XigmaNAS is Open Source NAS (Network-Attached Storage) distribution.

XigmaNAS supports sharing files across multiple operating systems, including Windows, Apple, and UNIX-like systems. XigmaNAS is easy to set up in most home and enterprise environments and will allow you to manage and share large amounts of data easily across your network. XigmaNAS also incorporates many different streaming features for sharing your multimedia with other devices on your network.

XigmaNAS includes ZFS v5000 (Feature Flags) (RAID-Z, RAIDZ-2 & RAIDZ-3) Software RAID (0,1,5),  JBOD, Disk Encryption, S.M.A.R.T. / Email Reports, includes the following protocols: CIFS/SMB (Samba), Active Directory Domain Controller (Samba), FTP, NFS, TFTP, AFP, RSYNC, Unison, iSCSI (initiator and target), HAST, CARP, Bridge, UPnP, and Bittorent, which are all highly configurable by using XigmaNAS’s great web user interface.

XigmaNAS can be installed on an extremely wide range of hardware. Anything from an actual server to an old repurposed computer you may have laying around. Please check the hardware compatibility wiki as well for more details.

Current Active XigmaNAS Versions:

  • XigmaNAS Based on FreeBSD 13 and coming Soon!
  • XigmaNAS Current Stable branche

Current base system:

  • Base OS used for XigmaNAS series = FreeBSD 13.0
  • Base OS used for XigmaNAS series = FreeBSD 12.2

Disk drive and volume management

  • OpenZFS
  • Software RAID 0,1,5 and mix (1+0,1+1, etc.) (Soft-Raid 5 EOL and removed in series, supported on 12.x series)
  • UFS, Ext2/3, FAT, NTFS
  • exFAT *Mount read only
  • Disk encryption (Uses cryptographic accelerator card if present)
  • Partition: MBR and GPT, ZFS
  • CAM Target Layer
  • iSCSI initiator

Network Protocols supported:

  • SMB/CIFS (Samba)
  • Samba AD
  • AFP (Netatalk)
  • NFS
  • FTP (ProFTPD)
  • TFTP (tftp-hpa)
  • RSYNC (Client/Server)
  • Unison
  • SCP (SSH)
  • iSCSI target

Extra services:

  • BitTorrent client (Transmission)
  • iTunes/DAAP server (Firefly)
  • Network Bandwidth measure tool (iPerf3)
  • RRDtool (for Graphical System Statistics)
  • IPMItools
  • Syncthing
  • Fuppes (for DLNA/UPnP-AV clients)
  • MiniDLNA (Fully compliant with DLNA/UPnP-AV clients)
  • Webserver (Lighttpd)
  • VirtualBox with WebSocket VNC server
  • phpVirtualBox and noVNC (HTML5/WebSocket VNC client) for VM management
  • Internal file manager


  • 802.1q vlan tagging
  • Wireless
  • Link aggregation
  • Wake On Lan
  • Bridge
  • CARP (Common Address Redundancy Protocol)
  • HAST (Highly Available Storage)


  • Historic statistics server (Graphical Statistics)
  • Real-time network and cpu statistics
  • S.M.A.R.T. (smartmontools)
  • E-mail alert
  • SNMP
  • Syslog
  • UPS (NUT)