FreeNAS 8 review
Jun 10, 2011, 14:02 (0 Talkback[s])
[ Thanks to Linux User &
Developer magazine for this link. ]
"FreeNAS supports sharing your files using FTP, NFS, CIFS
(Samba), AFP, rsync, iSCSI, and so on, and it also offers software
RAID (0,1,5). With many advanced features, including
Oracleâ€™s ZFS file system,
itâ€™s the perfect companion to store files for
your Linux desktop computers in a central place. Moreover, FreeNAS
has very low system requirements, as it needs only 128 MB of RAM.
This makes it attractive to blow the dust off an old Pentium 2 or 3
PC, put a couple of hard drives in it and make it a NAS. Of course,
for high performance the machine still needs enough RAM and CPU
horsepower, especially if you want to use ZFS, which needs a
minimum of 4 GB RAM to offer some decent performance."