The FreeNAS Mini

Professional-grade Network Attached Storage for home and office. Powered by FreeNAS, the world’s most popular open source storage OS.

Mini but Mighty Storage

FreeNAS Minis allow you to easily store and manage your important data using any storage protocol, including NFS, SMB, AFP, iSCSI, S3, and many others.

FreeNAS Minis can be managed from the easy-to-use FreeNAS web interface using any computer or mobile device on your home or business network.

All Minis are backed by the OpenZFS (ZFS) enterprise-class file system that provides software RAID to protect your data from drive failure, data corruption, file deletion, and even malware attacks.

Choose Your Mini

Choose from four FreeNAS Mini models, designed to give you professional-level data protection and performance at a highly competitive price in each class.

FreeNAS Mini E

Starting at $749

4 Hot-Swap Bays
Dual-core C3338 Intel CPU
Efficient Design
Quad 1GbE

FreeNAS Mini XL+

Starting at $1,499

8 + 1 Hot-Swap Bays
Octa-core C3758 Intel CPU
Maximum Performance
Dual 10GbE
Full Specifications
Chassis 4 Bay Enclosure – Super Quiet Design  8+1  Bay Enclosure – Super Quiet Design
Hard Drive Bays

4 x SATA 3.5” Hot-Swappable Drive Bays 

2 x SATA 2.5” Internal SSD Bays

8 x SATA 3.5” Hot-Swappable Drive Bays 

1 x SATA 2.5” Hot-Swappable SSD Bay

1x SATA 2.5” Internal SSD Bay

Maximum Capacity Up to 40 TB depending on RAID layout Up to 80 TB depending on RAID layout
CPU Dual-core C3338 Intel CPU Octa-core C3758 Intel CPU
Memory 8 GB DDR4 with ECC 32 GB DDR4 with ECC
RAID  OpenZFS – RAIDZ1 (RAID 5), RAIDZ2 (RAID 6), Multi-Disk Mirror (RAID 10), and RAID0 (stripe)
Disk Management

Hot-Swappable Drives, Bad Block Scan + HDD S.M.A.R.T

  ISO Mounting Support, Hardware-Accelerated Disk Encryption


Standard: 4 x 1 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports (10/100/1000)

Dedicated RJ45 IPMI Port (Remote Hardware Management)

Standard: 2 x RJ45 10GBaseT Ethernet LAN ports

 Dedicated RJ45 IPMI Port (Remote Hardware Management)


USB Ports

2 x USB 2.0 Ports (Front)

1 x USB 3.0 Port (Rear)

1 x USB 3.0 Port (Front)

1 x USB 2.0 Port (Front)

2 x USB 2.0 Ports (Rear)

Read/Write Cache (Optional) Boost performance by adding a dedicated, high-performance read cache (L2ARC) or by adding a dedicated, high-performance write cache (ZIL/SLOG)
PCIe Expansion N/A 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x4
Power Supply 100V to 240V AC, 50/60 HZ, Single Phase
Power Consumption (Maximum) Diskless: 16.5W,
With drives: 56.5W
Diskless: 34W,
With drives & 10GbE: 101W
Power Management Remote Power-On/Off (IPMI), UPS Signal Response and Alerts
User Control Interface Web Browser and Remote Hardware Management (IPMI)
Dimension (WxDxH) 8.25” x 11.2” x 9.5” / 210 x 284 x 241mm 8.4” x 11” x 15.1” / 213 x 279 x 384mm 
(no drives)
10.8lb / 4.9Kg 23.15lb / 10.5Kg
Limited Warranty 1 Year



FreeNAS Mini, Power Cord, Quick Start Guide, 2 Case Door Keys,4 Removable Disk Trays, bag of HDD screws, 7 ft copper cable FreeNAS Mini XL, Power Cord, Quick Start Guide, 2 Case Door Keys, 8 Removable Disk Trays, bag of HDD screws, 7 ft copper cable 

Powered by FreeNAS

FreeNAS Minis are powered by FreeNAS, the world’s most popular open-source storage OS. FreeNAS uses the ZFS file system, adding features like deduplication and compression, copy-on-write with checksum validation, snapshots and replication, support for multiple hypervisor solutions, and much more. And with TrueCommand, it’s easier than ever to manage multiple FreeNAS and TrueNAS systems from a single pane of glass.

Western Digital – The Preferred Drives of FreeNAS

All FreeNAS Minis come standard with Western Digital hard drives. Western Digital drives are specifically designed to handle the rigors of 24×7 FreeNAS workloads, offering excellent data protection and the highest level of performance possible.

*Regardless of which drives you choose for your system, purchase drives with traditional CMR technology and avoid ones using SMR technology.

Expand Your FreeNAS Experience with Plugins


Choose from a host of plugins and services designed to expand the functionality of your system even further. Plugins like Plex Media Server, NextCloud, Crashplan, and Zoneminder help stream media, share files, automate backup, and even control surveillance cameras. You can also share files, backup desktops and laptops, and store and serve high definition video and audio content.


Media Center


Torrent Sharing


File Sharing


Video Security Management

Build Your Mini