Right off the bat, it is natural for me to compare the AS5008T to the 8-bay NAS I have already reviewed from ASUSTOR, the AS-608T. There are similarities, and a few differences. If you haven’t guessed, they are both 8-bay NAS… but that is about where the spec similarities end. The AS5008T is more powerful, has more Ethernet connections, has an upgraded HDMI port (1.4a), adds S/PDIF, and does this while weighing less. The weight loss can most likely be attributed to shedding the LCD screen.