Free and Easy to Use
September 14, 2022

Free and Easy to Use

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with TrueNAS

My organization uses TrueNAS Scale to run file servers for local data storage and backup and host Windows virtual machines. This solution is far superior to manually setting up a Linux server distro with all the packages and configurations for file shares and virtual machines. While I'm accustomed to using the terminal, I welcome the in-browser graphical UI which anyone can use. Remote administration has never been easier for me and my colleagues, with even those unfamiliar with Linux being able to pick up on things very quickly due to the intuitive design. We deploy NAS and server solutions for clients which can be remotely accessed by us for easy maintenance and administration.

Pros

  • The ZFS file system is remarkably robust and reliable.
  • Installing applications and virtual machines is easy.
  • Management and creation of permissions and datasets is intuitive.

Cons

  • TrueNAS Scale is less mature than TrueNAS Core
  • Data storage and network shares
  • Virtual machines
  • The free nature of TrueNAS and high hardware compatibility means that we were able to install it on older hardware at very little cost. TrueNAS would probably run on a toaster if you tried.

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

TrueNAS can be used in the majority of situations, whether it be a home NAS, an enterprise storage server, or a school computer lab.

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