This toolset will introduce you to some free Network Attached Storage Systems or NAS. This system will allow you to use spare parts to build your own file server in your home or small business environment. Did I forget to mention they are open source and free to use?
FreeNas is a network attached storage server software. It is free to use under the BSD license. FreeNAS supports CIFS, FTP, rsync, AFP protocols, iSCSI, S.M.A.R.T, local user authentication, and software RAID 0,1,5, with a web based interface. It can be installed on a CompactFlash, hard drive, or USB flash drive. <br><br>FreeNAS is installed via an ISO image on a flash drive or Compact Flash. <br><br>FreeNAS offers many features such as:<br><ul><li>Protocols: CIFS, TFTP, FTP, NFS, SSH, rsync, AFP, UPnP, BitTorrent, and iSCSI</li><li>Replication: ZFS Snapshots can be used to create remote backups.</li><li>Data Protection: ZFS is designed for data integrity from top to bottom. </li><li>Encryption: FreeNAS is the first and only open source to offer encryption on ZFS volumes. Encryption is available during volume creation.</li><li>Snapshots: Snapshots of the entire filesystem can be made at any time.</li><li>File Sharing: Every major filesystem is supported with SMB/CIFS, NFS, and AFP as well as FTP, and iSCSI.</li><li>Plugins: FreeNAS supports third party software such as: Transmission, MiniDLNA, Firefly, and you can also write your own plugins.</li></ul>Edit Remove Move
NAS4Free is an embedded open source Network Attached Storage. <br><br>NAS4Free supports sharing across Windows, Apple, and UNIX systems. It includes ZFS, Software RAID 0,1,5, disk encryption, email reports, CIFS, FTP, NFS, TFTP, AFP, rsync, iSCSI, HSAT, CARP, UPnP, and BitTorrent. It can be installed on a Compact Flash/USB/SSD key, hard drive, or booted from a LiveCD.<br><br><br>Edit Remove Move
Unique Technology unRAID Server OS is an embedded Network Attached Storage server Operating System specifically designed for digital media storage: Digital Video Digital Music Digital Images/Photos Complete Servers Lime Technology offers complete Media Storage servers at very competitive prices. Our latest server, the AVS-10/4, is a 3U rack mount designed for low power and low noise.Edit Remove Move