NAS Buying Guide

Even though the price may be the main factor when selecting a NAS other aspects should still be taken into account.

You should assess a prospective NAS’s stability, performance, hardware and software expandability, user friendliness of its interface, installation mechanism, quality of after-sales service and most importantly, whether it is able to meet your expectations during use. The ASUSTOR NAS models can be separated into different categories by the user groups that they are targeted at. These user groups are Personal/Home, Prosumer/SOHO, and Small to Medium Businesses/Enterprise. The ASUSTOR NAS models can also be classified by the number of disk bays that each model has. ASUSTOR NAS devices come in 2, 4, 8, 9, 10 and 12 disk bay models. You can also choose between tower and rackmount type models to suit your needs. You can use the information presented above to assess your primary needs. Below, we will provide additional factors in more detail for you to further take into account to help you select a NAS that meets your needs.

Assessing your needs


ASUSTOR NAS products utilise high performance Intel processors and are separated into low, middle and high price points according to their processor type.


Your storage capacity needs and RAID level that you wish to use will directly affect the size of the hard disks you use and the amount of disk bays you will require in your NAS.

Ease of use

All ASUSTOR NAS devices feature ADM (ASUSTOR Data Master) operating system. ADM offers a usage experience similar to ones found on mobile devices making it intuitive and easy to use, with virtually no learning curve.


ASUSTOR NAS devices utilise high quality hardware such as Intel Core-i3, Celeron and Atom platforms that can offer premium stability and performance.

Number of
drive bays

ASUSTOR NAS devices come in 2, 4, 8, 9, 10, 12 drive bay models. When selecting a NAS you should take into account the amount of storage space that you need and the RAID level that you wish to use.

Hardware and software expandability

Different ASUSTOR NAS series feature different hardware expandability options and support such as USB 3.0/2.0, eSATA and LAN ports, expandable memory, or 10GbE Ethernet card support.

Security mechanisms

ASUSTOR NAS includes secure connections, data encryption, firewall and antivirus and also includes the MyArchive function which allows users to store important files on MyArchive disks for safe keeping when not in use.

Energy efficiency

ASUSTOR NAS provides a variety of easy to use power control mechanisms that allows users to save a significant amount of power.


After selecting a NAS appropriate for your budget and needs, you will need to consider the product warranty and the quality of after-sales service.


Our dedicated team are here to provide the very best pre and post sales experience possible. If you have any requirements that you would like to discuss further please call us, email us or use our contact form and one of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.