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Last Update: 2018-02-09 00:49 UTC

NAS4Free is an embedded open-source NAS (Network-Attached Storage) distribution based on FreeBSD. NAS4Free supports sharing across multiple operating systems, including Windows, Apple and UNIX-like systems. NAS4Free is easy to set up in most home and enterprise environments and will allow to manage and share large amounts of data easily across a network. NAS4Free also incorporates many different streaming features for sharing multimedia with other devices on the network. NAS4Free includes ZFS v28 (RAIDZ, RAIDZ2 and RAIDZ3) Software RAID (0,1,5), Disk Encryption, S.M.A.R.T / Email Reports, and it supports the following protocols: CIFS (samba), FTP, NFS, TFTP, AFP, RSYNC, Unison, iSCSI (initiator and target), HAST, CARP, Bridge, UPnP, and BitTorrent. All are highly configurable by using a web interface.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 107 (90), 6 months: 119 (84), 3 months: 124 (89), 4 weeks: 120 (88), 1 week: 108 (90)

Average visitor rating: 9.2/10 from 5 review(s).

NAS4Free Summary
Distribution NAS4Free
Home Page http://www.nas4free.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://forums.nas4free.org/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation http://www.nas4free.org/documentation.html
Screenshots http://www.nas4free.org/screenshots.html
Download Mirrors http://www.nas4free.org/downloads.htmlLinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker http://sourceforge.net/p/nas4free/bugs/
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Release Date 2018-02-08 2017-03-01 2017-02-28 2015-04-12
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Image Size (MB) 409-409 396-396    
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Rating: 8
Date: 2017-12-14
Votes: 0

Very stable this product, but the hierarchy of permissions seems a bit cumbersome, I have used it for more than 3 years and I still find it difficult to hierarchize the permissions to the folders and files, but of very effective and effective rest.

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Rating: 9
Date: 2017-11-10
Votes: 3

Very good and stable product. ZFS is still the best file system even with some new ones on the market. Microsoft's REFS is incomplete and performs poorly. All 10.3 versions can also be virtualized successfully, even with HYPER-V. Many features that I don't even use.

When running in HYPER-V more than 8 drives causes the software to go squirrelly with drive identification. No damage though.

Documentation could use improvement. Written only for the experienced user. Would be nice if you could just download one PDF file for all how to use documentation.

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Rating: 9
Date: 2017-06-27
Votes: 3

Great product to create a NAS disk of any size that offers the benefits of the ZFS file system with all the resiliency you desire. This version can also be virtualized, even with MIcrosoft's HYPER-V.

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