In this era of infotainment, data is everything. Storing various types and size of data can be as varied in costs. Based on the storage needs for each business environment, the types and costs of data storage will oscillate. To work with this range of storage needs and costs, iXsystems has different storage solutions. iXSystems FreeNAS stands for Free and open source Network Attached Storage (NAS) software appliance. It means you can use FreeNAS to share data over file-based sharing protocols, including CIFS for Windows users, NFS for Unix-like operating systems and AFP for Mac OS X users for FREE.

Description

With over 7 million downloads, FreeNAS is the world’s most popular open source software defined storage system. iXsystems develops FreeNAS™, which is enterprise-grade software- defined storage with no strings attached. FreeNAS includes ZFS, the open source file system that allows the user to create a completely open source storage server for Windows, Macintosh, Unix and Virtualization clients. iXsystems has also been part of the FreeBSD community for years and partners with the best FreeBSD developers.

Features

  • All-flash and HDD/hybrid versions available
  • Pre-installed with the latest FreeNAS on a mirrored, dedicated, internal flash device
  • Hot-swap functionality with tool-less, front-loading drive bays
  • Redundant energy efficient power supply and cooling fans
  • Support for media streaming, multiple file & block protocols, web applications, and much more
  • Includes OpenZFS compression to save space and improve disk performance
  • Host VMs, files, backup repositories, media libraries, and databases
  • Intelligent storage optimization saves space and improves performance
  • Ultra quiet design, remote management, guaranteed FreeNAS compatibility
  • Software updates and 3-Year hardware warranty

Key Benefits

  • Cost-effective solutions: If you are looking for a value-based storage solution on a limited budget, FreeNAS Certified is ideal for your needs.
  • Supports the FreeNAS project: FreeNAS is an Open Source platform built upon the tireless effort of countless people. Purchasing your system from iXsystems puts money and commitment back into the community while releasing products that are secure, safe and stable.
  • Servers specifically optimized for FreeNAS: While FreeNAS works on a broad range of hardware platforms, iX has developed and tested a suite of products that are optimized for maximum performance. iX takes the time to test and tune our storage appliances, allowing us the ability to provide a top of the line solution and provide the best hardware support possible.
  • Preconfigured solution takes  the guesswork out of Setup: iX Systems mirrors the boot devices so if one device goes down, each FreeNAS appliance stays up seamlessly.
Tech Specs
Model FreeNAS 1U FreeNAS 2U FreeNAS 2U All-Flash FreeNAS 4U
Form Factor4 Bay 2.5”/3.5” or 8 Bay 2.5” SATA/HDD optional Hybrid12 Bay 2.5”/3.5” or 24 Bay 2.5” SATA/HDD optional Hybrid (rear 2 x 2.5” bays for SSD caching)26 2.5” Bay SATA/SSD24 Bay 2.5”/3.5” SATA/HDD optional Hybrid (rear 2 x 2.5” bays for SSD caching)
CPUXeon E5-2600v4Xeon E5-2600v4Xeon E5-2600v4Xeon E5-2600v4
MemoryConfigurable 32GB of RAM to 256GB of RAMConfigurable 32GB of RAM to 256GB of RAMConfigurable 128GB to 256GB of RAMConfigurable 32GB of RAM to 256GB of RAM
RAID LevelRAID-Z, RAID-Z2, RAID-Z3 (Up to Triple Parity), ZFS Mirror, ZFS StripeRAID-Z, RAID-Z2, RAID-Z3 (Up to Triple Parity), ZFS Mirror, ZFS StripeRAID-Z, RAID-Z2, RAID-Z3 (Up to Triple Parity), ZFS Mirror, ZFS StripeRAID-Z, RAID-Z2, RAID-Z3 (Up to Triple Parity), ZFS Mirror, ZFS Stripe
Maximum Capacity40TB1.32PB100TB1.44PB
Effective Capacity*Up to 100TBUp To 3.3PBOver 250TBUp To 3.6PB
NetworkConfigurable: Dual GigE NICs Dual 10Gbe (SFP or RJ45) Dual 40Gbe (QSFP)Configurable: Quad GigE NICs Dual 10Gbe (SFP or RJ45) Dual 40Gbe (QSFP)Quad GigE NICs Dual 10Gbe (SFP or RJ45) Dual 40Gbe (QSFP)Configurable: Quad GigE NICs Dual 10Gbe (SFP or RJ45) Dual 40Gbe (QSFP)
Power SupplyRedundant 600W (100V to 230V) (Auto-Switching) High Efficiency (Platinum level)Redundant 920W (100V to 230V) (Auto-Switching) High Efficiency (Platinum level)Redundant 920W (100V to 230V) (Auto-Switching) High Efficiency (Platinum level)Redundant 920W (100V to 230V) (Auto-Switching) High Efficiency (Platinum level)
Dimensions (in.)17.2" W x 20" D x 1.7" H17.2″W x 25.5″D x 3.5″H17.2”W x 24.8”D x 3.5”H17.2″W x 26″D x 7″H
Safety RegulationsCE, FCC, UL/ULC, RoHSCE, FCC, UL/ULC, RoHSCE, FCC, UL/ULC, RoHSCE, FCC, UL/ULC, RoHS
Limited Warranty3 Years3 Years3 Years3 Years