What are the best XigmaNAS alternatives in 2020?

    XigmaNAS is described as '(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' and is an app in the File Sharing category. There are more than 10 alternatives to XigmaNAS for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Self-Hosted solutions, Windows, Mac and Ubuntu. The best alternative is OpenMediaVault, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like XigmaNAS are TrueNAS (Free, Open Source), Unraid (Paid), Rockstor (Free, Open Source) and Amahi Home Server (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 20, 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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      cycroenerugi Its fast, free and needs some users! ^^
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

    2. TrueNAS (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.
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    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.
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    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.
    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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    6. ReadyNAS OSReadyNAS OS is based from Linux and is exclusive for the ReadyNAS products and can be controlled by web address (example and has many features like app support (Plex, PHP, etc) ReadyNAS Desktop Series
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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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    7. It uses openSUSE Leap as a base with the Btrfs advanced file system. EasyNAS is managed through a web-based interface and offers such features as on-line growing of file systems, snapshots and copy-on-write.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Linux
      • OpenIndiana
      A napp-it is a high-quality block- and filestorage on common and favourable server hardware from ex.
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