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“Introducing the Latest Release of TrueNAS Mini R and TrueNAS Scale 22.12.1 – Elevating the Home Server Experience”

Revolutionary TrueNAS Mini R Unveils with TrueNAS Scale 22.12.1 and New Rack-Mountable Enclosure Management

As experts in the world of FreeNAS and TrueNAS, we are overjoyed to announce the release of two major updates! First, the latest version of TrueNAS Scale, 22.12.1, is now available. And second, we are thrilled to introduce the highly anticipated TrueNAS Mini R. With the R standing for “rack-mountable”, this new addition to the TrueNAS Mini line is a significant expansion, featuring impressive hardware and cutting-edge features.

TrueNAS Scale 22.12.1: The Ultimate Upgrade

The newly released TrueNAS Scale 22.12.1, also known as Bluefin, is a dot release to the previous version. For those unfamiliar, TrueNAS Core is the updated version of FreeNAS, powered by the reliable FreeBSD operating system. TrueNAS Scale, on the other hand, is the more advanced scale-out platform built on Linux. This latest release includes a number of essential bug fixes, performance enhancements, and Kubernetes updates. However, we recommend that enterprise users wait until the next dot release to upgrade for maximum stability.

Introducing the TrueNAS Mini R: Next-Generation NAS Powerhouse

But that’s not all – we are also excited to announce the arrival of the TrueNAS Mini R. This impressive rack-mountable NAS is equipped with all the power and performance of the TrueNAS Mini X+, with the added bonus of a 12-bay rackmount chassis. Sporting the 2017-era Intel Atom C3000 CPU, this new addition is a game-changer for storage solutions. In fact, we even put it to the test – and in 2020, we reviewed the iXsystems TrueNAS Mini X+ ZFS NAS.

On the Horizon: Supermicro A3SPi and Atom C5000 Processors

For those looking for the next big thing, keep an eye out for our upcoming review of the Supermicro A3SPi series. Featuring the cutting-edge 2022-generation Atom C5000 series processors, these boards offer advanced capabilities and performance enhancements. And while the pricing of the 25GbE model may be slightly higher, the additional features are well worth it. Plus, with options starting at just $2000, these systems are a budget-friendly choice for storage solutions.

Upgrade Your TrueNAS Mini: 12x18TB Configuration for Just $10K

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to take advantage of the TrueNAS Mini R’s impressive features. With options for 32GB and 64GB RAM, built-in 10Gbase-T, and the ability to add SFP+ networking via an add-in card, this 2U chassis is the perfect choice for all your storage needs. Plus, with rubber feet for noise reduction and a maximum 52dB under peak load, this system strikes the perfect balance between power and sound.

Looking Ahead: The Future of TrueNAS Mini

As devoted fans of iXsystems TrueNAS Mini hardware, we couldn’t be more pleased with the addition of a 2U rackmount version. With the company’s emphasis on noise control and the powerful yet reliable Intel Atom C3758 processor, this new model is sure to be a hit. However, with competition from companies like QNAP offering ZFS in its QuTS Hero solution and using higher-end CPUs for enhanced performance, we hope to see a more powerful TrueNAS Mini in the future. But for now, we can’t wait to see what else iXsystems has in store for the next-generation TrueNAS Mini lineup.