Working with large files? This nifty Network to USB adapter could save you time.

Staff Writer By Staff Writer - updated March 18th, 2024
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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.

Picture of Asustor adaptor in desktop PC with type-A and type-C
The USB Type-C to Type-A helps make the 2.5GbE Adapter more compatible
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Connecting to modern laptops is easy, with very fast speeds from 2.5GbE via the Type-C!

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.

The Asustor AS-U2.5G2 2.5GbE - USB Type-C adapter is available now in NZ, plus, if you're also in need of faster NAS, check out all the latest storage options in the massive ASUSTOR Store, or use the Custom NAS Builder Tool to design your own, perfect network attached storage!

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This is very helpful. Thanks.

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This would be great for my laptop! Now to wait for the 10Gbit/s adapters ?

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