ASUSTOR has a history of innovation within the NAS market. Having been founded only five years ago, the company has been relentless in adding new features through both software and hardware development. This year has seen the introduction of the two-bay AS6202T, that we are looking at today, and the four-bay AS6204T. Both of these feature the quad-core Intel Celeron Braswell N3150 processor and come with 4 GB dual-channel DDR3 RAM. This NAS falls into the “Power User to Business” range and continues to innovate by offering 4K UHD video through the integrated HDMI output.
We’ve recently reviewed a competing model from Synology that features the same processor, the DS716+, but this comes with 2 GB of RAM with no memory expansion supported, and no HDMI output. The AS6202T has some similarities to the Synology DS716+, with both featuring hardware-accelerated encryption, transcoding and expansion options. The AS6202T doesn’t have Docker support but it gains VirtualBox virtualisation, two eSATA ports and the HDMI port for displaying apps through the ASUSTOR Portal.
The price of the AS6202T is around £462/$570 which means that you’ll be paying a premium over the Synology DS716+ for these extra features. Read on to find out if it’s worth the extra expense or if you should save your cash…
What’s in the Box?
The AS6202T comes in a smart cardboard box that features the product specifications as well as listing the selection of mobile apps available.
Inside the box you find the main device well packaged next to the power supply, two Ethernet cables, CD, and drive screws.