In this video, I’ll be comparing the pre-built Asustor Drivestor 4 with a Raspberry Pi NAS that I build myself to find out which is the better option for you. Is it better to buy a pre-built solution or build your own using components that you choose?

Take a look at Asustor’s Amazon store to get your own Drivestor 4 or Drivestor 4 Pro –

Visit my blog for the written comparison –

Visit my build guide if you’d like to build your own Raspberry Pi NAS or to download the CAD files –


Asustor Drivestor 4 NAS
Drivestor 4 –
Drivestor 4 Pro –
4 x 6TB Seagate Ironwolf NAS Drives –

Raspberry Pi NAS
Raspberry Pi 4B –
2 x 6TB Seagate Ironwolf NAS Drives –
2 x USB 3.0 to SATA Adaptors –
32GB MicroSD Card –
5V Raspberry Pi Power Supply –
12V 5A Power Supply –
12V Barrel Jack Splitter –
60mm Fan –
Aluminium Heatsink –
0.96” I2C OLED Display –
4 Wire Jumper Cable –
3mm Tinted Acrylic Sheets –
M3 Screw Set –
M2.5 Screw Set –
M2.5 x 6mm Brass Standoffs –
M2 Screw Set –
#6-32 UNC Screws –

Equipment Used
Gweike Cloud Laser Cutter –
Get $100 off the Gweike Cloud Laser by entering MK100 on checkout
QNAP Q5W 2.5G Switch –
2.5G Ethernet Adaptor –
USB C Screwdriver Set –
Power Meter –

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0:00 Intro
0:46 Asustor Drivestor 4
2:57 Raspberry Pi NAS
4:24 Building The Pi NAS
7:25 Installing OMV
8:35 Testing The Pi NAS
9:56 Assembling The Drivestor 4
11:46 Setting Up The Drivestor 4
12:55 Testing The Drivestor 4
14:55 The Verdict
16:55 Final Thoughts

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