|At a Glance|
|Product||ASUSTOR AS-302T and AS-304T|
|Summary||Intel Atom CE5335 dual-core two and four-bay NASes with HDMI, USB 3.0 and wide range of downloadable apps|
|Pros||• Good value
• Wide range of downloadable apps
• Very quiet
• Attractive user interface
|Cons||• Long volume build times|
Model numbering for the 30X series doesn't follow the convention set in the 20X series. The 20X series includes "TE" versions that have an IR receiver, HDMI output, 3.5 mm Audio jack and 512 MB of additional RAM that are omitted from the "T" models. The 30X series has only two "T" suffix models, both of which include all the 20X series "TE" options. The comparison chart below, generated from the ASUSTOR web site summarizes the key features of the 20XT and 30XT models.
ASUSTOR AS-20XT /AS-30XT product comparison
All the 30XT series physical features are the same as the 20XTE's. So check that review for the details.
The AS-30XTs are powered by a slightly more powerful Intel Atom CE5335 dual core processor running at 1.6 GHz than the 1.2 GHz CE5310 found on the 20XT and TEs. On the AS-304T, there's an Asmedia ASM1061 PCI Express to dual port SATA on the backplane to provide the third and fourth SATA ports for the four bay version.
|ASUSTOR AS-304T||ASUSTOR AS-204TE|
|CPU||Inel Atom CE5335 @ 1.6 GHz (dual core)||Inel Atom CE5310 @ 1.2 GHz (dual core)|
|RAM||1 GB DDR3 on board||1 GB DDR3 on board|
|Flash||16 MB Spansion FL128SAIF00||16 MB Spansion FL128SAIF00|
|Ethernet||Realtek RTL8211E||Realtek RTL8211E|
|USB 3.0||Etron Tech EJ188H||Etron Tech EJ188H|
|SATA||Asmedia ASM1061 PCI Express to two ports of Serial ATA (on back plane - AS-304T only)||Asmedia ASM1061 PCI Express to two ports of Serial ATA (on back plane - AS-204TE only)|
Table 1: Key component summary and comparison
I'm including the photo I took of the AS-204TE's board to save you a click to the other review. As the AS-30XT board marking shows, both the 2 and 3 series use the same board.
ASUSTOR PCB component side
For an inside shot of the chassis, check the AS-604T review.
Same as described in the AS-20X series review.