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    Best Unraid Alternatives

    Unraid is described as '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' and is a NAS System in the Backup & Sync category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Unraid for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Self-Hosted solutions, NVIDIA vGPU and BSD. Most alternatives are NAS Systems and Virtualization Tools. The best alternative is OpenMediaVault, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Unraid are Proxmox Virtual Environment (Freemium, Open Source), TrueNAS (Free, Open Source), VMware vSphere Hypervisor (Paid) and XigmaNAS (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 23, 2022
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    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.
      OpenMediaVault vs Unraid opinions
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      OpenMediaVault lacks support for VM orchestration, among probably other things.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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    2. Proxmox Virtual Environment is a complete and easy to use Open Source virtualization platform for running Virtual Appliances and Virtual Machines.
      Proxmox Virtual Environment vs Unraid opinions
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      and a virtualization platform, not an operating system for nas.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
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      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.
      TrueNAS vs Unraid opinions
      Almost everyone thinks TrueNAS is a great alternative to Unraid.
      Chemputer Since the previous comment, FreeNAS, now called TrueNAS has added support for VMs and Docker apps (though to setup a Docker environment, you must do so manually.) It has support for a plethora of things that competitors such as unraid does, such as plugins (for instance Plex, Nextcloud, Jenkins, and many others), ZFS, NAS, SMB, iSCSI, etc., and a very nice web GUI.
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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      Does not have built in functionality of virtual machines and "Docker" apps.
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

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      • Windows
      • Linux
      • NVIDIA vGPU
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      VMware vSphere Hypervisor ( based on ESXi ) is a free bare-metal hypervisor that virtualizes servers so you can consolidate your applications on less hardware.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • BSD
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      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.


    3. Microsoft Hyper-V Server is a free product that delivers enterprise-class virtualization for your datacenter and hybrid cloud.
    4. State of the art, file based drive pooling software.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
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      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.
    5. 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.
      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • RadeonPro
      • NVIDIA vGPU
      • Nvidia Grid
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      (formerly XenServer) Citrix Hypervisor is a leading virtualization management platform optimized for application, desktop and server virtualization infrastructures.
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