TrueNAS if you care about your data
September 27, 2022

TrueNAS if you care about your data

Dustin Sallings | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with TrueNAS

After exploring lots of other options and coming quite close to making a bad decision, I was able to avoid compromise and buy a TrueNAS system for my storage needs. I'm using this for software engineering support but the bulk of the usage is video production where TrueNAS both stores the data coming off of cameras but is also referenced by the NLE when doing all the edits/prints.
  • Peace of mind (ZFS)
  • Integration with Mac and Linux machines (SMB and NFS)
  • Time Machine backup service was a plus I didn't expect
  • DLNA services could be better for serving video assets (Plex integration is good, but complicated)
  • Built-in dashboards aren't super well-organized
  • ZFS
  • Management tools
  • Extensible local storage (not having to try to get large assets in and out of the cloud constantly)
  • Inexpensive, but reliable local backups of cloud assets
Having a better, trusted filesystem to build upon makes a huge difference. I want to know that if something I've written is read, it was the thing I wrote. And if it can't be read, I want to know that soon and know how to repair it.

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TrueNAS is ideal for anyone who wants to store data without worrying too much.

The only area where TrueNAS isn't as ideal is if you're trying to prioritize budget over data safety.