ASUSTOR Launches AS6004U Storage Capacity Expansion Unit



/ 2 weeks ago

ASUTOR AS6004U front left angle

ASUSTOR launched their first generation of storage capacity expansion units with the first model being the AS6004U. Upgrading your NAS to a model with more drive bays can become an expensive operation, especially since you might not need to.

“As the scale of a business grows, storage capacity will gradually become insufficient. Undoubtedly, being able to seamlessly expand storage capacity while not interfering with service is extremely important,” said Johnny Chen, Product Manager at ASUSTOR. “The AS6004U provides an expedient and stress-free storage expansion solution for ASUSTOR NAS users. The specially designed cable brackets ensure that all cables stay connected during the expansion process, ensuring that service is never interrupted.”

With the new AS6004U expansion unit, users will be able to expand their current ASUSTOR NAS with another four drive bays. With 10TB hard drives, that’s 40GB more RAW capacity to your existing setup. The unit connects to the NAS through a single USB 3.0 cable, this making the setup a plug-and-play operation.

ASUTOR AS6004U rear

ASUSTOR 31/32/50/51/61/62/70 series users can connect up to three of these units at the same time. That is 120GB RAW capacity extra if you are using 10TB drives. And why not? If you only need more capacity while the rest of the system is powerful enough for your needs, then it is a perfect option.

ASUTOR AS6004U storage backup

The budget is one of the key reasons to get an expansion unit. In situations where economy matters, power consumption matters too. The AS6004U unit will enter sleep mode automatically when you power down your NAS. It automatically wakes up again and resumes its duties as soon as the NAS has power again. That saves on your electricity bill and total cost of ownership.

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ASUSTOR AS6004U Expansion Unit

The AS6004U is equipped with four disk bays and is compatible with the largest hard drives on the market, that’s currently considered to be 10TB when we don’t count HGST’s new He12. It supports hot swapping, RAID volume configurations, and AES 256-bit encryption for your valuable data. It also supports ASUSTOR’s exclusive MyArchive cold backup technology which is a function that essentially allows users to achieve unlimited cold-storage expansion.

ASUTOR AS6004U storage bacup

Key Features

  • Ultra-High-Speed Transfer Interface: SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (5 GB/s)
  • Online NAS Storage Capacity Expansion (Can Expand a Maximum of 3 Devices Simultaneously)
  • Online Storage Capacity Expansion via MyArchive
  • Smart Power Sync Mechanism:, Can Automatically Enter Sleep Mode When NAS Powers Off. Can
  • Automatically Wake When NAS Powers On Helping to Save Power.
  • Supports 4 Hard Disks
  • Hot-Swappable Hard Disk Design
  • Supported Volumes: Single, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10
  • Metallic Cover Design
  • 3-Year warranty

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