ASUSTOR Making the Best Even Better – The Lockerstor Gen2 Series


ASUSTOR has launched the Lockerstor Gen2 series of NAS devices and has made the best even better! The Lockerstor Gen2 series supports up to four NVMe SSDs with the included four M.2 slots while the two, four and six hard drive bays provide flexibility between speed and capacity. Use the 2.5GbE network ports together for increased SMB speeds or install a 10-Gigabit Ethernet card for even more performance. Use the Lockerstor Gen2 to store your important files in the most efficient and secure way that helps you fully control your digital sovereignty.


Taipei, Taiwan, 18 May 2022 – ASUSTOR Inc. today made the best even better! Launched, are three new NAS devices, the Lockerstor 2 Gen2, Lockerstor 4 Gen2 and the Lockerstor 6 Gen2 featuring two, four and six bays respectively. The Lockerstor Gen2 series is equipped with Intel’s all-new 10 nm Quad-Core Celeron N5105 SoC bringing speeds of up to 2.9 GHz, a 31% performance upgrade over Gemini Lake.  4 or 8 GB of DDR4-2933 RAM is found inside the Lockerstor Gen2 series to complement the fast performance of the CPU. New to the Lockerstor series is the additional two slots for M.2 storage as all Lockerstor Gen2 series now come with four M.2 slots for NVMe drives. The all-new standard PCIe 3.0 slot on the Lockerstor 4 Gen2 and Lockerstor 6 Gen2 give you the choice between SSDs or 10-Gigabit Ethernet cards with the use of a software switch. Four SSD slots brings unmatched flexibility for SSD installation and provides the ability to have a large SSD volume, a large SSD cache or a mix between a volume and cache drive. It combines performance with speed and capacity, ensuring maximum flexibility for professionals.
Creating content? The Lockerstor Gen2 series is also equipped with two
USB 3.2 Gen 2×1 ports at 10 Gbps of speed, doubling the original Lockerstor’s speed for external devices. Two 2.5-Gigabit Ethernet ports are found on the Lockerstor Gen2, providing up to 590 MB/s and 562 MB/s of read and write speeds respectively when using SMB Multichannel with a RAID 5 volume. Want to go even faster? Replace the M.2 card with a 10-Gigabit Ethernet card to accelerate your NAS to 10GbE speeds. Intel’s newest Celeron CPUs now come with PCIe 3.0, doubling your SSD speeds and increasing the efficiency of your cache drives and SSD storage drives.
The Lockerstor Gen2 series also has a number of improvements in its design. With four M.2 SSDs, special consideration was made to keep installed SSDs cool. The chassis now contains breathing holes on the top of the NAS to allow air to enter and cool all four installed SSDs. The all-new SSD card brings a tool-less design to SSD installation while Wake-on-LAN and Wake-on-WAN technologies help maintain flexibility in power efficiency and hardware longevity. For multimedia, the Lockerstor Gen2 series maintains its excellent support for HDMI 2.0b and 4K hardware decoding as well as audio streaming. Directly edit your content on the Lockerstor Gen2 series of NAS as Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro both support direct editing on your ASUSTOR NAS while your Adobe Creative Cloud folder can be synchronized and backed up to avoid data loss. Content creators will love the four NVMe slots for the flexibility and performance it provides.
All Lockerstor Gen2 series are equipped with ADM 4.1. ADM 4.1 enhances the security of your ASUSTOR NAS. ADM 4.1 is the latest addition to ASUSTOR’s ongoing commitment to security and contains numerous improvements to software security as well as detection mechanisms for detecting potential abnormal or suspicious activity within Dr. ASUSTOR. ADM 4.1 also adds automatic security recommendations to help you optimize your NAS’s security and reduce the risks of data loss. ASUSTOR always recommends following the 3-2-1 Backup Rule.
•    Lockerstor 2 Gen2 MSRP: $549
•    Lockerstor 4 Gen2 MSRP: $609
•    Lockerstor 6 Gen2 MSRP: $809
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Main specifications
•    CPU: Intel Celeron N5105 2.0 GHz ~2.9 GHz Quad-Core processor
•    RAM: DDR4-2933 SO-DIMM – 16GB, 8GB x 2  Maximum
o    4 GB ( Lockerstor 2 Gen2 / Lockerstor 4 Gen2)
o    8 GB (Lockerstor 6 Gen2 )
•    Hard drive bays:
o    2 x ( 2.5”/3.5” SATA HDD/SSD )
o    4 x ( 2.5”/3.5” SATA HDD/SSD )
o    6 x ( 2.5”/3.5” SATA HDD/SSD )
•    M.2 slots: 4x M.2 PCIe (NVMe)
•    Support PCIe 3.0 SSD
•    Networking: 2x 2.5-Gigabit Ethernet ports
•    Internal expansion – 1x PCIe slot for 10GbE cards
•    SMB Multichannel read and write speeds in RAID 5: 590 MB/s read – 562 MB/s write ( RAID 5 )
•    External Ports: 1x ( USB 3.2 Gen 2×1/ front ), 1x ( USB 3.2 Gen 2×1 / rear ), 1X HDMI 2.0b
•    Maximum volume size 40TB / 80TB / 120TB ( Lockerstor 2 Gen2 / Lockerstor 4 Gen2 / Lockerstor 6 Gen2 )
•    Hardware based encryption engine
•    Tool-Free M.2 SSD Installation
•    Supports RAID 0/1/5/6/10, Single, JBOD
•    Supports seamless system migration
•    Supports Wake On WAN and Wake on LAN
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