Asustor AS-604RD 4-Bay Rackmount NAS Server (Diskless)

Asustor AS-604RD 4-Bay Rackmount NAS Server (Diskless)

Asustor AS-604RD 4-Bay Rackmount NAS Server (Diskless)

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Product Highlights

  • 2.13 GHz Dual-Core Processor
  • Holds 4x SATA II/III 2.5/3.5" Drives
  • Outfitted with USB 3.0 and SATA III
  • iSCSI Support as Virtualization
  • Support for Windows Active Directory
  • 1GB SO-DIMM DDR3 (Expandable.Max.3GB)
  • Military Grade AES 256-Bit Encryption
  • Support for RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10
  • Uninterruptible Dual Power Supply
  • Cross Platform File Sharing
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The Diskless AS-604RD 4-Bay Rackmount NAS Server from Asustor provides businesses with a cost-effective, full-featured network storage solution. It safeguards your most precious data and increases productivity by allowing you to take advantage of a host of add-on application.

You no longer need to worry about accidentally losing your vital documents. The server provides you with a complete host of data protection and backup solutions to look after your most important information, creating a stress-free and liberating user experience.

Using backup utilities such as Backup Plan and Apple Time Machine, you can easily backup data from a Windows PC or Mac directly onto the NAS device. The NAS device also offers a variety of RAID configurations, allowing you to select the most appropriate configuration for your security needs.

Moreover, the NAS server supports a multitude of two-way sync and backup options. Besides backing up your data onto a NAS device, you can also further back up the data from a NAS device onto other devices. The NAS server supports backup via the cloud, external hard drive, Rsync and FTP. In the unfortunate event of a disaster, the server helps to recover and restore your data with the utmost speed, thereby helping you avoid the damage that can be caused by data loss. A stable and efficient shared storage is a must for your virtual environment. The server supports iSCSI and NFS, allowing you to seamlessly integrate with any existing IT environments. Additionally, all NAS server devices are verified as VMware, Citrix and Hyper-V ready, providing you with a flexible and cost-efficient virtual storage solution. The applications come pre-installed with each NAS server device. At your convenience, you can browse through and download any application that peak your interest from App Central. App Central allows you to explore the unlimited potential of NAS server devices while creating a personalized NAS device for yourself.

Whether your interests lie in business, website construction or even digital home entertainment, App Central provides you with the boundless variety of applications that you require to satisfy your digital lifestyle needs.

The NAS server is designed and developed around ecologically friendly concepts. When in use, it consumes far less power than the average computer or server. Furthermore, advanced power control features allow you to more efficiently manage your NAS device and hard drives. This lowers your electricity bill and prolongs the lifespan of your hard drives all at the same time.

All NAS server products are constructed in accordance with RoHS standards and use recyclable packaging materials, striving for the smallest ecological footprint possible. The NAS device allows you to enjoy the conveniences of cloud computing, while simultaneously providing you with high data security.

The NAS server comes pre-installed with ADM Defender, which protects your data against all malicious attacks. Secure multitenancy and SSL encryption enable users to access their data in a protected and stress-free environment. In addition, the NAS server supports military grade AES 256-bit encryption for each individual shared folder, giving you the type of security and privacy that you require for your most confidential data.

In addition to providing security for your data, Asustor caters to your other security interests. The pre-installed Surveillance Center lets you collectively manage an array of IP cameras. Through the power of the Internet, you can keep an eye on all your valued interests. In the event of any disruptions, Surveillance Center will notify you at once.

ADM 2.0

Simplified Management
Seamless System Migration
With this NAS, switching to a higher capacity NAS model is easy. When it's time to move your storage volumes to an up-to-date system, simply take out your existing hard drives and then insert them into the current system. Your current system will be up and running instantly.

Dr. Asustor
Dr. Asustor performs general checkups on all of your settings. If certain settings are found to be compromising the security of your system or data, Dr. Asustor will provide you with the appropriate set of instructions to fully restore security and protection.
Multitasking
True Multitasking
With true multitasking you can instantly switch to another application and then switch back to the previous one to pick up right where you left off. ADM allows you to simultaneously run different applications all at once while giving you the power to seamlessly switch between them.

Background Operation
Occasionally, tasks such as uploading or downloading multimedia may take some time. ADM is able to perform such tasks in the background, effectively freeing you up to complete other tasks.
Searchlight
Quickly Find the Items You Need
Searchlight is a rapid search technology that is built into ADM and provides quick and precise searches, allowing you to easily find the files that you need. Searchlight also features instant file previewing and fuzzy searches, substantially increasing your efficiency and productivity.
User Interface
Intuitive Controls
Using a NAS has never been easier. ADM's fresh and vibrant user interface features intuitive and familiar modern operating system controls.

My Favorites
The My Favorites feature lets you quickly open your most frequently used applications by pinning them to the taskbar, thereby increasing your productivity and efficiency.

Personalized Desktop
Customize your desktop to your liking. Whether it's organizing your applications or changing your home screen wallpaper, ADM gives you the freedom to design the look and feel of your desktop. Furthermore, the "My Favorites" feature lets you pin frequently used applications to the taskbar allowing for easy access.
System Notifications
Enjoy Peace of Mind
The NAS server features real-time system event notifications, allowing you to enjoy peace of mind knowing that you'll be notified about any major system events. Notifications can be sent via email, SMS or push notification, giving you a variety of ways to instantly stay on top of the current developments.

File Sharing

FTP Explorer
A Fast and Reliable FTP Client
You can directly transfer files and browse FTP sites from within the convenience of the ADM desktop with Asustor's FTP Explorer. Enjoy drag and drop file transfers, bandwidth control for uploads and downloads, resuming downloads and more.

Manage Multiple FTP Sites
FTP Explorer provides you with an FTP site management function that allows users to store and manage information for all their favorite FTP sites. You need to just click on the FTP site of your choice to quickly connect to it. Furthermore, you can enjoy simultaneous file transfers to multiple FTP sites along with bandwidth controls which increase productivity and efficiency.

Support for Resuming Downloads
With FTP Explorer you will no longer need to worry about restarting file transfers due to dropped connections or interruptions. FTP Explorer fully supports resuming downloads, allowing file transfers to pick up right where they left off after a disconnection, effectively eliminating the need to waste time on restarting file transfers.
File Explorer
Manage Your Files
File Explorer comes pre-installed with ADM and can be used to browse and manage the files on your NAS. It is able to display all directories and files found on your storage volumes. No matter if the task is uploading, downloading, moving, copying, compressing, decompressing or ISO file mounting, all of these tasks and more can be done from within File Explorer.

Web Access
File Explorer is also able to facilitate file sharing over the web. An Internet connection and a web browser are all you need. You simply need to open ADM in your favorite web browser to begin sharing, uploading and downloading files with File Explorer.

Share Links
Lets you instantly create download links for files that you want to share, allowing you to share files with people who don't have accounts on the NAS. Expiry dates can also be set for each Share Link that you create, allowing for safe and flexible management.

Task Monitor
Helps you easily monitor the status of upload and download as well as break through the 2GB file size upload limit found on most web browsers, giving you the freedom to upload much larger files.
Virtual Drive
A Cost-Effective Solution
The NAS server supports the mounting of ISO files which provides you with a cost effective and environmentally friendly solution that effectively lowers CD and DVD waste.

Convenient for All
If you are an IT specialist needing to install software on a large group of clients, you simply have to mount an ISO file on the NAS for all clients to access. This significantly reduces the time and effort needed for installation. If you are a home user always searching for CDs whenever you need to install software with ISO mounting, you can store all your software on your NAS and then have it ready for you to install whenever you need it. No matter if it's for business or personal use, the ability to mount ISO files provides convenience for all users.
Windows, Mac & Linux
Windows, Mac & Linux
The NAS server provides seamless cross-platform file sharing, allowing you to easily connect to your NAS device no matter if you are using Windows, Mac OS or UNIX operating systems. The transfer protocols that you may use to connect to a NAS device are as follows:
Windows: CIFS/SMB, FTP and WebDAV
Mac OS X: AFP, SMB, NFS, FTP and WebDAV
Linux: NFS, SMB, FTP and WebDAV Additionally, the NAS server features Network Recycle Bin. Any files you delete will be moved to the Recycle Bin, allowing you to restore any accidentally deleted files. Transfer protocols supported by the Recycle Bin include CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP and File Explorer.

Apps Infinity

App Central
Unleash Unlimited Potential
The applications come pre-installed with each NAS server. At your convenience, you can browse through and download any applications that peak your interest from App Central. App Central allows you to explore the unlimited potential of the NAS server devices while creating a personalized NAS for yourself.

Many Ways to Browse
App Central gives you a multitude of options for exploring its content. You can search for Apps using keywords or browse for Apps by category, popularity, recommendation and more. Multi-lingual support ensures that users from all over the world can comfortably browse in the language of their choice.

Countless Apps
Whether your interests lie in business, website construction or even digital home entertainment, App Central has got you covered. With over 90 unique Apps, App Central provides you with the boundless variety of applications that you require to satisfy your digital lifestyle needs.

Backup & Restore

One Touch Backup
Simple to Use
Simply plug your USB storage device or camera into the NAS server and push the backup button. Your data will then be copied to a location on the NAS that you specify. The NAS server ensures that your photos and data they are protected with just the push of a button.

Hassle-Free Backup
One Touch Backup also allows you to back up the data on your NAS, hassle-free. Asustor's 2-way transfer support allows for your NAS data to be copied to your favorite USB storage device, providing an effective disaster recovery solution.
Cloud Backup
Connect to the Cloud
Now home and business users alike can back up data from their NAS server to popular cloud storage service, Amazon S3, further ensuring the protection of their data. This means that in the event that the data on your NAS is damaged, you will be able to immediately restore it from Amazon S3. The NAS server is able to both upload to and download from Amazon S3, letting you get backup and restoration jobs done in just a few easy steps.
Time Machine Backup
Optimized for your Mac
You can use your Mac's built-in backup, Time Machine, to easily back up your Mac to your NAS. The NAS server has been optimized for use with Time Machine, providing Mac lovers with a familiar and easy-to-use backup solution.

Multi-User Support
Different Mac users can now safely backup their computers to the same NAS device. Unlike other NAS devices, the NAS server does not just use one group account to carry out backup jobs for all Mac users, storing all their jobs under the same directory. It enables each Mac user to use an independent account and backup location thereby guaranteeing privacy for all.
FTP Backup
Excellent Backup Performance
FTP has always been a widely used and popular transfer protocol. The NAS's FTP Backup function may be used to complete tasks such as:
Transfer or backup of the data from your NAS to an FTP server.
Initiating downloads of data from an FTP server to your NAS. FTP Backup supports two-way data transfers, incremental backups and the scheduling of your NAS to perform regular backup jobs. It effectively simplifies data backup while substantially reducing the burden on IT staff.
Windows Backup
Backup Plan
Asustor's Backup Plan software for Windows provides you with worry-free backup. Simply schedule a regular backup job of your PC to your NAS, then let Backup Plan take care of the rest. Backup Plan will work in the background to ensure that your PC is always backed up.

Real-Time Synchronization
Any data that is lost between scheduled backups is unprotected. Backup Plan lets you configure real-time file synchronization for those important and ever-changing file folders. Any changes that you make to your protected files and folders will be updated in real-time. Now you can rest assured knowing that your critical files are always protected and up to date.

Restore with Just One Click
With Asustor's Backup Plan, data restoration is a breeze. In the unfortunate event that you lose your data, all you need to do is click on the "Restore" button and your data will be restored back to its previous location.
Mission Mode

Never again worry about your critical backup jobs stopping or failing to complete. Your NAS server won't stop until it's "mission complete". Sometimes backup jobs may be stopped because of various connection problems with a busy server on the other end. For Rsync, FTP, external and cloud backups, Asustor's Mission Mode allows you to configure the number of connection attempts and time interval for connection attempts, ensuring the successful completion of your backup mission. This also gives IT administrators a significant amount of flexibility when configuring backup jobs.
External Backup
Regular Backups of Your Vital Data Asustor's built-in RAID storage technology can provide a certain level of data protection, however, regularly backing up the data on your NAS is also very important. The External backup function supports two-way data transfers, incremental backups and the scheduling of your NAS to perform regular backup jobs. It may be used to complete tasks such as:
Transfer or backup of the data from your NAS to an external device.
Initializing the copying of data from an external device to your NAS

High Speed Transfers
The NAS server supports the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface. When you need to copy files from your NAS to an external device for sharing or exchange, you can utilize a multitude of transmission interfaces supported by the NAS server (USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and eSATA*) to quickly get the job done. 1
Rsync Backup
The Ultimate Tool for Remote Backup
Rsync is an application originally developed for UNIX that is usually used for backup and sync between two computers. By providing block-level replication, Rsync is able to offer incremental backup. Incremental backup allows for successive backup jobs (after your first backup job) to only copy data that has changed since your last backup job. Rsync is suitable for use with files and data that are always changing. It reduces your backup time while significantly reducing bandwidth usage.

A Rich and Flexible Backup Solution
Asustor's Rsync Backup function supports two-way data transfers, incremental backup, encrypted backup as well as the scheduling of your NAS to perform regular backup jobs. It effectively simplifies data backup while substantially reducing the burden on IT staff. Asustor's Rsync backup function may be used to complete tasks such as:
The transfer or backup of data from your NAS to an Rsync compatible server
Initiating downloads of the data from an Rsync compatible server to your NAS
Dropbox
Always In Sync
Now you can sync your NAS to your Dropbox. Simply download and install the Dropbox App from App Central, and you will be able to sync the files in your Dropbox to your NAS. Whether its further backing up your Dropbox files or syncing files from your work computer to your NAS at home, Dropbox on the NAS server lets you thoroughly enjoy the convenience of cloud computing.

Supports Multiple Users
Everyone using your NAS can enjoy the convenience of Dropbox. With Dropbox on Asustor's NAS, each and every user on the NAS will be able to sync their personal Dropboxes to the NAS. All of their data and files will be separately stored, ensuring privacy for all.

Server Hosting

FTP Server
Your own FTP Server
FTP is one of the most widely used and popular transfer protocols in the world. Every NAS server has a built-in FTP server feature that allows you to create a personal FTP server in just a matter of seconds. Hosting your own FTP server will instantly give you the power to share and exchange files over the Internet.

Anywhere Access
With FTP server, you can access your NAS via FTP from almost anywhere in the world. No matter if you are on a business trip or vacation, or wish to share files with family and friends, all that's needed is a device with Internet access and the data on your NAS can be accessed in no time.
Web Server
Host Your Own Website
No matter if it is a personal blog, company website, or e-commerce website, the Web Server function lets you host your very own website right on the NAS. Furthermore, you can use App Central to download Apps for content management, database management, bulletin board systems and more, allowing you to easily set up different types of websites in just minutes.

Multiple Websites
Additionally, for users who wish to host more than one website, the Virtual Host function lets them host multiple websites on the NAS. This provides for easy maintenance and significantly reduced server setup costs, while offering data protection benefits as well.

Easy Access

Cloud Connect
Your Private Cloud
If you are worried about the safety of storing your data in public cloud storage, the built-in Cloud Connect function can help you to quickly create your own private cloud. Sign up for a unique and personal Cloud ID and you will be able to connect to your NAS server from almost any corner of the world.

Exclusively Yours
Once you enable Cloud Connect, you will be able to have a personalized hostname (i.e., allen.myasustor.com) and use MyAsustors to connect to your NAS. No matter if you are in the office or on vacation, you will now be able to enjoy the convenience of cloud access from anywhere and at any time.
EZ-Router
EZ Configuration
ADM's built-in EZ-Router function helps you easily complete router configuration in a snap.

Your Customized Cloud Server
EZ-Router allows your NAS to quickly integrate with the cloud by helping you configure designated ports. Additionally, it gives you the flexibility to specify the services you want enabled, helping you to create a customized cloud server for yourself.
DDNS
Easy Access
If you can't remember your ever-changing IP address, sign up for DDNS service to get an easy-to-remember hostname for your NAS. Further, pair it with the EZ-Router function and you can get remote access to your NAS from anywhere and at any time. The NAS server currently supports the following DDNS providers:
oray.com
freedns.afraid.org
no-ip.com
twoDNS.de
3322.net
dnsexit.com
changeip.com
DynamicDo!.jp
Dyndns

Storage Management

Online Capacity Expansion
Increase Your Storage Space
The NAS server allows you to overcome the problems related to insufficient storage by supporting online capacity expansion.* This means you can easily swap out all your old disks for higher capacity ones without turning off your NAS. Now you can increase the storage capacity of your NAS without worrying about getting an entire new system.

Uninterrupted Access
During the capacity expansion process, while your data is being transferred over to the new disks, you will still be able to access everything on the NAS. Online capacity expansion does not require any advanced IT skills to execute and helps you to eliminate cumbersome backup and migration procedures. The NAS automatically upgrades its capacity whenever required. 2
Online RAID Migration
Upgrade on the Fly
After using your NAS for a while you may be looking to upgrade the RAID level of your storage volumes in order to reap the benefits of increased data protection. However, you may be a bit apprehensive due to concerns about backing up or migrating your data. The NAS server provides you with online RAID migration which lets you migrate your storage volume's RAID level to a higher one while your NAS is still online. Your NAS remains completely operational and you will have full access to your files while migration is ongoing.

Advantages of RAID Migration
RAID migration provides you with a variety of flexible deployment options. If you are on a tight budget and don't want to buy a complete set of hard disks along with your NAS, you can just buy one or two disks according to your needs. Later, when your storage needs require it, you can choose to buy more disks and adjust your RAID level accordingly.
RAID
Ultimate Data Protection
The NAS server makes use of RAID storage technology to provide protection for your data. RAID mainly revolves around the core concept of combining your disks to protect the data inside. Various RAID level configurations are offered for you to choose from when creating storage volumes. Each RAID level offers a differing degree of data protection, system performance and storage space.

Energy Efficiency

Power-Saving Options
One Green Machine
The NAS server is designed around ecologically friendly concepts and features a host of power-saving options that can help users save on their power bills. This allows users to enjoy the conveniences of technology while helping to protect the environment at the same time.
Features such as power management schedules allow you to configure startup and shutdown times for the NAS while disk hibernation allows you to assign times for your hard disks to automatically enter hibernation mode when there is no data access to them. This helps you to save power while also prolonging the lifespan of your disks. Asustor's exclusive power-saving features also include power management options for LED indicators, LCD display options which allow you to either display a custom message or the local temperature and smart fans which automatically adjust their speed according to the temperature. The NAS server is fully compliant with the current EuP standards (EuP 2.0).
System Sleep Mode and Instant Wake
Sleep Mode
The NAS server features System Sleep Mode (S3) and instant wake. When your NAS is not in use you can lower its power consumption by putting it into Sleep Mode.

Instant Wake Times
No longer will you have to endure those long waits while your NAS slowly starts up. With this NAS server, you get to enjoy almost instantaneous wake times. Wake your NAS up when you need it and put it to sleep when you don't. No matter what time of day or night, get immediate access to your NAS when you need it the most.

System & Data Security

ADM Defender

Use ADM Defender's firewall to control access to your NAS. Ensure the security of your system by deciding who has access to your NAS and who doesn't.

Network Defender
ADM Defender's Network Defender function protects you from malicious attacks and prevents hackers from trying to access your NAS. Any client IP addresses with too many unsuccessful login attempts to your NAS within a specified time period will be blocked by Network Defender.
Folder-Based AES 256-Bit Encryption
Military Grade Encryption
Your most important data deserves the best security. The NAS server offers folder-based military grade AES 256-bit encryption, giving you the type of security and privacy that you require for your most confidential data. All data stored in encrypted folders will be automatically highly encrypted and secured. Should you ever lose your NAS or hard disks, you still needn't worry about your sensitive data falling into the wrong hands.

Folder-Based Efficiency
Unlike other NAS devices, this NAS server gives you the flexibility to select the individual folders that you want to encrypt. Other NAS devices encrypt entire storage volumes which significantly slow down the system. Any encrypted portions of storage volumes will be subject to a decrease in performance. This NAS server provides you the freedom to encrypt only your most confidential data while leaving other data unencrypted, creating a perfect balance between performance and security.

Home Entertainment

SoundsGood
Enjoy Your Music Collection from Anywhere
SoundsGood is a web music player that can play all the music stored on your NAS over the Internet. Now you can access your music from anywhere and even share your music collection with family and friends.

Personalized Settings
With SoundsGood, each user can have his own personalized music collection and playlists. Users are free to configure any folder on the NAS as a music source along with options for setting the music source as public or private.

Edit with Ease
SoundsGood's built-in ID3 tag editor allows you to conveniently edit the ID3 tags for your entire music collection without having to use any additional software.
iTunes Server
All Your Music on All Your Computers
Now you can store all your music and movies on your NAS server and have them streamed to any Mac or Windows computer within the local network. AirPlay, iOS remote pairing and playlists are also supported. For more details, be sure to check out iTunes server in App Central.

Your Digital Sound System
iTunes server also works with the amplifier on your home sound system. Use the NAS's HDMI port to connect it to your amplifier and in a snap you'll have a digital stereo system ready with all your favorite songs. Furthermore, you can utilize the iOS Remote app to turn any iOS device into a remote control for your music. Get ready to enjoy stereo surround sound from the comfort of your own home with the NAS server and iTunes server.
Download Center
Convenient Downloading
Download Center provides a one-stop solution that simplifies the entire download process. Powerful features allow you to easily search for and download the files that you need in the blink of an eye. The AiDownload mobile App allows you to use your mobile device to search, add and manage your download tasks while on the go. BitTorrent downloads have never been this convenient.

Intelligent Features Download Center also offers many intelligent features such as RSS downloading (broadcatching) and scheduled downloads. With RSS downloading, you can have Download Center automatically search RSS feeds for torrents of your favorite content and then have that content automatically downloaded to your NAS server as soon as it is released. This feature is great for regularly released content like TV shows.

Smart Download Folder
With the Smart Download Folder function you can specify a folder on the NAS as a Smart Download folder. For any torrents that are added to the folder, a download task will be added and Download Center will automatically begin downloading the torrent.
UPnP Media Server
Effortless Multimedia Streaming
Each and every NAS server can be outfitted with the UPnP Multi Media Server App that allows it to become your home's multimedia streaming server. As long as you have devices that support UPnP (for example, SONY BRAVIA TV or PlayStation3), you will be able to browse and stream all multimedia stored on your NAS. You can also use UPnP or DMP compatible applications on your mobile devices to stream multimedia from your NAS.
Local Display
The Ultimate Combination
The NAS server not only serves as your home's multimedia server, but also becomes a media player through the use of the well-known multimedia player Apps Boxee and XBMC*. Boxee and XBMC allow you to play all the multimedia content stored on your NAS on your LCD/LED TV. Simply connect your NAS to your TV using an HDMI cable and you are ready to go. You can also use our AiRemote mobile app or the Asustor remote as a remote control for Boxee and XBMC*. AiRemote will also allow you to directly play videos on your mobile device. 3

Video Surveillance

Live View
Keep an Eye
Worried about leaving your home unattended? Keep an eye on the most important things with Surveillance Center. Surveillance Center's fully optimized interface allows you to simultaneously view live feeds from up to 4 IP cameras, take snapshots and control the pan tilt and zoom functions of all cameras, giving you complete peace of mind.
Recording and Playback
4 License Free Channels
Asustor's Surveillance Center comes with 4 license free channels, letting you to setup 4 different network IP cameras. This significantly lowers startup costs for your surveillance system. No matter if you prefer to use Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, Surveillance Center's easy-to-use browser based interface and quick start wizard will allow you to create a security surveillance system in a snap.

Record only when You Need to
Surveillance Center offers you a variety of recording options. No matter if you need scheduled continuous recording or recording only when certain events occur, Surveillance Center is sure to satisfy your needs. Surveillance Center's various recording modes are listed below:
Manual Recording: While viewing a live feed, you can click on the record button at any time to begin or stop recording. In the event that you do not stop your recording, Surveillance Center will record until your designated recording quota has been reached.
Continuous or Scheduled Recording: Whether you require 24/7 continuous recording or recording only during a specific time, Surveillance Center can get the job done, ensuring that you never miss any critical moments.
Motion Trigger Recording: In the event that any motion is detected in the surveilled environment, Surveillance Center will immediately begin recording, allowing you to save significant space on your hard disks and ensuring that you never miss any critical moments.
Alarm Trigger Recording: Triggering recording via a camera's alarm mechanism allows you to precisely record all critical events. By doing so, it not only saves space on your hard disks, but also lowers the amount of reading and writing on your hard disks, prolonging their life.
Motion Trigger and Alarm Trigger Recording: This mode combines motion trigger and alarm trigger recording. If either mode is triggered, recording will begin immediately. This is a comprehensive recording mode that ensures you will never miss any critical moments.
Event Notification and Management
Immediate Notification
When disruptions occur, you are notified immediately. You can use Surveillance Center's Event Management function to keep you informed of critical events. Whether these events are an alarm trigger, motion trigger or a disconnected camera, you can configure Surveillance Center to send you a notification immediately via email or SMS.

Access Control

Windows AD
Seamless Integration
Windows Active Directory (AD) is a directory service created by Microsoft widely used by many corporations that allows IT administrators to centralize and manage resources over a network. The NAS server can seamlessly integrate with Windows AD. After a NAS server has been successfully added to a Windows AD domain, AD users will be able to use their own AD accounts to log in to and access the NAS. This provides simple and efficient management for IT staff, as they do not need to create new accounts for every NAS added to the domain.

Easy Management
Managing large scale IT environments have always been a challenging task for IT managers. ADM's easy-to-use interface provides management tools for network users and groups, allowing IT administrators to configure different folder access rights for each Windows AD user and group.
Advanced Folder Permissions
Flexible Deployment
In addition to configuring different shared folder access rights on the NAS server, you can use ADM's File Explorer to configure access rights for individual folder and files. This provides great flexibility for managing access rights to data and is particularly useful for IT staff, as it gives them a myriad of convenient options when deploying the NAS in an enterprise environment.
Account Management
Efficient Management
ADM's account management function allows you to easily create, edit or remove user accounts on the NAS. You also have the option of creating different user groups. Configuring access rights for a group will allow the rights to be applied to all users in the group, thereby facilitating efficient management. Asustor's account management feature not only allows you to assign different folder access rights to each user on the NAS, but also gives you optimal management efficiency while ensuring the protection of your data.

Unified Storage

Virtualization
A Must for Your Virtual Environment
iSCSI and NFS are the primary data store solutions for virtual environments and are also important in spreading the use of virtualization as a whole. When compared with other storage mediums, this NAS server offers an optimal price/performance ratio and value which is of particular importance to small and medium businesses. iSCSI and NFS support on the NAS server allow you to seamlessly integrate with any existing IT environments. Furthermore, the NAS server is verified as VMware, Citrix and Hyper-V ready, providing you with a flexible and cost-efficient virtual storage solution.
IP SAN iSCSI Storage
Need for Unified Storage
Asustor provides a unified storage solution with an optimal price/performance ratio, allowing your NAS to act as a file or backup server and as an IP-SAN iSCSI storage device simultaneously. iSCSI can not only be used to expand a server's storage space, but also act as a datastore for a virtual server when used with a virtual environment like VMware, Citrix or Hyper-V. The iSCSI features supported by the NAS server devices include:
LUN Mapping
Target Masking
ISO File Mounting
MPIO & MCS Support
Persistent (SCSI-3) Reservations

Mobile Apps

AiDownload
Download On the Go
Enjoy the convenience of searching and downloading while on the go and then having your downloads ready on your NAS as soon as you get home, with the AiDownload app. AiDownload is a mobile app that interfaces with Asustor's Download Center to provide you with mobile download management. No matter if it's searching, downloading, configuring settings or monitoring, you can do it all with AiDownload.

Instant Notifications
AiDownload includes a push notification feature that alerts you when downloads have been completed. Now you are free to concentrate on your more important tasks, knowing that you will be notified as soon as your downloads are finished.
AiRemote
Sit Back and Relax
AiRemote is a mobile app that turns your mobile device into a remote control for Boxee on Asustor's NAS. Now you can operate Boxee wirelessly and access all the media content on your NAS from the comfort of your couch.
AiMaster
NAS Management at Your Fingertips
AiMaster is Asustor's NAS management app for mobile devices that allows you to easily control all your NAS devices no matter if you are a home user or IT administrator.

Instant Notifications
AiMaster features real-time system event notifications, allowing you to monitor your system status from the convenience of your mobile device. When certain events occur, notifications are sent to your mobile device in the form of push notifications, helping you stay abreast of all the current developments

Stay in Sync with Your NAS
With AiMaster you are never far from your NAS. Manage all your services, applications and backup jobs at any time and from any place. Execute one-touch backup jobs and monitor all users and system status. Even use the Find Me function to locate your NAS among many.
UPC: 887372000346
In the Box
Asustor AS-604RD 4-Bay Rackmount NAS Server (Diskless)
  • Installation CD
  • 2x AC Power Cords
  • 2x RJ-45 LAN Cables (Cat 5e)
  • 16x Flat Head Screws (for 3.5" HDD)
  • 16x Flat Head Screws (for 2.5" HDD)
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Hardware
    CPU Intel Atom 2.13 GHz Dual-Core Processor
    Memory 1 GB SO-DIMM DDR3 (Expandable. Max. 3 GB)
    Hard Disk Drive 4* x 2.5"(63.5 mm) or 3.5"(88.9 mm) SATA II or III

    Hard disks not included

    Compatibility Compatibility
    Expansion 2x USB 3.0
    4x USB 2.0
    2x eSATA
    Network 2x Gigabit Ethernet
    Output: 1x HDMI
    System Fan: 1x 1.57"(40 mm)
    Power Voltage Input 100 V to 240 VAC
    Compliance FCC, CE, VCCI, BSMI, C-TICK
    Software
    Operation Mode System Sleep Mode (S3): Yes
    Auto-Standby: for Internal and External Disks
    Auto Fan Control: Yes
    LED Night Mode: Yes Power Schedule: On, Off, Restart, and Sleep
    Operating System ADM 1.0 Onwards
    Built-in App Central for Various Apps
    OS Supported Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
    Server 2003, Server 2008, Server 2012
    Mac OS X 10.6 Onwards
    UNIX, Linux, and BSD
    Languages German, English, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, Korean,
    Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Polish
    Browser Internet Explorer 9 Onwards
    FireFox
    Chrome
    Safari
    Network Protocol CIFS/SMB, AFP, NFS, FTP,
    WebDAV, Rsync, SSH, SFTP,
    iSCSI, HTTP, HTTPS
    File System Internal Disk: EXT4
    External Disk: FAT32, NTFS, EXT3, EXT4, HFS+
    Storage Management Support Multiple Volumes with Spare Disks
    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
    Disk Management Scheduled Bad Block Scans
    Scheduled S.M.A.R.T Scans
    iSCSI Maximum Targets: 256
    Maximum LUNs: 256
    Target Masking
    LUN Mapping
    ISO File Mounting
    Supports MPIO & MCS
    Persistent (SCSI-3) Reservations
    Network Architecture TCP/IP (IPv4 & IPv6)
    Link Aggregation: Supports 802.3ad and Six Other Modes for
    Load Balancing and/or Network Failover
    Jumbo Frame (MTU)
    VLAN
    Cloud Connect
    Wireless Network
    DDNS and EZ-Router

    USB Wi-Fi dongle not included.

    Backup Solution 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 Compatibility
    Access Control Maximum Number of Users: 4096
    Maximum Number of Groups: 512
    Maximum Number of Shared Folders: 512
    Maximum Number of Concurrent Connections: 512
    Supports Windows Active Directory
    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

    *Metadata (e.g. title) may not be able to displayed in iTunes.

    Download Center Supports BT (Torrent & Magnet Link), HTTP and FTP Downloads
    Torrent Search
    Choose Files before a BT Task Starts
    Customizable Download Schedule
    Band-width Control
    RSS Subscription and Automatic Downloading (Broadcatching)
    Asustor Download Assistant for Windows & Mac
    AiDownload for iOS & Android
    Boxxe/XBMC (Beta)* Play All Media Content Stored on NAS
    Video Output via HDMI
    TV Shows, Movies, Apps and More
    ASUSTOR Customized Features
    AiRemote Mobile App

    Currently, Boxee is only available on the 6 series while XBMC is only available on the 3 series.

    SoundGood 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: AAC,
    AIFF, Flac, Apple lossless, WMA
    Supported Audio Formats for Local Speaker: MP3, WAV, Ogg, AAC,
    AIFF, Flac, Apple lossless, WMA
    ASUS DAC Support
    General
    Power Consumption 49.8 W (Operation)
    37.5 W (Disk Hibernation)
    6.42 W (Sleep Mode)
    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
    Operation Temperature Temperature: 41 ~ 95°F (5 ~ 35°C)
    Humidity 5 to 95% RH
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 20.27 x 1.79 x 17.28" (515 x 45.5 x 439 mm)
    Weight 20.5 lb (9.3 kg)

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