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What is this?
- 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 184.108.40.206 (talk) 17:35, 23 November 2007 (UTC)
no online capacity expansion
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)
NTFS Write Support
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)