A new Rockstor user from south UK here.
My history with NAS is so far quite limited. Five years ago I bought my first NAS box - a single drive WD My Cloud 3TB. I plugged it in, set it up and have had to do nothing to it apart from firmware updates since then. It just works, and has successfully stored music, videos, photos and documents etc without missing a beat. Switching off the built-in Twonky DLNA server improved its performance significantly (it’s a dual core ARM with 256MB RAM).
That reliability is all I need from a NAS really, I run Logitech Media Server and Jellyfin from Raspberry Pi devices very successfully and I like it like that. I’m a big Pi fan to be honest. Also, I don’t want a NAS that I need to keep logging into via the WebGUI or SSH to keep having to check things - I just want it to work for me and my family of six so we can rely on it to store stuff without fuss or bother.
However, I want and need something more solid, with redundancy (and yes, I have effective backups too).
I’ve been through the usual suspects of OpenSource NAS software solutions, and kept coming back to Rockstor. This is currently on an old reliable AMD64 box, but I have plans afoot.
So now I’ve just moved to Stable after a while of Testing, and look forward to what’s ahead.
I’m still learning, and look forward to more of that.
For me Rockstor is definitely a Rockstar.