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Welcome to NAS4Free
What is NAS4Free?
NAS4Free is an Open Source Storage NAS (Network-Attached Storage) distribution based on FreeBSD.
The NAS4Free operating system can be installed on virtually any hardware platform to share computer data storage over a computer network. 'NAS' as in “Network-Attached Storage” and '4Free' as in 'Free and open source', NAS4Free is the simplest and fastest way to create a centralized and easily-accessible server for all kinds of data easily accessed with all kinds of network protocols and from any network.
NAS4Free supports sharing across Windows, Apple, and UNIX-like systems. It includes ZFS v5000 , Software RAID (0,1,5), disk encryption, S.M.A.R.T / email reports etc. with the following protocols: CIFS/SMB (Samba), Active Directory Domain Controller (Samba), FTP, NFS, TFTP, AFP, RSYNC, Unison, iSCSI (initiator and target), HAST, CARP, Bridge, UPnP, and Bittorent which is all highly configurable by its WEB interface. NAS4Free can be installed on Compact Flash/USB/SSD key, Hard disk or booted from a LiveCD/LiveUSB with a small usbkey for config storage.
It's nice to have an expensive store-bought box. In practice with many commercial solutions, you're not sure if you're buying a great solution, or just a shiny box, and maybe a slick interface, where what is underneath isn't really what you were looking for. And with many things, once you've bought it, good luck getting upgrades. NAS4Free keeps going where many commercial box solutions stop. Your customized NAS4Free solution will likely be cheaper, more powerful, and more custom fit to your needs than many commercial NAS boxes. The NAS4Free project also sees regular development, always with the focus on stability and simplicity. This means NAS4Free receives regular updates, some of which include new features, bug fixes, and version upgrades of included components. These updates help keep your NAS up-to-date with the latest standards and the best working versions.
Try NAS4Free. We think you'll like it.