Amazing NAS
August 09, 2022

Amazing NAS

Howard Clarke | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with TrueNAS

Currently, we are using TrueNAS as a backup/sync server for our fileserver which replaces the HP tape backup. By doing so we can do snapshots and reduce file recovery time. My next step is to move our fileserver from windows to a second TrueNAS which will be integrated into our Windows AD domain.

Pros

  • ZFS filesystem rocks.
  • iSCSI (Internet Small Computer Systems Interface).
  • OS updates.
  • Clean user interface.
  • Snapshots.
  • ZFS
  • snapshots
  • ISCSI server
  • It has simplify offsite backup/sync to the cloud
  • Admin spent less time administering. example Time it takes to recover a file.
  • Increase reliability with ZFS
Pros:

TrueNAS:

1.
The TrueNAS web
interface looks modern. It makes tasks like provisioning drives into RAID
volumes easy.

2.
The ZFS RAID option
allows you to add SSDs as cache drives for improved performance.

Synology:

1.
Synology DiskStation provides
many options to create links to share files or request certain upload files. It
makes it very easy to share a link that can have expired or visited counts.

2.
There's always enough
storage space on our Synology DiskStation, and we never have to worry about
something too big to upload or share.

3.
You can create shared
folders as well as some private folders. This makes it easy to share
collaborations with colleagues or clients.

Cons:

TrueNAS:

1.
Not suitable for
beginners as it requires in-depth knowledge of networking and storage.

2.
Most of the good and
required features are not available in the free version.

3.
TrueNAS is worse for
warranty.

4.
Since TrueNAS Core is
essentially free, you may find that cloud access may sometimes require more
setup or modification of ports on your router or setup software provided by
third-party DNS. Thus, it may have DNS issues.

5.
If you are overly
sensitive to noise vibration and typical mechanical noise, you will find TrueNAS
to be noisier overall

Synology:

1.
DSM's (DiskStation
Manager) built-in backup software, HyperBackup often encounters problems.

2.
While Btrfs is a more advanced filesystem
than ext4, it is also under permanent development, many features are
not fully functional, and there are a lot of bugs. Synology has overcome many
of these limitations by putting Btrfs on top of LVM, but Synology could use a
better filesystem such as OpenZFS.

3.
The underlying Linux
operating system offers significant advantages, but also adds considerable
complexity.

Do you think TrueNAS delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with TrueNAS's feature set?

Yes

Did TrueNAS live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of TrueNAS go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy TrueNAS again?

Yes

Good ISCSI, backup, and storage server. Windows is better at file-level permission control.

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