XigmaNAS is an open-source Network-Attached Storage (NAS) that’s distributed based on FreeBSD. It’s an operating system that you can install on virtually any hardware. The O/S aims to share data storage over a network and works similar to FreeNAS, AOMEI Backupper, and Openmediavault.
It’s the quickest and easiest way to create a centralised server that’s easily accessible for all types of data. You can access all kinds of network standards from any network. If you want easy sharing of data on your computer network, you will want to have this software on your device.
How does it work?
XigmaNAS enables sharing on Unix, Windows and Apple systems. It consists of software RAID, ZFS v5000, disk encryption, email reports and more. Additionally, it includes protocols like FTP, AFP, TFTP, Active Directory Domain Controller, Unison, CARP, HAST and many more.
You can configure these protocols via its WEB interface. Install the operating system on an HDD, SSD or USB drive to use it. Additionally, you can boot it from a LiveUSB or LiveCD with a small USB Key for configuration storage.
What’s the difference between TrueNAS and FreeNAS?
The first difference between FreeNas and TrueNAS is their delivery method. FreeNAS is free software that needs users to get familiar with storage before selecting the appropriate hardware that’s right for their application. On the other hand, TrueNAS is an appliance that’s built specifically for storage.
XigmaNAS hardware requirements
To install this operating system on your device, you need to meet the following system requirements:
- Multi-core 64-bit processor
- A computer with minimum RAM storage of 8 GB (ECC recommended)
- A USB Stick (for configuration storage) and one or more HDD for storage
- A CF drive or bootable USB (minimum of 2 GB for an embedded platform, the full platform requires 4 GB)
- Use CF or USB drive for a full platform not recommended and one or more HDDs for its data storage
- A bootable HDD and one or more HDDs for storage
- A bootable HDD (which will be partitioned for data and XigmaNAS)
- You can use a XigmaNAS emulator
Is XigmaNAS safe?
Similar to FreeNAS, XigmaNAS is safe and secure. The operating system platform is based on the FreeBSD O/S, which employs security best practices in development. Since the XigmaNAS itself is not security software, its security depends on a properly configured firewall.