Published on 17 February, 2015
ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, announced the release of the ASUSTOR Data Master (ADM) 2.4 beta version. ADM is the exclusive operating system for ASUSTOR NAS. Following the release of ADM 2.3, the release of the ADM 2.4 beta version allows users to experience newly optimised performance and enhanced core system functions. One of the upgraded core functions is the brand new shared folder encryption mechanism which effectively increases data encryption speeds while properly releasing storage space previously occupied by already deleted files to slim down the capacity occupied by encrypted data. With regards to encrypted folders that were created using ASUSTOR’s previous encryption method, a conversion function is provided on the settings page for easy converting without any complicated steps. Another newly added core function is support for the SSD Trim command which allows SSDs installed on the NAS to maintain stable read/write performance while simultaneously controlling the frequency of overwriting to specific blocks, extending the life of SSDs.
Furthermore, the newly added Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) provides a set of standards that allows managers on a single network management system (NMS) to collect information from all network equipment for convenient monitoring and maintenance. The ADM 2.4 beta supports SNMP v1, v2c, v3 and also provides a trap setting that can actively notify the NMS of significant events. Not to be outdone, ASUSTOR’s widely acclaimed Network Defender also gets an upgrade. Users can now configure a trusted list of trusted IP addresses in addition to manually configuring black and white lists using the IP country or area of origin via the Geo IP expansion module. This provides added flexibility for managing remote connections. Additionally, the new preview function in ADM File Explorer allows users to preview video, audio and image files while browsing through the multimedia on their NAS.
“With the continual release of ADM upgrades, ASUSTOR aims to provide its users with the most optimised operating system possible,” said Vincent Tseng, Product Manager at ASUSTOR. “We sincerely appreciate and thank all our users for their continued support.”
The ADM 2.4 Beta is suitable for use on all ASUSTOR NAS devices. All ASUSTOR NAS users are welcome to download it and experience the latest enhancements firsthand.