TrueNAS Alternatives

    TrueNAS is described as '(formerly FreeNAS) is an operating system that can be installed on virtually any hardware platform to share data over a network. TrueNAS is the simplest way to create a centralized and easily accessible place for your data' and is a popular app in the File Sharing category. There are more than 10 alternatives to TrueNAS for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, Self-Hosted solutions and VMware vSphere Hypervisor. The best alternative is OpenMediaVault, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like TrueNAS are XigmaNAS (Free, Open Source), Unraid (Paid), Rockstor (Free, Open Source) and FuguHub (Free Personal).

    This page was last updated Mar 23, 2021

    1. OpenMediaVault is the next generation network attached storage (NAS) solution based on Debian Linux. It contains services like SSH, (S)FTP, SMB/CIFS, DAAP media server, RSync, BitTorrent client and many more. It can be enhanced via plugins.
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      OpenMediaVault vs TrueNAS opinions
      Almost everyone thinks OpenMediaVault is a great alternative to TrueNAS.
      I use it for over three years now without any major problem. It's based on Debian and very stable. The interface is smooth and all works great. I use OMV for backup, file server, media server (DLNA), downloads (YT and torrent) and it performs and extra virus scan on all my files.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      StevenNexus Faster and lighter weight than FreeNAS.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

    2. XigmaNAS (formerly NAS4Free) is an embedded Open Source Storage NAS (Network-Attached Storage) distribution based on FreeBSD. This project is a continuation of TrueNAS 7 series project.
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      Most users think XigmaNAS is a great alternative to TrueNAS.

    3. An operating system for personal and small business use that brings enterprise-class features letting you configure your computer systems to maximize performance and capacity using any combination of applications, VMs, storage devices, and hardware.
      Almost everyone thinks Unraid is a great alternative to TrueNAS.
    4. Rockstor is a free and open source NAS (Network Attached Storage) operating system. It’s a software solution and can be installed on commodity hardware or a hypervisor satisfying minimum system requirements.
      Rockstor vs TrueNAS opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Rockstor is a great alternative to TrueNAS.
      adding more disks is much easier than freenas. i have implemented it for client.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      • Raspberry Pi
      FuguHub lets you set up and operate your own secure file-sharing site, even if you're not a techie. FuguHub is an easy-to-use server that runs either on your own computer/device or on your own private online cloud/VPS server.
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      Some users think FuguHub is a great alternative to TrueNAS, some don't.

    5. The Amahi Home Server is designed for home and small office environments where the technical support staff do not want the job! It is easy to use and offers cross-platform compatibility (PCs, Mac, GNU/Linux, Playstation, Xbox, you name it.
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      Some users think Amahi Home Server is a great alternative to TrueNAS, some don't.
    6. [NOTE: new Mac version and Windows beta version 3.5 were released in December 2019] Gigatribe is a p2p software with more than 1 Million users. Its an easy way to share and transfer files between friends or colleagues.
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    7. With Windows Server 2019 and Project Honolulu, customers will be able to easily integrate Azure services such as Azure Backup, Azure File Sync, disaster recovery, and much more so they will be able to leverage these Azure services without disrupting their applications and...
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      PetaSAN is an open source Scale-Out SAN solution offering massive scalability and performance. PetaSAN uses modern cloud based technologies to provide the elasticity and agility to scale up the storage cluster simply by adding more nodes.
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Ubuntu
      Unify & organize your data. Protect & recover from disk failures!


      flexraid is no longer being supported and the website has gone dark.

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