Review: Asustor Nimbustor 4 (AS5304T)

by Parm Mann on 4 October 2019, 14:00


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Asustor pitches the AS5304T as the perfect place to archive 4K YouTube and Twitch streams, but the benefits of 2.5GbE are far broader than gaming alone. Sequential read and write speeds soar from 116MB/s on a typical 1GbE NAS to over 290MB/s on the 2.5GbE Nimbustor 4.

Performance is just shy of the rival Synology DS918+ in the 4KQ32 test, suggesting that there's still optimisations to be had, yet if you regularly transfer data to and fro your server, you'll immediately feel the benefit of a 2.5GbE connection. The time taken to transfer, say, 200GB of data, would fall from almost half an hour to just over 11 minutes.