This week, ASUSTOR introduced a new Network Attached Storage (NAS) solution specifically aimed at gamers, streamers, and content creators. The technology company recently introduced its new gaming-inspired AS54 Series, a line of NAS that includes both AS5402T And AS5404T NAS models for games. What’s exciting about these things is the unique balance between solid performance and affordability.
The AS5402T and AS5404T gaming NAS models are priced at $369 and $529, respectively. With a myriad of features designed to enhance your gaming experience and at a price that won’t break the bank, the AS54 series is certainly an attractive addition to the ASUSTOR repertoire.
NAS processing power for gaming
Accelerating under the hood of the AS54 series is the latest 10nm Intel Celeron N5105 Quad-Core processor, which can boost up to 2.9GHz. What this means for users is a 31% performance upgrade over previous Celeron CPUs. This optimization ensures that your apps run smoother and your games load faster, allowing for a smoother experience.
- 10nm Intel Celeron N5105 Quad Core CPU
- 4 M.2 slots for NVMe SSDs
- 4 GB of DDR4-2933 RAM
- Dual 2.5GbE ports
- 3 USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports at 10Gbps
- HDMI 2.0b port
- Thermal vent holes for aesthetically pleasing heat dissipation of the M.2 SSD
- Enjoy, stream, upload, and stream content with 4K transcoding
- Supports Wake on LAN and Wake on WAN
The AS54 NAS for gaming isn’t just about speed, it also offers a powerful 4GB DDR4-2933 RAM. Compared to DDR4-2400, you get about 20% improved performance. This translates to better response times and smoother multitasking capabilities, effortlessly keeping up with your gaming demands.
M.2 slots for NVMe SSD
What good is all that power if you don’t have enough storage space? It seems that ASUSTOR has thought of this as well. The AS54 series comes equipped with four M.2 slots for NVMe SSDs, using PCIe 3.0 to ensure high-speed data reads and writes. This clever addition allows you to use SSDs for system storage, caching, or a combination of both, boosting the speed of data access across different volume types.
10Gbps NAS connection
The dual 2.5-Gigabit network ports built into the AS54 gaming NAS kit provide support for both Link Aggregation and SMB Multichannel. You can expect read speeds of up to 576MB/s and write speeds of up to 566MB/s. The series also includes three USB 3.2 Gen2x1 ports, delivering impressive performance of up to 10Gbps. This doubles the performance of USB 3.2 Gen1x1, allowing for faster file transfers and smoother gaming experiences.
ASUSTOR ensures that your visual experience is not compromised. The AS54 series supports 10-bit 4K H.265 encoding stream through its integrated GPU. In addition, it also supports video output and playback via the included HDMI port. So, whether you are playing or streaming your favorite series, you are guaranteed a visually pleasing experience.
ADM 4.2.1 Update
The AS54 gaming series comes with improved ADM 4.2, an upgrade that brings a slew of new features. This includes the new Quick Guide feature and two-way sharing links for file sharing to and from ASUSTOR NAS and MyArchive. It also offers auto-upload and offload, DNS Challenge Format, and WireGuard VPN client support, making for an enhanced and secure user experience.
Compared to the AS52 and AS53 series, the AS54 series has upped its game by doubling the maximum memory support and USB performance. In addition, the design includes additional heat dissipation holes in the chassis, which helps prevent overheating, thus enhancing the lifespan of SSDs.
Whether you’re a gamer looking for high-performance storage or a regular user looking for a powerful and efficient NAS solution, ASUSTOR’s new gaming-inspired AS54 series promises the perfect blend of power and affordability.
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