FreeNAS is an excellent option for those who want to have an authentic “low cost” file sharing server. With a very intuitive web interface, FreeNAS allows the production of reports / graphs of use and also offers a set of services (ex: SSH, SAMBA, FTP, etc.).
After the release of version 11.2 in December 2018, FreeNAS has just gained more news with version 11.3.
FreeNAS is an excellent project for those who want to have a NAS solution at a low cost. After more than a year of development, the team responsible for the project has now released version 11.3. The news is many and very interesting.
Main news of FreeNAS 11.3
- The replication “engine” has been re-implemented, ensuring replication speeds of up to 10 Gbps (an improvement of 10x)
- ACL Manager, to manage NAS ACLs via the web interface
- SMB Shadow Copies is now active by default in new shares
- Created repository Community plugins, for sharing third-party plugins
- iSCSI Wizard
- Dashboard-level updates
- Among other news – see on here.
Do you have a PC and disks out there to build a NAS? So get to work! Cloud storage services have revolutionized the way we store our digital information. There are currently several services that offer good GB free of charge, but there are always those who choose, for the most diverse reasons, to have their own service. Try this new version of FreeNAS now.
For those looking for "turnkey" solutions, QNAP has fantastic equipment with everything you need (and even more). Pplware recently introduced the QNAP HS-453DX: The NAS that makes no noise and has no fan and the QNAP TS-251B: First dual-core NAS with PCIe slot. You can see the QNAP category in Pplware here.