES-NI hardware encryption technology, a 256-bit data encryption mechanism, firewall, network defender, antivirus software for installation and other safety mechanisms to keep data safe and secure. But you will be able to upgrade to the newest firmware very soon as ADM 2.6 is scheduled to be released in April.
Buffalo America has just introduced their latest storage offering and this time it isn’t an NAS but a DAS instead. DAS stands for direct attached storage and it’s as such directly connected to another system instead of sharing the stored data over the network like an NAS does. Other than that, it’s a lot of the same.
The new Buffalo DAS is the DriveStation Ultra, a 10-bay system that connects through Thunderbolt 2 and comes as equipped with either ten 4TB NAS drives or ten 8TB Helium filled Enterprise drives. Thanks to the Thunderbolt 2 connection, this DAS can achieve up to 1243 MB/s write speeds in RAID 0.
This DAS could very well be the perfect storage solution for people who work with a lot of large files such as 4K videos or CAD projects. You should have the best possible storage and speed with a unit like that.
If one shouldn’t be enough storage, then attach some more. The Mac Pro comes with six Thunderbolt 2 ports and you can daisy-chain up to six DriveStation Ultras per port. With enough money, you could attach an incredible 2.88 Petabytes of storage to a single Mac Pro. Impressive, but not cheap.
The DriveStation Ultra has an MSRP of $4799.99 for the 40 TB model or $9999.99 for the 80 TB model. It is available now at D&H and at other Buffalo Americas distribution and reseller partners.
Desktop form factor with 10 hard drives provides up to 80 TB of storage within easy reach
40 TB model features 10 NAS hard drives and 80 TB model features 10 helium-filled enterprise hard drives optimized for continuous operation
Multiple I/O interface support to deliver maximum flexibility and compatibility for Mac and PC users, including two Thunderbolt 2 ports, one eSATA port and one USB 3.0 port and corresponding cables
RAID 0, RAID 5 and RAID 6 options allow users the flexibility to maximize capacity or protect data with RAID redundancy
Three-year warranty and 24/7 U.S.-based technical support
ASUSTOR has added 4 new models to their Tower series of enterprise-class NAS systems. They’re all based on the latest Intel Celeron CPUs with boost function and come with easily upgradeable memory as well as Citrix and Hyper-V certifications and the new ADM 2.3 operating system with SMB 2.0 support.
The four new models are the AS5008T, AS5010T, AS5108T, and AS5110T, where the AS5x08T models have eight bays and the AS5x10T models have ten bays. They equally allow for memory upgrades up to 8GB, have four Gigabit Ethernet ports, three USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports as well as two eSATA.
“Enterprise users have always required increased productivity and simple management. Using this as an objective, ASUSTOR has chosen to use CPUs with hardware acceleration functions allowing for smoother multitasking while the meticulously developed ADM operating system provides an intuitive and simple management interface. No matter if it is system expansion or migration, ADM is able to significantly simplify maintenance and management for IT professionals,” said Johnny Chen, Product Manager at ASUSTOR.
The AS5008T and AS5010T are built around an Intel Celeron 2.41GHz dual-core processors and have 1GB of SO-DIMM DDR3L memory while the AS5108T and AS5110T models come equipped with an Intel Celeron 2.0 GHz quad-core processors and 2GB of SO-DIMM DDR3L memory.
The AS5108T and AS5110T also feature LCD panels and configuration keys to execute system initialization and quickly view basic system information. Additionally, they feature disk tray locks to avoid accidentally pushing disk tray buttons and releasing hard disks during operation. The lock is only to prevent accidental ejection and all you’ll need to unlock it is a flat-head screwdriver instead of some special key or tool.
The new NAS devices should be available soon at your local ASUSTOR dealer.
Thanks to ASUSTOR for providing us with this information
At what point do we start to call just call it a server again and not an NAS, that’s a very good question. Qnap sure pushes that line with their latest TVS-ECx80+ series of Edge Cloud Turbo vNAS devices. On devices like this, the term NAS probably more points towards the ease of setup due to the operating system used; one that has been specially tuned to work on this particular hardware.
The new TVS-ECx80+ Turbo vNAS series includes four models so far. The TVS-EC1080+, the TVS-EC1080 and the TVS-EC880 are powered by Intel Xeon E3-1245 v3 processors with 3.4GHZ or above. They offer 10 and 8 bays respectively and the flagship Plus model comes with 32GB DDR3 memory, pre-installed dual 10Gb Ethernet ports and built-in 256GB mSATA modules for a superior performance of up to 2000MB/s throughput and 223K IOPS. The fourth model is the TVS-EC1080-i3 and is based on an Intel Core i3-4150 processor instead of the Xeon.
The new line continues the trend with easy upgradeable memory and in this case also mSATA modules. It runs the latest QTS operating system that features a tablet-style interface with 4K2K UHD video playback and transcoding capabilities, virtualization via QvPC that allows you to run Windows, *nix and Android based VMs directly on the NAS with full keyboard and mouse support as well as 7.1 audio and much more. Server administrators can also manage other Qnap NAS devices through this centralized one, making their job a lot easier.
Key specifications on the TVS-ECx80 series
TVS-EC1080+-E3-32G: 10-bay tower model, Quad-core Intel® Xeon® E3-1245 v3 3.4 GHz processor or above, 32GB DDR3 RAM, 2.5”/3.5” SATA 6Gbps HDD/SSD, hard drives hot-swappable, 2 x eSATA, 3 x USB 3.0, 2 x 10 Gigabit LAN and 4 x Gigabit LAN ports, 256GB mSATA cache, 1 x HDMI
TVS-EC1080-E3-16G: 10-bay tower model, Quad-core Intel® Xeon® E3-1245 v3 3.4 GHz processor or above, 16GB DDR3 RAM, 2.5”/3.5” SATA 6Gbps HDD/SSD, hard drives hot-swappable, 2 x eSATA, 3 x USB 3.0, 4 x Gigabit LAN ports, 1 x HDMI
TVS-EC1080-E3-8G: 10-bay tower model, Quad-core Intel® Xeon® E3-1245 v3 3.4 GHz processor or above, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 2.5”/3.5” SATA 6Gbps HDD/SSD, hard drives hot-swappable, 2 x eSATA, 3 x USB 3.0, 4 x Gigabit LAN ports, 1 x HDMI
TVS-EC1080-i3-8G: 10-bay tower model, Dual-core Intel® Core i3-4150 3.5 GHz processor, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 2.5”/3.5” SATA 6Gbps HDD/SSD, hard drives hot-swappable, 2 x eSATA, 3 x USB 3.0, 4 x Gigabit LAN ports, 1 x HDMI
TVS-EC880-E3-16G: 8-bay tower model, Quad-core Intel® Xeon® E3-1245 v3 3.4 GHz processor or above, 16GB DDR3 RAM, 2.5”/3.5” SATA 6Gbps HDD/SSD, hard drives hot-swappable, 2 x eSATA, 3 x USB 3.0, 4 x Gigabit LAN ports, 1 x HDMI
TVS-EC880-E3-8G: 8-bay tower model, Quad-core Intel® Xeon® E3-1245 v3 3.4 GHz processor or above, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 2.5”/3.5” SATA 6Gbps HDD/SSD, hard drives hot-swappable, 2 x eSATA, 3 x USB 3.0, 4 x Gigabit LAN ports, 1 x HDMI
The new devices should be available now, meaning they should arrive at your favourite NAS retailer very soon.
Thanks to QNAP for providing us with this information