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We performed a comparison between FreeNAS and HPE StoreEasy based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two NAS solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed FreeNAS vs. HPE StoreEasy report (Updated: September 2022).
635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"Its stability is the most valuable. It is reliable, and we don't have to worry too much about it.""What I like about it is that I can work on it from any computer or any device. The initial setup is very simple. The setup wizard is really helpful.""FreeNAS is much simpler and easier to use than other solutions, but we don't have the complete range of features that come with the full version."

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"The most valuable feature of HPE StoreEasy is the storing of virtual machines.""I can use both the on-premises and cloud storage options. I need to have an APR extension from StoreEasy, and it's that simple.""I like the user quotas, integrations, and separations for storage."

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Cons
"The one thing that I find difficult to do which is very time-consuming is that I like to have a backup of the important files.""They can improve the integration with PSA systems. This functionality could be better.""FreeNAS should be better prepared for clustering."

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"It would be better if it were more scalable. In the next release, I would like to access some Microsoft Windows storage server features. I guess the newest version of Windows Server has some restrictions.""The cluster service is not available in the latest version of HPE StoreEasy.""The support of HPE StoreEasy can improve its responsiveness. Dell support is better."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Its price is okay. It suits our needs."
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  • "The price of HPE StoreEasy is approximately $15,000 to $20,000 and it is a one-time purchase. The price is similar to competitors, such as Dell."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:FreeNAS is much simpler and easier to use than other solutions, but we don't have the complete range of features that come with the full version.
    Top Answer:FreeNAS is open-source, but we need to pay for the underlying hardware and Microsoft software.
    Top Answer:FreeNAS should be better prepared for clustering.
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of HPE StoreEasy is the storing of virtual machines.
    Top Answer:The price of HPE StoreEasy is approximately $15,000 to $20,000 and it is a one-time purchase. The price is similar to competitors, such as Dell.
    Top Answer:It would be better if it were more scalable. In the next release, I would like to access some Microsoft Windows storage server features. I guess the newest version of Windows Server has some… more »
    Ranking
    7th
    out of 27 in NAS
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    2,775
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    2,053
    Reviews
    3
    Average Words per Review
    687
    Rating
    7.7
    10th
    out of 27 in NAS
    Views
    2,015
    Comparisons
    1,565
    Reviews
    3
    Average Words per Review
    190
    Rating
    8.0
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    HP StoreEasy
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    Overview
    FreeNAS is an operating system that can be installed on virtually any hardware platform to share data over a network. FreeNAS is the simplest way to create a centralized and easily accessible place for your data. Use FreeNAS with ZFS to protect, store, backup, all of your data. FreeNAS is used everywhere, for the home, small business, and the enterprise.
    HP StoreEasy Storage is the #1 NAS product family under $15K USD range in units. Count on optimized, efficient, secure and highly available storage that simply addresses file and application storage challenges, no matter the size of your business. Straightforward features and new enhancements mean simpler installation and monitoring of utilization and health status.
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    Sample Customers
    Morroni Technologies Inc., Creative Integrations
    John Lewis, HPE IT, Comline AG, AmeriPride Services
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Government8%
    Educational Organization6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Government8%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business71%
    Large Enterprise29%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise55%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Buyer's Guide
    FreeNAS vs. HPE StoreEasy
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about FreeNAS vs. HPE StoreEasy and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    FreeNAS is ranked 7th in NAS with 3 reviews while HPE StoreEasy is ranked 10th in NAS with 3 reviews. FreeNAS is rated 7.6, while HPE StoreEasy is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of FreeNAS writes "Easy to implement and has a good setup wizard but needs better documentation". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE StoreEasy writes "Useful virtual machine storage, simple setup, and reliable". FreeNAS is most compared with StarWind Storage Appliance, NetApp FAS Series, Dell PowerScale (Isilon), Qumulo and HPE 3PAR StoreServ, whereas HPE StoreEasy is most compared with Dell PowerScale (Isilon), NetApp FAS Series, Qumulo, IBM FlashSystem and IBM Scale-out NAS. See our FreeNAS vs. HPE StoreEasy report.

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