The New FreeNAS Mini by iXsystems
We've been building servers and storage for open source for over 20 years. We're also the people behind FreeNAS, the most popular storage operating system in the world. Now, we're putting the two together to present the all-new FreeNAS Mini. We hand-picked the hardware, tested it, and put it through the rigorous iXsystems burn-in process. With 16GB of ECC RAM (see our amazon listings for 32GB), an energy efficient 8-core Intel 2.4GHz CPU, dual gigabit network links, Western Digital Red storage drives, a dedicated IPMI port for remote "lights out" management, and the familiar FreeNAS interface, the FreeNAS Mini keeps your data safe and makes it more useful than you ever imagined possible.
The new FreeNAS Mini is designed from the ground up to be the absolute best hardware you can use for FreeNAS. The multi-core processor is capable of doing heavy-duty, parallel video transcoding (useful with Plex and DLNA plugins), and the advanced encryption instructions make data encryption just as fast as writing the data in the clear. ECC RAM is the icing on the cake, keeping your precious data safe from in-flight corruption. In addition, the FreeNAS Mini's front loading, tool-less drive bays now support hot-swap functionality.
Powerful Storage Features
The FreeNAS Mini offers a full set of storage features for home and business applications. Advanced users comfortable with FreeBSD can take advantage of the command line interfaceas well as the web user interface. The Mini features ZFS filesystem support which includes data integrity protection, periodic snapshots, automatic repair, and RAID-Z to help manage and store your critical files. Periodic snapshots of your data and remote replication of your snapshots to an off-site server provide additional security and peace of mind.