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2019-01-16T21:39:00Z
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for FreeNAS?

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

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5 Answers
MS
Member of the Board of Directors; Executive at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-11-06T02:50:00Z
06 November 21

The solution is free and open-source. That said, if you have hardware failures, then there's the cost of replacing it. That's the only cost. In my case, when I was finding the discs were failing too fast, I determined that the drives were really running too hot and I bought a new really big case with lots of fans. Now the discs are really cool. Everything's really cool in it. Once I invested in the fans, that's when it became ultra-reliable.

JB
Self Employed at AOK Consulting Inc
Real User
Top 20
2020-10-30T19:12:22Z
30 October 20

Its price is okay. It suits our needs.

JB
Consultant at ITIP
Consultant
2020-06-01T05:06:33Z
01 June 20

For our configuration, we pay a little bit less than €10,000 ($12,000 USD) per year. The only other costs are for the hardware in the data center.

SA
Engineer at a university with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-10-29T09:45:00Z
29 October 19

We use the free version of the program.

MS
Member of the Board of Directors; Executive at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
2019-01-16T21:39:00Z
16 January 19

Since it is free (except for the hardware cost), and robust, I would advise others to use it. If the user is not technologically proficient, I might suggest TRUE NAS for a guaranteed turnkey solution

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