NAS4Free was nominated for deletion. The debate was closed on 25 February 2013 with a consensus to merge. Its contents were merged into FreeNAS. The original page is now a redirect to here. For the contribution history and old versions of the redirected article, please see its history; for its talk page, see here.
In recognition of the fact that NAS4Free is a legally and technologically separate project from FreeNAS and has re-established an independent Wikipedia page, I propose this rewrite of this FreeNAS page: User:Maiklsdeksters/FreeNAS
This is intended to be an accurate portrayal of the shared history of the two projects and the recent developments in the FreeNAS project. Maiklsdeksters (talk) 09:20, 23 August 2013 (UTC)
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Is this a prebuilt server and configuration, a particular program, a protocol, or what? --Gwern(contribs) 03:56, 13 October 2006 (UTC)
This is a distribution of FreeBSD. The FreeBSD kernel with some tools that make it act as NAS out of the box.--Grimboy 20:15, 14 February 2007 (UTC)
FreeNAS is a free NAS (Network-Attached Storage) server, supporting: CIFS (samba), FTP, NFS, RSYNC protocols, local user authentication, Software RAID (0,1,5) with a Full WEB configuration interface. FreeNAS takes less than 32MB once installed on Compact Flash, hard drive or USB key. The minimal FreeBSD distribution, Web interface, PHP scripts and documentation are based on M0n0wall.
The documentation is poor about hardware requirements: 96Meg memory and a dedicated system HD of at least 32 Meg. What about CPU? 286 OK? I have a 800Mhz C7 Processor in a Mini-ITX board. How does CPU impact data transfer (10/100/1000) simultaneous user transfer, ... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 17:35, 23 November 2007 (UTC)
your never going to get gb transfer speeds on that cpu! but 100 is going to be fine. Markthemac (talk) 00:14, 2 August 2009 (UTC)
From what I read FreeNAS does not offer the ability to grow the size of the array by swapping in larger disks, but I don't have a proper citation for this. In contrast this is possible to do in Linux distros using mdadm. Shawnc (talk) 18:16, 19 January 2009 (UTC)
Expansion appears to be possible manually via ZFS.Shawnc (talk) 21:57, 25 July 2009 (UTC)
It looks like there is NTFS write support as of 0.684b, but I can't be sure from the information on the FreeNAS website due to my technical knowledge gaps. Can someone check and update the page?Gwopy (talk) 14:19, 15 November 2009 (UTC)
the change in management of this project to iXsystems in 2009 and new feature set should be added to the main article Antilog (talk) 04:12, 14 April 2011 (UTC)
Agreed on 8.0 feature set. Currently, the features of 8.0 are significantly fewer than those listed in the article, which presumably is written for the older 0.7.x version. 126.96.36.199 (talk) 17:08, 6 June 2011 (UTC)