Free NAS is a cost free software application that changes a PC into NAS (Network Attached Storage) server. It provides a support for the connections from Apple OS X, Microsoft Windows operating system, Linux and Free BSD. It also supports RAID servers and has an easy, simple and modified web interface.
Free NAS is an example of an embedded operating system. This shows that it is efficient, compact and devoted to a single job. Once it is installed on a computer system, the system is then called as a dedicated NAS i.e. a dedicated Network Attached Storage, it can’t perform other usual tasks concurrently.
Due to the fact that it is a free software program which means that a large number of developers are continuously working to evolve the software product. In case, you’ve an old computer system at home, you can utilize it to make a NAS. However, a new version Free NAS 8 offers ZFS (designed by Sun Micro-systems), which is used to provide a support for high storage capacity and also integrates volume management and file systems into a single software application.