(2016-01-27 16:05)danny1 Wrote: Trying to decide between UnRaid and FreeNas. Anybody have opinion as to which one is better?
1st: Do both meet your requirements? Unraid is way more versatile.
2nd: ZFS vs. unraid
3rd: budget - freenas is more demanding
ZFS is absolutely great but an unraid server can easily be upgraded in storage by just plugging in an additional disk or just swap one disk by another bigger one.
In ZFS you will need to replace all disks in you pool with bigger ones oder add another pool what means at least 2 disks. But more woul make more sense.
When Freenas is meeting your requirements and you have the money go for freenas. ZFS is great!
e.g. Start with 8 equal disks in raidZ2 (Raid6) and when you need more space add another 8 disks or replace all 8. Today with disks greater 4TB I'd always use 2 parity disks (URE).