ASUSTOR launched two of its fastest NAS devices ever, the all-NVMe Flashstor 6 and Flashstor 12 Pro. The biggest feature of the Flashstor series NAS is that this is ASUSTOR's first dedicated PCIe 3.0 M.2 NVMe SSD NAS, which brings unmatched performance in a NAS device. The Flashstor 6 has six M.2 slots for NVMe SSDs and dual 2.5GbE for amazing performance while the Flashstor 12 Pro comes with twelve M.2 slots for NVMe SSDs combined with 10GbE for unmatched speed. Both Flashstor models are equipped with Intel's newest generation of 10 nm Quad-Core Intel CeleronN5105 that boosts up to 2.9 GHz. With 4GB of energy-efficient DDR4-2933 RAM that provides 40% more efficiency and dual USB 3.2 Gen 2x1, the Flashstor ensures that bottlenecks are a thing of the past.
The advantages of the Flashstor include, but are not limited to, are its low weight to be used as portable storage while efficiently cooled and quiet. The Flashstor series is specifically designed M.2 SSDs and the chassis makes it easy to add or remove SSDs by removing the chassis screws. The design of the Flashstor not only makes it look great in any environment, but also contains efficient hardware that ensures it can chew through virtually any storage or editing workload thrown at it while keeping hardware and SSDs cool. For extra cooling, the Flashstor comes with heatsinks to help more powerful SSDs to receive the cooling they need for optimal performance while remaining quiet at as low as 18.7 decibels. This ensures that content creation and consumption is enjoyed without interference.
In addition to performance and design, the Flashstor series is also equipped with S/PDIF and 4K60-capable HDMI as specified in the HDMI 2.0 spec for clear and lossless content consumption. When playing back 4K, the Flashstor supports hardware transcoding, resulting in smooth 4K video. The Flashstor series is not only the center of your media universe, but also one of the fastest ASUSTOR NAS devices available with 2.5GbE in the Flashstor 6 while the Flashstor 12 Pro comes with 10-Gigabit Ethernet ensuring maximum speed. The Flashstor 6 provides up to 590 MB/s of read performance and 590 MB/s of write performance in SMB Multichannel while the Flashstor 12 Pro gives up to 1181 of read performance and 1027 MB/s of write performance respectively. Hard drives are not disallowed on the Flashstor. Simply connect an AS6004U to use hard drives for easy lower-speed capacity and archive data with MyArchive to be ready for any storage need.
The Flashstor series is equipped with ADM 4.2. ADM 4.2 brings in numerous security fixes to keep data more protected than ever while also incorporating security features that include, but is not limited to the improved Dr. ASUSTOR. Dr. ASUSTOR helps effectively reduce information security risks and the possibility of being attacked by malicious software by guiding users in the right direction to keep data secure. Not only does ADM 4.2 bring numerous security fixes, but a number of quality-of-life updates and feature updates as well. Take advantage of ADM 4.2’s new two-way share links that allow uploading and downloading from Share Links, automatic MyArchive mounting and dismounting when backing up, certificate updates, DNS Challenge support, and a WireGuard VPN client. ADM continues its tradition of providing more than two hundred apps that cover everything from home entertainment to office applications for a stable and custom storage environment that is efficient and holistic.
The Flashstor 6 and Flashstor 12 Pro come with an MSRP of $449 and $799 respectively. For more information, please visit: https://www.asustor.com/
• CPU: Quad-Core Intel Celeron N5105 2.0 GHz – 2.9GHz turbo
• RAM: 4 GB DDR4-2933 – 16 GB maximum
o 6x M.2 slots for NVMe SSDs – Uses PCIe 3.0 (Flashstor 6)
o 12x M.2 slots for NVMe SSDs – Uses PCIe 3.0 (Flashstor 12 Pro)
o 2x 2.5-Gigabit - 100/1000/2500
o 1x 10-Gigabit Ethernet – 100/1000/2500/5000/10000
• Flashstor 6 maximum speed with SMB Multichannel on RAID 5 - 590 MB/s / 590 MB/s
• Flashstor 12 Pro maximum speed on RAID 5 1181 MB/s / 1027 MB/s
o 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2x1 at 10Gbps of performance
o 2x USB 2.0
o 1x HDMI 2.0 port compatible with 4K 60 Hz resolutions
o 1x S/PDIF
• Supports hardware accelerated encryption
• Supports RAID 0/1 /5 /6 /10, Single, JBOD
• Supports Wake on LAN and Wake on WAN (Flashstor 6)
• Supports Wake on LAN (Flashstor 12)