If you’re using a NAS with a 2.5GbE RJ45 ethernet connection to store and access large files, such as those for Graphics Design or Video Editing, Asustor has an excellent little adapter that could increase the speed of transfer to your device.
The AS-U2.5G 2 can provide up to 2.5-Gigabit speeds on existing Cat5e or better network cables, it’s compatible with current network standards, including Gigabit and 100-Megabit connections.
The Asustor AS-U2.5G2 is the second generation version, using a more-efficient RTL8156B controller, it comes with an integrated USB-C cable, but also includes an USB Type-A adaptor for greater compatibility with older devices, and although that limits the performance a bit it’s still good to have for those moments when the device we need to interface with isn’t the latest. It’s a bit lighter now too, weighing in at 33grams.
Connection is super easy, just match the red port with any network switch that supports 2.5-Gigabit connections and plug the USB into your device, with no additional drivers required, it’s plug-in-and-go with Windows, Mac, Linux and ADM machines.