Looking for alternatives to FreeNAS? If for whatever reason you're not interested in FreeNAS but are looking to set up your personal NAS, there's a post over on TechShout that you might want to take a look at.
There are multiple reasons behind looking for FreeNAS alternatives. Despite the software being a popular choice and also intuitive to use for sharing content across multiple platform like Linux, Apple and Windows, there are always a few drawbacks that could make it a tedious solution. Also, with the launch of the latest iteration, version 8, a lot seems to have been changed. The developers have rewritten it from the ground up and in the bargain, even increased the hardware requirements. So if you're looking for a substitute OS to get your Network-attached storage up and running, we've lineup up several viable choices below.
Admittedly, not all of the alternatives that the article discusses are free, but few of them are very expensive - Windows Home Server 2011 is one of the most expensive, and even that can be found for about $50.
|2U Supermicro 12 bay 2x Xeon Low Power Quad Core SAS2 6Gbs FREENAS UNRAID Server|
|Dell PowerEdge 2950 Dual Intel 30GHz 10TB Storage FreeNAS 3 Year Warranty|
|Dell PowerEdge 2900 Dual Intel 30GHz 10TB Storage FreeNAS 3 Year Warranty|
|2U 8 Bay Lo Pow X8DTI F Freenas JBOD Storage Server SAS2 2x Intel Xeon 9211 8i|
|2U Supermicro 12 bay 2x Xeon Low Power 6 core SAS2 SSD 6Gbs FREENAS JBOD Server|