Freenas vs Unraid vs Openmediavault : Best Nas Software 2019

Unraid vs Freenas vs Openmediavault, which is the best Nas software in 2019
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  1. its really depends on what extra hareware you have , since OMV require a very little cpu ram so if you have old desktop/laptop or even single board computer like odroid xu4/hc1/hc2 (not recommend for raspberry pi 3b+ if you want fast transfer speed or running plex media server for transcoding) , in my opinion i prefer freenas if you have extra i5/i7 desktop but if you don't want to spend too much to build a nas server i highly to get ODROID XU4/HC1/HC2 with Samsung Exynos5422 octa core cpu +2gb lpddr3 ram . i am happy w/ my xu4+OMV for my 2nd server i can get 110mb stable transfer speed + plex media server w/ transcoding i can watch almost all x264 720p and some 1080p outside for only $100 (including power supply) , of course you need to hook up the external hard drive or raid enclosure .

  2. Disclaimer, I don't know this channel – first time visit.

    As a long term user/pro (3 decades of smb/enterprise server impl.) early MS, then mostly linux based, FreeBSD, Unraid and OMV in some cases, take this video creator comment as an opinion piece. Do more research after watching this video. Some information is spot on, but much important information is completely ** and even left out. Passable video in the limited time frame, all in all, but people – take your specific application in consideration and use this video as an opinion piece, more than a statement of facts if you are implementing a solution affecting others than yourself.

    Very interesting info shared here by Tech. Dad, thanks for sharing! Please do not interpreter this comment in bad faith. Just had some red lights blinking – but will sub and watch more of your videos as it was very nicely produced and presented.

  3. Obvious from the beginning that he didn't like Unraid so I stopped watching. I don't have an unraid setup anymore but it was no were near as hard as he made it out to be. I didn't have to go out and get a special USB drive nor did they fail every 6 months.

  4. Not sure where people are getting their USB drives but I can probably count on one hand how many usb drives I have had fail over the past 10'ish years (not counting physical damage) and I wouldn't even use all of my fingers.
    Buy a quality USB drive, stay away from the cheap junk.

  5. Thanks for the great Vids it is really helpful. OMV does not support different drive sizes so that is a no go for me i would have loved to use it because it is so simple . I was using Flexraid but the developer is nowhere to be seen website is full of spam was a good product shame to see it go. I know that Unraid supports different size drives so yet will be looking at that.

  6. I was a unraid user for 2 years with a paid license and all… Unraid can only run on a usb drive because the license is associated to it… Down the road the usb drive failed, apparently, thats what they do after a year or so of usage… To recover my data I had to contact them and it was such a pain in my but that I ended by buying another license, I was really disappointed in that. Then I saw one of your videos about OMV, I moved everything to an OMV box and I have the OS running on two sata drive in raid1 hardware, redundancy!!!! Since that day am really happy!!! For VM needs I use proxmox, it's far better than whatever you can do on unraid and it's free!

  7. 1. Learn to speak clearly. The host sounds like they're speaking underwater with duct tape over their mouths. If this is a speech impediment or other medical condition, condolences, but get some therapy to produce a better voice over.

    2. No one wants to see you – viewers care about the subject. Consider showing the screens of the products. Secondary benefit is you can dub the audio over top and make sure it's scripted and clear.

    3. Know WTF you're talking about. Flash drives mentioned on unraid's site are not available? Do you know google? Try it. Readily available, even today.

  8. Your friends are telling you jails are not dockers for a reason. They are not.
    Jails contain programs via various isolation techniques.

    Docker is build as a application level virtualized subsystem. So 1 application can be platform independent.


  9. I've been running unraid since 2012 on the same usb thumb drive so no, they don't die every six months. I also just went and checked the support wiki and it's up to date for the current version (plus the previous 2). I've only had to reinstall unraid once and that was because I was doing an almost complete hardware upgrade and wanted a fresh start.
    I've only dabbled with freenas a bit so don't really have an opinion on it.
    I'm currently using OMV on a pair of odroid hc2 and an hc1. After multiple reinstalls and configuration, I've finally gotten the 2 hc2s to work as secondary backup servers although one of them spins up the drive every 5-10 minutes for no reason. The hc1 install refuses to connect to the update server so I haven't been able to update it in months. I have it working now as a time machine backup for my mac so I don't want to go through the headaches of a (probably multiple) reinstall to get the updates working again.

  10. When comparing NAS devcies, I'd think that the top two figures of merit are:
    – Reliability and robustness in storage of the data in the disks attached to the NAS
    – Performance while reading and writing the state between the network attached clients and the storage

    So some comparison on the merits of each of the options available over the different platforms would be helpful. Personally, my goals are to prioritize reliability and robustness against data loss due to hardware failure above pretty much all else. I need "good enough" performance, but I really need for my data not to get lost.

    As a result, I'm a big fan of ZFS and have FreeNAS system with 8 drives in a raidz2 configuration — this can survive two drive failures. And I put ECC memory in the server platform as well. And ZFS has strong "checksums" over data blocks to detect corruption of the data at rest. And cheap snapshots available in ZFS are great to protect against "oops" errors where you'd like to restore yesterday's version of the file..

    While being able to run docker containers with other services, or just plug-ins are a great add-on feature, that seems to me to be secondary to the primary purpose of having a NAS around.

    Thanks for taking a look at these different alternatives!

  11. I got 4 mins in and realised that you are talking utter b00l@cks firstly you don’t install the OS on unraid to the usb. The usb holds the files and once you turn the system on the OS is loaded into ram on the system. The usb drive is only used when powering on the system/restarts. Secondly the drives do not fail every 6 months… my cheapo usb from a free show give away is 4 years old and still going strong and I have 3 other unraid builds all years old again not one drive failure. It uses the USB so little it really is not an issue. Not sure if you where paid to do this review but please get your facts correct before making claims that are simply not true! I have setup probably close to 50 unraid builds for several clients who went that way and I have had 1 drive failure in years and that was due to a power supply failing taking out the USB and the motherboard. Still a simple process to recover. Credibility on this subject completely lost I’m afraid! Suggest you measure the IO reads and writes on the usb drive

  12. I ran OMV 4.1.x for a year, and I just changed to FreeNAS 11.2-U3.

    OMV is slightly more user friendly in many ways, but I ran into bugs left and right. The developers are taking it into being BTRFS based, as ZFS and Linux are not license compatible.

    My media library was starting to suffer bitrot, and I don't care for BTRFS, so I went to FreeNAS and ZFS for media library bitrot protection. I found that setting up my plugins and whatnot was about the same. The main issues I run into are typically user/group permissions problems. Plex was a PITA because of how the plug-in handles nested ZFS datasets and folders (it can traverse folders, not sub datasets), and I had to figure that out on my own with no obvious answers on the forums. So I spent more time on the setup than I felt was appropriate.

    Nonetheless, I'm happier so far on FreeNAS. It should be noted that FreeNAS and OMV shared the same lead developer originally before the projects split, so the similarities are remarkable.

  13. – freebsd jails in the usage more like LXC (linux containers) so there is no docker hub or appstore
    – freenas plugins are freebsd jails with a script that will setup the system and apps inside the jail for you in one click (the plugin system just got redesigned to allow more contributions)
    – freenas VM are done by bhyve (an equivalent of KVM but not as mature) it can run full VM like windows10
    freenas docket host is a freenas VM running an optimized linux VM + docker bundled together for easy install

    about cost
    – unraid is not free
    – freenas is free and backed up by a company IXsystems and a professionnal version exist called trueNAS with enterprise features like
    – openmedia vault is free

    for pure storage considerations, freenas integration of ZFS seems to be the oldest and that brings features that convinced me but this set of features requires ram, 8gb recommended for freenas

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