FreeNAS 9.10-RELEASE with new FreeBSD base

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:

Upgrade from FreeNAS 9.3 to 9.10 by selecting a new "Train
Upgrade from FreeNAS 9.3 to 9.10 by selecting a new "Train

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.

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