Originally Posted by seross69
Originally Posted by Lord Xeb
It is just... better. Also, if you are going to use a NAS (which freeNAS is so much more than NAS software) why not use some kind of disk redundancy? Plus, storage spaces is... god I got horror stories.
Really The win 8 Storage spaces was recomended to me by a It Pro that is a good friend of mine he said its good easy way to make a NAS... and reliable ??
I was going to use the disk redundancy in storage spaces... have the data wrote on 2 drive and maybe 3 for really inportant data.
I am just trying to gather all the info I can so that I can do this the right, easiest and most dependable way....
The thing is that storage spaces (if you do redundancy) creates software RAID within... windows... and from my experience, it is not very reliable. Additionally it is rather limited in what it can do. I would say to get give it a shot (which I personally would avoid anyways).
Regardless, if I am using a NAS, FreeNAS is where it is at. Unix based, powerful, universal (works with everything from linux to OSX. Supports AFP, CIFS, and NFS).
Also, FreeNAS uses ZFS. ZFS is vastly better than NTFS or anything else windows could support as far file systems go.
ZFS + Snapshots = Boss as far as data integrity goes. Plus, ZFS has data checking on each disk, which is just more protection when used along with a RAID setup (RAID IS NOT A BACKUP!!!).Edited by Lord Xeb - 8/3/13 at 11:08pm