Freenas vs Unraid
I have been using an old iMac as a PMS and an even older ReadyNAS Ultra4 to hold my media. it is time for an upgrade. I am going to build a Xeon based server to handle the transcoding I need for all my friends and family that share my server. The real question is, what OS to use with the server?
The main purpose of the server will be as a plex media server. I currently have about 8TB of data on the ReadyNAS.
I am leaning towards freeNAS with its ZFS file system. I like the idea of adding disks in bunches, creating a vdev and adding it to the pool. I don't plan on buying disks 1 at time, and I don't have a bunch of disks with different sizes laying around.
Seeing that this is the FreeBSD forum, what are the advantages of freeNAS over unRAID? I will post the same question on the unRAID forum to get that side of the discussion as well.
Thanks for the input.
Roku 2 | PMS on iMac | iPhones and iPads | ReadyNAS Ultra 4x3tb