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Last Update: 2023-10-25 13:58 UTC

TrueNAS CORE (previously known as FreeNAS) is a free and Open Source Network-Attached Storage (NAS) operating system that supports file, block and object storage. TrueNAS CORE is FreeBSD based and is a community-supported branch of the TrueNAS project, sponsored by iXsystems. It also has a commercial branch called TrueNAS Enterprise and a free and HyperConverged storage solution called TrueNAS SCALE. The TrueNAS SCALE branch is based on the Debian Linux distribution.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 66 (161), 6 months: 68 (160), 3 months: 73 (148), 4 weeks: 74 (145), 1 week: 101 (98)

Average visitor rating: 9.02/10 from 100 review(s).

TrueNAS Summary
Distribution TrueNAS (formerly FreeNAS)
Home Page https://www.truenas.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://www.truenas.com/community/
Alternative User Forums https://www.reddit.com/r/truenas/
Documentation https://www.truenas.com/docs/
Screenshots --
Download Mirrors https://www.truenas.com/DistroWatch Torrent Archive
Bug Tracker https://jira.ixsystems.com/secure/Dashboard.jspa
Related Websites https://www.ixsystems.com
Reviews 12.x: DistroWatch
11.x: DistroWatch
9.x: LWNDistroWatch
8.x: ComputerWorldDistroWatch
Where To Donate, Buy, or Try https://www.truenas.com/compare-editions/

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2023-10-25: Distribution Release: TrueNAS 23.10.0 "SCALE"
 • 2023-08-17: Development Release: TrueNAS 23.10 Beta 1
 • 2023-06-01: BSD Release: TrueNAS 13.0-U5 "CORE"
 • 2023-04-12: Distribution Release: TrueNAS 22.12.2 "SCALE"
 • 2023-02-22: Distribution Release: TrueNAS 22.12.1 "SCALE"
 • 2022-12-15: Distribution Release: TrueNAS 22.12.0 "SCALE"
 • 2022-11-01: BSD Release: TrueNAS 13.0-U5 "CORE"
 • 2022-06-22: Distribution Release: TrueNAS 22.02.2 "SCALE"
 • 2020-01-29: BSD Release: FreeNAS 11.3
 • 2018-12-06: BSD Release: FreeNAS 11.2
 • 2018-11-20: Development Release: FreeNAS 11.2-RC2
 • 2018-07-18: Development release: FreeNAS 11.2-BETA1
 • More TrueNAS releases...

 • 2023-06-29 TrueNAS offers SMB Multichannel support
 • 2022-06-16 TrueNAS has three editions, all tracked now on one page
 • 2021-10-26 TrueNAS SCALE launched
 • 2021-01-02 FreeNAS pages migrated to TrueNAS
 • 2020-03-06 FreeNAS and TrueNAS to unite
 • 2017-04-13 FreeNAS changes plans for Corral
 • 2016-04-15 FreeNAS updates Samba
 • More TrueNAS headlines...

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Feature 23.10.0
11.3 9.10 8.3.1 0.7.2 0.69.2 0.686.4 Feature
Release Date 2023-10-24 2023-02-22 2022-06-21 2023-03-03 2022-04-13 2020-01-28 2016-03-22 2013-03-20 2010-11-06 2009-06-11 2008-05-23 Release Date
End Of Life          2021-09; 2016-12;         End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
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Version: 22.12.1
Rating: 1
Date: 2023-02-23
Votes: 5

Had a working install of TrueNAS SCALE (Angelfish). I upgraded to Bluefin and could no longer login via the web UI. After multiple attempts at resetting the password I did a full install over my existing. I set the password via the console and could not login to the web UI. I then reset the configuration and set the password via the web UI. After it working just fine after a period of time, I went back to login to the web UI and could no longer log in. I have had nothing but problems with TrueNAS, I suggest looking for an alternative like openmediavault.

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Version: 22.02.2
Rating: 9
Date: 2022-10-06
Votes: 6

I have not seen a more comprehensive and seamless offering for building robust, scalable NAS platforms. The twin availability of commercial, engineered turnkey offerings with enterprise support and open-source licensing for systems integrators & DIY with an active user community makes it a home run in my 30 years of industry experience.

Add that to its base FreeBSD heritage and the recent addition of Debian Linux mark an agile, forward-looking strategy. Finally, support for distributed file systems and storage clusters round out the scalability story which dovetail neatly with the evolution of higher-speed network fabric and higher spindle density.

Highest recommendation.

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Version: 13.0-U2
Rating: 10
Date: 2022-09-29
Votes: 12

Been using TrueNAS from the FreeNAS era,

Currently running it as a VM on Proxmox 7.2:

Hosts Specs:
AMD 4650G in ECO mode 45W
64GB RAM (four 16GB dimms)
Dual 1TB M2 NMVE SSD in ZFS mirror
MB Asrock B550M Steel Legend
Aquantia 10GB NIC on PCIe 4x Slot
IBM 1015M in IT mode on PCIe 16x Slot (IOMMU pass-through compatible)

VM specs :
TrueNAS Core 13.0-U1
2 cores,
24G root
IBM1015M in IT mode pass-through
3 1TB SSD in RaidZ
2 10TB WD Red in Mirror
VirtiO NIC

Working great for SMB shares. Getting over 900MB/s read and 600MB/s write to the SSDs and ~220MB/s read/write to the HDD (no jumbo frames enable). For cached content on RAM it gets to 1GB/s.

Rock solid, and recommended.

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