FreeNAS Alternatives and Similar Software

Alternatives to FreeNAS for Linux, Windows, Mac, Self-Hosted, BSD and more. Filter by license to discover only free or Open Source alternatives. This list contains a total of 21 apps similar to FreeNAS.

FreeNAS is an operating system that can be installed on virtually any hardware platform to share data over a network. FreeNAS is the simplest way to create a centralized and easily accessible place for your data. If you're looking for more info about FreeNAS like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 2/20/2019 9:04:00 AM

Alternatives to FreeNAS for all platforms with any license

  • OpenMediaVault

    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. Thanks to the modular design of the framework it can be enhanced via plugins. OpenMediaVault is primarily designed to be used in home environments or small home offices, but is not limited to those scenarios.

    • Faster and lighter weight than FreeNAS. StevenNexusSep 2017 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Linux Self-Hosted

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  • XigmaNAS

    XigmaNAS (formerly NAS4Free) is an embedded Open Source Storage NAS (Network-Attached Storage) distribution based on FreeBSD. This project is a continuation of FreeNAS 7 series project. XigmaNAS supports sharing across Windows, Apple, and UNIX-like systems. It includes ZFS v28, Software RAID (0,1,5), disk encryption, S.M.A.R.T / email reports etc.

    Free Open Source BSD Self-Hosted

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  • Unraid

    Simplicity. Flexibility. Scalability. Modularity. Unraid empowers you to build the system you’ve always wanted using your preferred hardware, software, and operating systems. Break the confines of a single OS. Unraid lets you partition system resources to store and protect data, run any application, and/or create virtual machines in isolated environments.

    Commercial Linux

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  • Rockstor

    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.

    • adding more disks is much easier than freenas. i have implemented it for client. Guest • Sep 2019 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Self-Hosted

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  • Amahi Home Server

    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.) The Amahi server is open source and Linux-based, which means its reliable and virus-free.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... iPad Playstation Xbox

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  • Windows Server 2019

    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 infrastructure.

    Commercial $ $ $ Windows

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  • FlexRaid T-Raid

    Unify & organize your data. Protect & recover from disk failures! Whether you are choosing Transparent RAID™ or RAID over File System, FlexRAID products allow you to transform a common PC with an existing operating system into a protected Network Attached Storage (NAS) appliance or a Hybrid Storage System (HSS), which is accessed both locally and remotely.

    Commercial Windows Linux Ubuntu

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  • Easy File Sharing Web Server

    Easy File Sharing Web Server is a file sharing software that allows visitors to upload/download files easily through a Web Browser (IE, Mozilla, Netscape etc.). It can help you share files with your users, customers and partners. They can search for and download files from your computer or upload files from theirs. The files on your PC can be accessible from anywhere without special software. Easy File Sharing Web Server also provides a Bulletin Board System (Forum).

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 7.2, released in October 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Commercial Windows

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  • FuguHub

    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. FEATURES Create your own private or your own multiuser file storage system, and share files with friends, family, or business colleagues. Create and run your own website, blog, and forum without paying an outside firm to host it.

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted Raspberry Pi

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  • PetaSAN

    Open Source Scale-Out SAN 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, this can be done at any time and in a truly non-disruptive manner.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • ReadyNAS

    ReadyNAS OS ReadyNAS OS is based from Linux and is exclusive for the ReadyNAS products and can be controlled by web address (example 192.168.0.20) and has many features like app support (Plex, PHP, etc) ReadyNAS Desktop Series Get the most storage bang for your IT buck. The ReadyNAS Desktop Series packs industry-first innovation and unmatched ease-of-use into top-end storage. Unlimited snapshots. Thin provisioning. Cloud-managed replication. Real-time Anti-Virus and Encryption.

    • Not applicable for Independent hardware. More similar to products from QNAP and Synology. Guest • Sep 2018 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial $ $ $ Linux

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  • ZFSguru

    Are you one of many home users who store a lot of personal data, accumulated over the years, and want to store those in a safe and cool way? Then consider the advantages of using ZFSguru: -Use high-quality RAID and filesystem technology provided by ZFS. Get rid of the bad quality RAID solutions available on Windows! -Use normal desktop harddrives without the risk of breaking your array.

    Free Open Source BSD

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  • Open-E Data Storage Software SOHO

    Open-E Data Storage Software V7 SOHO (Small Office Home Office) is a free version of Open-E DSS V7, previously known as Open-E DSS V7 Lite. With SOHO, you can take advantage of basic functionalities of our fully featured NAS / SAN software platform

    Freemium Linux

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  • Gigatribe

    Gigatribe is a p2p software with more than 1 Million users. Its an easy way to share and transfer files between friends or colleagues. Features: There are no limitations on quantity or file size All your files are kept on your hard drive, eliminating the need to transfer them to an external server. Files are available in their original format In just a few clicks, you can share and also find files as if you were in a virtual library.

    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, v3.04.013, released in April 2014, can be still downloded from the official website.

    Free Mac Windows

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  • ESOS

    Enterprise Storage OS® is a quasi Linux distribution based on the excellent SCST project; its purpose is to provide SCSI targets via a compatible SAN (Fibre Channel, InfiniBand, iSCSI, FCoE). In a nutshell, ESOS® can easily turn a server with the appropriate hardware into a disk array that sits on your enterprise Storage Area Network (SAN) providing sharable block-level storage volumes.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • napp-it

    A napp-it is a high-quality block- and filestorage on common and favourable server hardware from ex. DataOn, Dell, HP or SuperMicro paired with a solid server OS (preferable Omnios/ OI/ Solaris but now with ZFS and job/ snap management on Linux) with an easy online installer and webbased GUI management with additional Pro extensions and server replication.

    Freemium Linux OpenIndiana

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  • EON ZFS Storage

    What is EON? Embedded Operating system/Networking is a small operating system, built on Solaris, designed to store any amount of digital data on Intel/AMD (x86) hardware, using the amazing, enterprise class Zettabyte File System. Why use EON? Because it offers rock solid, reliable, enterprise featured storage, with unlimited filesystem snapshots(version-ing or rollback points), transparent filesystem compression and de-duplication (duplicate elimination).

    Free Personal Linux

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  • BadBlue

    Turn a PC into a web server and share photos, movies, videos and music/MP3 files securely, free. BadBlue supports slide-shows, photo albums, file/music search, folder explorer, uploads and downloads, free domain-name support - and much more. And its much easier to use than FTP or almost any other server.

    • Discontinued The main page badblue.com redirects to a news websites (possibly hijacked). Last version, 2.72b, released on 26 April 200, can be still downloaded at badblue.com/down.htm

    Commercial Windows

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  • vNAS

    Compuverde is built to scale and it scales linearly. Each node consists of the same setup, and therefore Compuverde is completely scaleable with no single point of failure.

    Freemium Linux

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  • SvSAN

    A simple, cost effective and flexible virtual SAN, perfect for edge computing environments that require a highly available, two-server solution.

    Commercial Windows VMware vSphere

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