Asustor AS7012RD 12-Bay Enterprise NAS Server

Asustor AS7012RD 12-Bay Enterprise NAS Server

Asustor AS7012RD 12-Bay Enterprise NAS Server

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Product Highlights

  • 12 x 3.5"/2.5" SATA II & III Drive Bays
  • 3.5 GHz Intel Core i3 Dual-Core
  • 4 x USB 3.0 / 2 x eSATA
  • 4 x Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • 2 x 10GbE / SAS Expansion Slots
  • 1 x HDMI 1.4a Port
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, JBOD, & Single Disk
  • ADM 2.0 OS
  • Windows, Mac, UNIX, & Linux Compatible
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Asustor AS7012RD Overview

  • 1Description

The AS7012RD 12-Bay Enterprise NAS Server from Asustor is a high performance network storage solution that helps to effectively simplify data management. It is also optimized for virtual environments and offers bulletproof protection for critical digital assets. Its Enterprise features are built into the hardware design, making it a well suited choice for growing businesses. The AS7012RD has 12 drive bays, each of which natively supports 3.5" and 2.5" SATA III 6 Gb/s and SATA II 3 Gb/s hard drives and SSDs.

The AS7012RD is powered by a 3.5 GHz Intel Core i3 Dual-Core processor, which will allow you to run multiple functions simultaneously. The built-in 4GB of UDIMM DDR3 RAM will allow quick access to frequently-used files and programs. Network connectivity is achieved via the 4 x Gigabit Ethernet ports and there are also 2 x expansion ports that can accommodate 10GbE and SAS cards, while external peripherals may be connected using the 4 x USB 3.0 ports and 2 x eSATA ports. Additionally, there is 1 x HDMI 1.4a output for connecting this NAS to HDMI-compatible devices.

Asustor ships the AS7012RD with the ADM 2.0 operating system, which helps simplify managing your NAS, as well as accessing and sharing data. Asustor also lets users download and install add-on packages that are designed for individual or business needs. A variety of RAID modes are supported, which help provide users with data redundancy, speed, or a combination of both. Supported RAID modes include RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, JBOD, and Single Disk.

For those who use virtual environments such as VMware, Citrix, and Hyper-V, the AS7012RD provides cross-platform file sharing, allowing you to easily connect to your NAS device if you are using Windows, Mac OS, UNIX, Linux, or BSD. Using backup utilities such as Backup Plan and Apple Time Machine you can easily backup data from a Windows PC or Mac directly onto NAS server. A Network Recycle Bin helps restore virtually any accidentally deleted files, while there is also supports for iSCSI, NFS, Windows ACL and Windows AD infrastructure, and SMB 2.0.

The AS7012RD operates on 100-240 VAC and includes an AC power cord, 4 x RJ-45 LAN (Cat 5e) cables, 48 x flat head screws (for 3.5" HDDs), and 48 x flat head screws (for 2.5" HDDs).

Advanced File Permissions Management - Windows ACL
For IT professionals, file permissions configuration is a very important topic, especially in enterprise environments. Because the native Linux system file permission mechanisms are different than those in Windows, in the past, IT professionals had to create a separate set of permissions for files stored on NAS servers. This also limited the number of permission configuration options that were available to them.

To help IT professionals simplify their work, Asustor has integrated Windows ACL into ADM. Windows ACL provides a set of 13 different permissions settings, allowing administrators to configure permissions for individual files and folders that can be applied to different groups and users. Windows ACL permissions can be configured from within ADM's File Explorer or Microsoft Windows Explorer, allowing administrators to manage permissions using familiar methods
Meeting the Expansion Needs of Tomorrow, Today
The scale of a business's Internet usage will shift in the wake of its expansion and development. A server that is providing stable service to 100 people today may not be able to handle the needs of tomorrow when the number of employees or applications expands, forcing the business to purchase additional equipment.

Asustor's 70 Series devices help businesses meet the expansion needs of tomorrow, today. All devices in the series come equipped with 10GbE network card expansion slots. Should a business decide to upgrade to a high-speed backbone network, the 70 Series devices will be able to take advantage of this without being limited by the built-in Gigabit Ethernet ports.

Furthermore, when more and more people start to access the NAS or when the number of installed applications increases, the amount of installed memory will be one of the limiting factors affecting the overall performance of the NAS. The AS7012RD comes with 2GB of built-in memory which can further be expanded to a maximum of 16GB. Equipped with such flexible expansion features, Asustor's 70 Series NAS devices are a well-suited choice for growing businesses
Data Transfer Performance
ADM 2.3 supports SMB 2.0, which helps reduce the burden of network traffic on the NAS while simultaneously providing a greater data transfer capacity. SMB 2.0 has the capability to increase Windows networking performance and can also increases the number of concurrent Windows client connections. Additionally, it can simultaneously open files, making ADM 2.3 even more suitable for large-scale Microsoft network environments
Cooling Design
When there is a high load on the NAS, the CPU will begin to heat up, affecting the stability of the system. A common way of dealing with this is to lower the CPU frequency which will then cause the temperature to decrease. However, this will also lower the overall performance of the system.

Asustor's 70 Series devices utilize fans with wide speed ranges combined with a smart speed control mechanism that allows the CPU to maintain a controlled operating temperature even under high loads. Under most circumstances, the fans will operate at a low speed, conserving energy. When the system load and temperature increases, the fans will automatically increase their speed to cool the CPU without it having to lower its frequency. This allows the NAS to maintain stability and high performance even under high loads
Enterprise Backup
The AS7012RD features comprehensive backup solutions. The built-in redundant power supply and 4 x Gigabit Ethernet ports help increase reliability, data integrity, and execution speeds. The Ethernet ports and power supply all feature failover capabilities (when one fails, the other can continue to operate) to help ensure continuous data availability
Surveillance System
The 70 Series devices help provide you with stress free reliability when installing a surveillance system in your home or office environment. Installing the Surveillance Center App from App Central turns your NAS into a 24/7, high definition surveillance system. Surveillance Center provides comprehensive cross-platform support, allowing both Windows and Mac users to use familiar web browsers to access their surveillance feeds. Furthermore, Asustor also offers the free AiSecure mobile app that gives users access to all their surveillance feeds while on the go. AiSecure also provides the ability to receive instant push notifications from Surveillance Center, allowing users to keep up with the latest developments. No matter if you need to protect individual assets, loved ones, or your business, the 70 Series devices are a well-suited choice when creating a comprehensive surveillance system.

Surveillance Center comes with 4 free IP camera channel licenses. Users can also purchase add-on camera licenses to flexibly add new camera channels. Additionally, two different camera license packages are offered: single channel and 4 channels. Currently, the 70 Series devices can be expanded up to a maximum of 16 channels
Asustor Highlights
System Migration
Cloud Connect
2-way Backup
Task Monitor
Eco-Friendly Design
System Automatically Enters Sleep Mode (Schedule S3)
Auto-Standby for Both Internal and External Disks
Auto Fan Control
LED Night Mode
Power Schedule: On, Off, Restart, and Sleep


Windows Sequential Read/Write (512KB, 10GbE x 2)
Read: 1,014.25 MB/s
Write: 1,171.47 MB/s
iSCSI Sequential Read/Write (512KB, 10GbE x 2)
Read: 828.81 MB/s
Write: 1,019.36 MB/s
Windows Sequential Read/Write (512KB, 10GbE x 1)
Read: 514.46 MB/s
Write: 749.31 MB/s
iSCSI Sequential Read/Write (512KB, 10GbE x 1))
Read: 417.13 MB/s
Write: 588.78 MB/s
Windows Sequential Read/Write (10GB file, 1GbE x 2 Link Aggregation ALB)
Read: 222.54 MB/s
Write: 225.26 MB/s
iSCSI Sequential Read/Write (10GB file, 1GbE x 2 Link Aggregation ALB)
Read: 202.33 MB/s
Write: 219.65 MB/s
Windows Read/Write (5GB file, 1GbE x 1)
Read: 112.86 MB/s
Write: 112.5 MB/s
iSCSI Read/Write (5GB file, 1GbE x 1)
Read: 102.4 MB/s
Write: 119.54 MB/s


Provides both Windows ACL and Linux ACL permission configuration methods
Can enable Windows ACL for specific shared folders
Comprehensive support for Windows' 13 types of advanced permission settings
Can view Windows ACL permission settings from within ADM
Supports local users and groups
Exclusive permission reset function allows users to quickly restore default permissions
Scheduled Scans
Automatic Virus Definition Updates
Quarantine Infected Files
Asustor Portal
Supports Output for 4 Channels of Megapixel IP Camera Video Feeds
Chrome Web Browser and YouTube Integration
Downloads from Chrome Automatically Saved to the NAS
Power Control Settings: Power on, Sleep, Restart, and Wake via Remote
Customizable Asustor Portal Desktop Wallpaper
Add Shortcuts to Favorite Websites
Increased TV Compatibility via Overscan and Resolution Settings
Language, Resolution, Overscan, Screensaver, Default App, VirtualBox Shortcuts Settings
Virtual Machines are Able to run the Following Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Solaris, Mac OS X
Virtual Machine Import Format: OVF
Virtual Machine Export Format: OVF 0.9, OVF 1.0, OVF 2.0
Virtual Machine Snapshots
Virtual Machine HDMI Audio Output
Physical NAS Network Port can be Designated for use by Specific Virtual Machine
XBMC 13.1
Play All Media Content Stored on NAS
Video Output via HDMI
TV Shows, Movies, Apps and More
ASUSTOR Customized Features
AiRemote Mobile App
Supports SBS 3D Playback (Side By Side)
Download Center
Supports BT(Torrent & Magnet Link), HTTP, and FTP Downloads
Torrent Search
Choose Files Before a BT Task Starts
Customizable Download Schedule
Bandwidth Control
RSS Subscription and Automatic Downloading (Broadcatching)
ASUSTOR Download Assistant for Windows & Mac
AiDownload for iOS & Android
AiDownload for iOS & Android with Push Notification
Smart Download Function
Each ADM Account is Able to Individually Log in to One Dropbox Account
Supported Backup Methods:
- Sync
File Explorer
Web-based File Management
ISO File Mounting
Share Links
Task Monitor
Browse Files on Local PC
Thumbnail Previews
FTP Explorer
Directory Structure View with Drag & Drop Transfers
Task Monitor
Stopping of Transmission Task & Resumption of Connection
Encrypted Connections: Explicit over TLS, Implicit over TLS
FTP Site Manager
Bandwidth Control
Maximum Simultaneous Transfer Control
Google Drive
Each ADM Account is Able to Individually Log in to One Google Account
Supported Backup Methods:
- Sync
- Directly Upload Files to Google Drive from NAS
- Directly Download Files from Google Drive to NAS
Each ADM Account is Able to Individually Log in to One HiDrive Account
Supported Backup Methods:
- Directly Upload Files to HiDrive from NAS
- Directly Download Files from HiDrive to NAS
Supported Protocols:
- Rsync
- Rsync + SSH
Currently only available for Windows Chrome. Installation of the VLC media player browser plug-in is required
Supports the use of DVB-T/DTMB digital TV dongles to stream and record scheduled digital TV programs
Only certain countries and territories support DVB-T
Supports multiple TV tuners. A single TV tuner can only stream or record from one channel at a time
Playback of High-Definition Video Files
Supports External Subtitles and Multiple Audio Channels
Supports the Browsing of Photos
Recently Added, Recently Watched and Favorite Browsing Categories
Supports Browsing of Electronic Program Guides
Edit and Manage Recording Tasks
Configure Recording Tasks: Time, Length, and Recording Frequency
No Need for an EPG, Just Select a Channel and Time to Begin Recording
Recording Task Log
Configurable Favorite Programs to Record
Supported video formats: avi, flv, mov, mp4, mkv, mka, ts, mpg, ra, ram, rm, rv, rmvb
Supported video codec:aac_latm, aac, ac3_fixed, ac3, dca, eac3, h.264, mlp, mp1, mp2, mp3, mpeg2video, mpeg4, treuhd, vc1, wmav2, wmv3
Supported external subtitle formats: srt, ass, ssav
Supported photo formats: jpg, jpeg, bmp, png, gif, tif
Background conversions (mp4)
A variety of conversion resolution options: 240p, 360p, 480p,720p, 1080p
Smart Folder automatically adds conversion tasks
Supports smart converting
Supports scheduled conversion tasks
iTunes Server
For iTunes on Mac & Windows
Supports AirPlay
Supports iOS Remote Pairing
Supported Audio Formats: AIF, M4A (AAC & Apple Loseless), M4P, M4R, MP3, WAV
Supported Video Formats: M4V, MOV, MP4
Supported Playlist Formats: M3U, WPL
Mail Server
Each ADM Account can Become an Independent Email Account
Email Activity Monitor (Over 1 Week, 1/3/6 Months)
Provides SMTP, IMAP and POP3 Mail Protocols
Supports SMTP Relay and Verification
SMTP-SSL Secure Connections
Spam Filter and Black List Settings
Antivirus Scanning for Emails
Email Alias Creation and Mapping
Monitoring of Mail Queue
Mail Service Activity Log
Exclusive Email Backup Mechanism
Auto-Forwarding and Auto-Response Protocols
Photo Gallery
Social Media Support: Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Plurk
Manage Photo Album Access Rights: Public Access, Restricted to Certain Accounts, Album Password
Customizable Photo Album Cover
Supports Display of Image EXIF Values, Editable Description, Image Rotation
Supports Playing Images via Slideshow
Supports Downloading of Image Source Files
Supports User Comments
Supports Tagging of Photos
Search for Photos via Keyword or Tag
Supported Image Format: JPG, PNG, GIF
Surveillance Center
Live Monitoring (4 Free Channels)
Multiple Channel Playback with Audio
Supported Browsers: Internet Explorer, Chrome, FireFox (Windows only)
Event Notification
Supports Local Output of 4 Video Feed Channels
Recording via Schedule and Event Detection
Add Additional IP Camera Channels via Purchasable LicensesBuy now
Max. Number of IP Cameras (Including 4 Free Channels): 24
Import Personal/Public Music Collection
Personal/Public Music Collection Permission Control
Playlist Editor
ID3 Tag Editor
Local Speaker Support: HDMI, USB, Audio Jack
Supported Audio Formats for Browser: MP3, WAV, Ogg
Supported Audio Formats for Transcoding Through Browser: AIFF, Flac
Supported Audio Formats for Local Speaker: MP3, WAV, Ogg, AIFF, Flac
ASUS DAC Support
Download from YouTube, Vimeo, YouKu, Tudou, and More
Selectable the Video Type and Quality
Automatic Downloads with YouTube Subscriptions
Preview Downloads in Progress
Online Playback
UPnP Media Server
Supports PS3 and other Digital Media Player Capable Devices
Supports On-The-Fly Transcoding for Most RAW Images and Audio(OGG, FLAC)
Supported Image Formats: BMP, GIF, ICO, JPG, PNG, PSD, TIF, RAW Image⁴ (3FR, ARW, CR2, CRW, DCR, DNG, ERF, KDC, MEF, MOS, MRW, NEF, NRW, ORF, PEF, RAF, RAW, RW2, SR2, X3F)
Supported Audio Formats: 3GP, AAC, AC3, AIFC, AIFF, AMR, APE, AU, AWB, FLAC1, M4A, M4R, MP2, MP3, OGG Vorbis1, PCM, WAV, WMA
Supported Video Formats: 3GP, 3G2, ASF, AVI, DAT, FLV, ISO, M2T, M2V, M2TS, M4V, MKV, MPv4, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, MTS, MOV, QT, SWF, TP, TRP, TS, VOB, WMV, RMVB, VDR, MPE
VPN Client
Supported VPN Protocols: PPTP, OpenVPN
Transmission Package Monitor
PPTP Authentication: PAP, CHAP, MS CHAP, MS CHAP2
PPTP Encryption: No MPPE, MPPE (40, 128 bit), Maximum MPPE (128 bit)
OpenVPN Port Control
OpenVPN Link Compression
VPN Server
Supports PPTP and OpenVPN Protocols
View Current Connections & Ability to Disconnect Suspicious Connections
Comprehensive Connection Log
In the Box
Asustor AS7012RD 12-Bay Enterprise NAS Server
  • AC Power Cord
  • 4 x RJ-45 LAN Cables (Cat 5e)
  • 48 x Flat Head Screws for 3.5" HDD
  • 48 x Flat Head Screws for 2.5" HDD
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Asustor AS7012RD Specs

    Hardware & Packaging
    Hardware Specifications
    CPU 3.5 GHz Intel Core i3 Dual-Core Processor
    Memory 4 GB of UDIMM DDR3 RAM, expandable to 32 GB
    HDD 12 x 3.5" / 2.5" SATA II & III hard drives or SSDs
    Hot Swappable Drives Yes
    Ports 4 x USB 3.0 ports
    2 x eSATA ports
    Expansion 2 x for optional 10GbE / SAS card expansion
    Network 4 x Gigabit Ethernet
    HDMI 1 x HDMI 1.4a
    System Fan 3 x 60 mm
    Input Power Voltage 100 to 240 VAC
    Certification FCC, CE, VCCI, BSMI, C-TICK
    Power Consumption Operation: 122
    Disk Hibernation: 54.8
    Sleep Mode: 4.09
    Operating Temperature 40 to 95°F / 4 to 35°C
    Humidity 5 to 95% relative humidity
    Software & Features
    Operating System ADM 2.0 Onwards
    Built-in App Central for Various Apps
    Supported OS Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, Server 2012, Server 2008, Server 2003
    Supported Browsers Internet Explorer 9 and later
    Virtualization VMware ready
    Citrix ready
    Network Protocols CIFS/SMB, AFP, NFS, FTP, WebDAV, Rsync, SSH, SFTP, iSCSI, HTTP, HTTPS, SMB 2.0, TFTP, Proxy
    File System Internal Disk: EXT4
    External Disk: FAT32, NTFS, EXT3, EXT4, HFS+
    Storage Management Support Multiple Volumes with Spare Disks
    Volume Type: Single disk, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10
    Support for Online RAID Level Migration
    Support for Online RAID Capacity Expansion
    MyArchive Insert Hard Disk & Immediately Access Files
    Transfer or Exchange Terabytes of Data via the Internal Hot-Swap SATA Interface
    Up to 2 Bays Reserved for MyArchive Docking Purposes
    iSCSI Maximum Targets: 256
    Maximum LUNs: 512
    Target Masking
    LUN Mapping
    ISO File Mounting
    Supports MCS
    Persistent (SCSI-3) Reservations
    Disk Management Scheduled Bad Block Scans
    Scheduled S.M.A.R.T Scans
    Network TCP/IP (IPv4 & IPv6)
    Link Aggregation: Supports 802.3ad and Six Other Modes for Load Balancing and/or Network Failover
    Jumbo Frame (MTU)
    Cloud Connect
    Wireless Network
    DDNS and EZ-Router Compatibility
    Supports Wake-on-LAN (WOL)
    Backup Solutions Rsync (Remote Sync) Backup
    Cloud Backup
    FTP Backup
    External Backup
    One Touch Backup
    System Administration Log Type: System Log, Connection Log, File Access Log
    Real-time Online User Monitor
    Real-time System Monitor
    Network Recycle Bin
    User Quota
    Virtual Drive (ISO Mounting, Maximum 16)
    UPS Support
    Access Control Maximum Number of Users: 16,384
    Maximum Number of Groups: 512
    Maximum Number of Shared Folders: 512
    Maximum Number of Concurrent Connections: 2,048
    Supports Windows Active Directory
    Security AES 256-Bit Folder Encryption
    Firewall: Prevent Unauthorized Access
    Network Defender: Prevent Network Attacks
    Alert Notifications: E-mail, SMS
    Encrypted Connections: HTTPS, FTP over SSL/TLS, SSH, SFTP, Rsync over SSH
    External Devices Supports USB/eSATA3 External Storage Devices
    USB Wi-Fi Dongle Support
    Bluetooth Dongle/Speaker Support
    USB Printer Support
    USB DAC/IR Receiver/Keyboard/Mouse Support
    Dimensions & Weight
    Dimensions 3.5 x 17.3 x 21.1" / 88.0 x 439.0 x 535.0 mm
    Weight 30.29 lb / 13.74 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 43.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 28.25 x 23.25 x 10.35"

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