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Does freeNAS have a web gui similar to synology?

4 minutes ago, Pocketmouse said:

Alright, ya caught me, that's actually what I'm using now. XD Using DSM 6.0.2-8451

I just remember that being a huge pain to get working properly since support for it has faded quite a bit. Also, maybe I am wrong, but don't you need to match the specifications of the hardware on specific disk stations for it to work properly? I am upgrading my gaming rig and will have 16 GB of RAM and an i7 4770K that will be sitting around the house taking up space, I thought it might work out well to have my . My current Xpenology only has 4 GB of RAM and an i3 4130. I'm just trying to give my server some much needed "Oomf" so more people can stream media at a time without stalling up the system.

I don't think so, I'm running the latest version of Xpenology as of about a month or two ago and it was pretty plug and play after following the guide. And no you don't have to match hardware, my Zbox is running 16GB's of RAM and an i5-4200U, works just fine and all the RAM is recognized.

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I am considering replacing my Synology NAS with a custom built PC using Ubuntu (or another flavor of Linux- haven't decided for certain) and FreeNAS, the only thing that's really holding me back from completely swapping over to FreeNAS is that my wife will help me out with a project from time to time or put pictures and documents up on the Synology and all she has to do is log in from whatever device and drag and drop and that's that. Will a web GUI still be available if I use FreeNAS? If not is there another option that has similar features to a Synology Disk Station?


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Memory: 2x Corsair Vengeance Pro 8 GB DDR3 1333 MHz Modules clocked at 1866 MHz

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17 minutes ago, Pocketmouse said:

I am considering replacing my Synology NAS with a custom built PC using Ubuntu (or another flavor of Linux- haven't decided for certain) and FreeNAS, the only thing that's really holding me back from completely swapping over to FreeNAS is that my wife will help me out with a project from time to time or put pictures and documents up on the Synology and all she has to do is log in from whatever device and drag and drop and that's that. Will a web GUI still be available if I use FreeNAS? If not is there another option that has similar features to a Synology Disk Station?

You could setup Freenas with the lovely NextCloud plugin and essentially create your own Google Drive. If that's what you are looking for. 

I have NextCloud installed on a Ubuntu VM on my proxmox server, but I would not be surprised of the FreeNAS setup is even easier then my install on Ubuntu. 


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You can build a custom PC and then use Xpenology to boot into Synologies OS, I have it running right now on a Zotac Zbox


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FreeNAS has a very functional WebUI but last I checked it does not support a drag'n'drop function. The WebUI is more of an enterprise level tool than one meant to appeal to home consumers if you wanted to move files to a pool without accessing a SMB/NFS/etc share you'd need to SSH/SFTP into the server and drop the file in the desired folder.


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53 minutes ago, Theguywhobea said:

You can build a custom PC and then use Xpenology to boot into Synologies OS, I have it running right now on a Zotac Zbox

Alright, ya caught me, that's actually what I'm using now. XD Using DSM 6.0.2-8451

I just remember that being a huge pain to get working properly since support for it has faded quite a bit. Also, maybe I am wrong, but don't you need to match the specifications of the hardware on specific disk stations for it to work properly? I am upgrading my gaming rig and will have 16 GB of RAM and an i7 4770K that will be sitting around the house taking up space, I thought it might work out well to have my . My current Xpenology only has 4 GB of RAM and an i3 4130. I'm just trying to give my server some much needed "Oomf" so more people can stream media at a time without stalling up the system.


======================================================

System Specs:

CPU: i7 4770K Clocked at 4.3 GHz

Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth Z87

Memory: 2x Corsair Vengeance Pro 8 GB DDR3 1333 MHz Modules clocked at 1866 MHz

GPU: EVGA NVIDIA GTX 1080 TI SC2

Case: NZXT H500i

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4 minutes ago, Pocketmouse said:

Alright, ya caught me, that's actually what I'm using now. XD Using DSM 6.0.2-8451

I just remember that being a huge pain to get working properly since support for it has faded quite a bit. Also, maybe I am wrong, but don't you need to match the specifications of the hardware on specific disk stations for it to work properly? I am upgrading my gaming rig and will have 16 GB of RAM and an i7 4770K that will be sitting around the house taking up space, I thought it might work out well to have my . My current Xpenology only has 4 GB of RAM and an i3 4130. I'm just trying to give my server some much needed "Oomf" so more people can stream media at a time without stalling up the system.

I don't think so, I'm running the latest version of Xpenology as of about a month or two ago and it was pretty plug and play after following the guide. And no you don't have to match hardware, my Zbox is running 16GB's of RAM and an i5-4200U, works just fine and all the RAM is recognized.


Desktop: i7 7700K @ 4.7Ghz, 16GB DDR4, Cooler Master H80i v2, 500GB M.2 SSD, Cooler Master Q500L case, Sapphire RX 590 8GB

Laptop: Eluktronics Mech 15 G2, i7 8750H, 1060 6GB, 16GB DDR4, 480GB Nvme SSD, 144hz panel  

Laptop: Eluktronics W650kk1, i5-7400, 8GB DDR4, GTX 1050Ti, 250GB WD SSD, 120Hz Asus Display  

Laptop: Alienware 18 (2014). I7 4930MX @ 4.1GHz, 16GB RAM, 500GB 840Evo, 1TB HDD, GTX 980m 8GB  **Broken**

Laptop: Razer Blade Stealth 2017, i7 7500u, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD

Laptop: Razer Blade 14 mid 2016. I7 6700hq, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 970m 6GB.

Laptop: Origin Eon11s. i7 3820QM, GT 650M 2GB, 120GB SSD, 16GB DDR3 RAM, 11.6in 768p display  **Dismantled**

 

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1 minute ago, Theguywhobea said:

I don't think so, I'm running the latest version of Xpenology as of about a month or two ago and it was pretty plug and play after following the guide. And no you don't have to match hardware, my Zbox is running 16GB's of RAM and an i5-4200U, works just fine and all the RAM is recognized.

Maybe that's the better route for me then, thanks!


======================================================

System Specs:

CPU: i7 4770K Clocked at 4.3 GHz

Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth Z87

Memory: 2x Corsair Vengeance Pro 8 GB DDR3 1333 MHz Modules clocked at 1866 MHz

GPU: EVGA NVIDIA GTX 1080 TI SC2

Case: NZXT H500i

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