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Award-Winning Wildlife Photographer: Florian Ledoux

  • Location: Tromsø, Norway
  • Industry: Aerial Photography and Film
  • NAS Model: Nimbustor 4

“ASUSTOR’s Nimbustor 4 combined with Seagate’s IronWolf hard drives are a great combination to improve your workflow while simultaneously protecting your created content from data loss or corruption.” - Florian Ledoux, Award-Winning Wildlife Photographer

About Florian Ledoux

Florian Ledoux is an award-winning wildlife photographer, based in Tromsø, Norway. Working with international media such as National Geographic, Le Figaro, TIME, BBC Seven Worlds One Planet, Netflix Our Planet. His work has been exhibited worldwide in places such as, the Smithsonian, the Californian Academy of Science and the Red Dot Museum. Florian’s work is also found in film festivals, including, but not limited to the Ocean Film Festival world tour and the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival.

Not only is Florian a photographer, but he is also an enthusiast mountaineer, explorer and conservationist. His commitment to bring new and meaningful images is also recognized by conservation organizations like the IUCN, the Arctic Council, Arctic Arts Project and the Nature Conservancy.

The Challenge

Florian shoots in 4K or Raw photography and this has caused him to find a better solution to for storing all the work he has created. Since 4K and Raw photography take up a significant amount of space, Florian is need of a solution that offers a very high amount of storage capacity. Another challenge for Florian is that he is often away from home and not often near his data. He spends most of the year traveling to remote places in the Arctic or Antarctic, too far to return home if data is needed. Florian needed a device that could offer high capacities while also being accessible from distant locations. Places like South America, Antarctica, Greenland and Canada are particularly far and is not practical.

The Solution

The Nimbustor 4 allows Florian to both store up to 64TB with four Seagate 16TB IronWolf hard drives but also is able to access stored data remotely without a monthly subscription. Seagate’s IronWolf hard drives are built for the most demanding of environments and the highest workloads. Seagate’s Ironwolf hard drives combined with the powerful ASUSTOR Nimbustor 4 deliver optimal reliability and system scalability.

One of Florian’s major needs is to be able to easily access footage, creating easy workflows when he edits photos or videos. For instance, Florian has edited this video, titled ‘I am Vital’, using the Nimbustor 4. Click the link below to view.

This film was selected already for a few film festivals that include the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival and presents a timely powerful message for the 50th annual Earth Day celebration. The amount of data Florian stores is always growing so he needs a device which he will be able to extend the storage in the future.


The ASUSTOR Nimbustor 4 ( AS5304T ) is the NAS devices that equips with dual 2.5GbE ports, allowing high and fast performance and make me able to work with his 4K footage. Although the look of the device is less important than what is inside, Florian quite likes the pure line of the Nimbustor series, clean and clear. It fits really well on his office desk.

He also uses a lot his rugged phone to document the behind the scene of his work. It is very nice and easy now with the app AIfoto3 to send directly the pics he takes on his phone to the NAS with the automatic synchronization.

What Changed After Purchasing an ASUSTOR

Before using the ASUSTOR Nimbustor 4, Florian had content spread on a variety of different hard drives and wasn’t very organized. With the Nimbustor 4 NAS, he now puts everything on the NAS as well as having backup copies elsewhere. To ensure that Florian has access to his files anywhere with an Internet connection, he enabled EZ-Connect on his NAS to easily synchronize, back up and download any needed data to and from his laptop. MyArchive also allows him to use hard drives as removable cold storage archives, ensuring that his ability to store archive footage never runs out.

Florian is confident his ASUSTOR is reliable and long-lasting due to the three year warranty included on his Nimbustor 4, ensuring that his NAS is the ultimate solution he needs for safely backing up all of his adventures.

ASUSTOR NAS Advantages

  • Backup Plan
  • USB external backups
  • Scheduled backups
  • Easy-to-use UI
  • Photo Gallery
  • Easy sharing
  • Wide variety of apps
  • Quiet and efficient
  • Stream videos to web browser