Before with FreeNAS 10 a completely new version, FreeNAS 9.10 has now been released. The most important new feature is FreeBSD 10.3-RC3 as the base.
The interface has not been updated, this will only happen with FreeNAS 10 Upgrading from FreeNAS 9.3 is very easy: select the appropriate "Train" under the menu item "Updates" and then start the update. After that it will take some time and the system will start the new FreeNAS version:
The most important points from the FreeNAS 9.10 Release Notes:
- Support for Intel I219-V & I219-LM Gigabit Ethernet Chipset
- Support for Intel Skylake Architectures
- Improved support for USB devices (e.g. network adapters)
- USB 3.0 devices are supported
- Samba (SMB filesharing) updated from version 4.1 to 4.3.4
- various bug fixes that come with FreeBSD10
The complete release notes for FreeNAS 9.10 and the download is available on the project's website:
If you want to set up a new device with FreeNAS, you can do this e.g. based on the popular Proliant Microserver Gen8 from HP - four 3.5″ HDDs can easily be stored here together with the 8 Gigabyte RAM recommended for FreeNAS 9.x.