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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

FreeNAS

If the user has system administrative experience and is willing to spend time learning FreeNAS, then FreeNAS is well worth it. If the user does not have much experience or does not have the time to learn FreeNAS, then using a COTs product that is more intuitive and easy to use might be beneficial.
FreeNAS is very powerful and can do basically anything you want it to do. The user just needs to spend the time to learn it as it may not be clearly intuitive how to implement the features that are needed for the user's organization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TrueNAS

TrueNAS completely changed how I purchase storage, it will be difficult for me to recommend a different vendor in the future. TrueNAS allows you to purchase storage however you want and will assist you with creating the right type of ZFS configuration for your environment. ZFS is flexible and allows you to add storage in large bundles or one drive at a time. You can mix storage types and sizes in your pool based on what your needs are. This is the perfect storage solution for small to mid sized data centers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

FreeNAS

  • The FreeNAS web interface is modern looking. It makes tasks like provisioning drives into raid volumes easy.
  • The ZFS raid option allows you to add in an SSD as a cache drive to increase performance.
Chris Thibeau | TrustRadius Reviewer

TrueNAS

  • Blazing Fast Storage
  • Exceptional Support
  • Flexible purchasing options
  • Flexible configuration options
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

FreeNAS

  • The NAS User Interface could be made more user-friendly and easier to configure, but in the most recent version improvements have been made.
  • It could be easier to back up the encryption key and configuration so they can be easily restored.
  • We have seen isolated issues when streaming large files (8GB+) across the network, specifically video files. Uploading and Downloading is fine, when but streaming live sometimes we see an issue.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TrueNAS

  • Veeam Storage Integration
  • More reporting/logging integrated
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

FreeNAS

FreeNAS 8.0
Based on 1 answer
There were some things that can be found by other users on forums and Google and some things that were not.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TrueNAS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

FreeNAS

If you are ready to build it yourself, FreeNAS is the best. I tried so many alternatives, including paid versions, and nothing compares to the power of FreeNAS. If you need an enterprise-grade NAS, you would go with an HPE or Dell because of the support, not the features. If you want a middle-range - QNap, Sinology, Netgear - they have an awesome product with powerful features, but you need to buy the hardware and software from them, with fewer options, and very basic support.
Tommy Boucher | TrustRadius Reviewer

TrueNAS

We purchased StoreVirtual appliances 6 months before they announced end of life - we were unable to expand our volumes due to product availability. We used this opportunity to look at different vendors since we needed to configure a new product anyway. Not only did TrueNAS match the performance offered by Pure Storage and Nimble, it did it at a fraction of the cost. We had concerns over using a relatively unknown (to us) product but decided it was worth the risk. The level of support I have received from TrueNAS is beyond what I have received from any other vendor. 24 hours support. Experts available to assist, not only with support issues, but with analysis of logs and configuration changes
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

FreeNAS

  • Backing up FreeNAS is not simple, as it does not have a built-in option to backup.
Chris Thibeau | TrustRadius Reviewer

TrueNAS

  • TrueNAS has allowed me to reduce calculation time on all of our BI applications
  • Allowed us to replace a full rack of storage with one appliance and expansion array.
  • Eliminated our reliance on support for an EOL product from HPE.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

FreeNAS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

TrueNAS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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