Best Plug-n-Play NAS/Home Server OS? Tags: NAS / RAID Servers Components Last response: June 21, 2010 3:01 PM in Components Share lauxenburg June 20, 2010 10:04:47 PM Hello all, A friend an I are working on a prototype home server/NAS that we may attempt to put on the market, on a small scale. We haven't quite got the logistics worked out yet, but we are working. Essentially, we want an easy to use NAS that requires little or no programing/input from the user. Plug-n-play. I have been looking around, although not to much avail. I would rather not use WHS, although if it resorts to that, we may have to go that route. Others I have been looking at have been FreeNAS, Ubuntu Server, Debian, and Fedora. I was never too much of a networking guy myself. But we were wondering what your guys/girls opinions were. Thank you for all of your input. More about : plug play nas home server skittle June 21, 2010 3:26:00 AM FreeNas is probably the easiest... and has support for a very wide assortment of filesystems including everyones favorite: ZFS. Linux based systems will lack zfs. m 0 l lauxenburg June 21, 2010 3:01:18 PM skittle said:FreeNas is probably the easiest... and has support for a very wide assortment of filesystems including everyones favorite: ZFS. Linux based systems will lack zfs. Ah. Thank you for the response. I was having a feeling FreeNAS might go better off. Does it support RAID? (0/1/5) How about Gigabit teaming? I'll look it up in the mean time. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedBuild Advice: NAS/Home Server: Plex Media Server and more Forum NAS/Home Server Setup Help Forum NAS/Home Server build from redundant parts Forum SolvedHey all, I have a few simple NAS/home server questions. Forum SolvedSome NAS/Home Server Questions Forum Solvedwhat OS is best for my server Forum Which OS is best for Home server? Forum Best Free NAS OS that supports PLEX Media Server Forum Which OS is best for Home server? Forum Which OS is best for Home server? Forum Best OS for Gaming Server? Forum SolvedCan I install Vista on an old server W/O an OS?? Forum SolvedBest way to migrate OS drive to a new drive Forum SolvedWhich chip-set is best for a home media server? Forum SolvedMac OS X Server? Forum SolvedBest laptop around $250, OS doesn't matter Forum Solved24BAY Home Server Needs OS and RAID assistance Forum SolvedBest $600 gaming pc with OS Forum SolvedHow do I connect a Win 7 PC to a Mac OS X 10.7.5 Lion Server Forum SolvedChoosing OS for first home server Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !