iSCSI Overview Tutorial | FreeNAS vs TrueNAS | 48TB FreeNAS Build | Issue #28

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Hello FreeNAS Users,

The year may be winding down but we’re closing it out with a bang. In addition to a FreeNAS Mini discount, this month we release an oft-requested tutorial for iSCSI shares, our VP talks about the differences between FreeNAS and TrueNAS, and we take a quick look at one user’s 48TB FreeNAS build. Lastly, we’ve selected the best #MissionComplete stories for November.

Happy holidays from all of us,
The FreeNAS Team

FreeNAS Mini Discounts
We lowered the prices on our Mini configurations with discounts up to 10%. Stop by our Amazon store or head over to iXsystems to grab one of these great deals.

Model Old Price New Price
4TB Mini $1,325.00 $1,284.99
8TB Mini $1,495.00 $1,399.99
12TB Mini $1,625.00 $1,499.99
16TB Mini $1,895.00 $1,699.99
24TB Mini $2,395.00 $2,249.99
iSCSI Overview Tutorial Video
By popular demand, we have a new tutorial for iSCSI shares. The video covers some basic info about iSCSI, how to set it up, and how to configure and enable the service. Watch now >>

FreeBSD Journal
FreeNAS vs TrueNAS
Isn’t TrueNAS just the enterprise version of FreeNAS? It’s so much more than that. The differences range from features and performance all the way to the hardware itself. Get the facts from our VP, Brett Davis. Watch now >>
Awesome 48TB FreeNAS Build (Photos)
A FreeNAS user posted their new FreeNAS build online. The setup features 48TB of storage capacity, 48GB of ECC RAM, and is notable for using a Xeon-based processor. Check it out >>
Best #MissionComplete November Stories
We received so many great #MissionComplete stories in November and we have another tie. Congratulations to Chris and Stephen who will receive Amazon gift cards and FreeNAS apparel. Read the full stories >>There’s still time to enter. Simply fill out this form and tell us how you have used FreeNAS, FreeBSD, TrueNAS, OpenZFS or iXsystems hardware to complete your mission!
6 Reasons Why TrueNAS is replacing NetApp and EMC – Free Webinar
We invite you to join Matt Olander, Co-Founder and CSO of iXsystems, in a free webinar about TrueNAS. Find out why people are making the switch from big-name, legacy storage vendors to TrueNAS. Read more >>
FreeNAS Certification Classes
We offer a free Intro to FreeNAS class that runs every day. For those of you interested in learning more about advanced topics, we also offer paid, fully interactive classes. Read more >>
Live Events

TechTip #24
Want some insight into what FreeNAS is doing under the hood? Check the Settings: Advanced: Show console messages in the footer checkbox to have the system messages appear at the bottom of the web interface. Click it for more details.
Join the Team
iXsystems, the company that sponsors FreeNAS, is looking for a few good people to join our team. Interested? The full list of available positions can be found on our website.
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