On this page you will find links to posts and handy utilities that will help you manage your network attached file server.

NAS performance tester (C#) – Link

This free C# utility benchmarks the read and write performance in megabytes per second of network attached storage connected through SMB/CIFS network shares.



DisParity Storage Manager (DSM) is a graphical user interface and front-end for the disParity command line utility. Its main purpose is to make the process of using the utility easier and more user-friendly, as well as add additional features such as drive management and configuration management. In addition, new features not present in disParity.exe can be added, such as parity duplication.

Liquesce – a Drive Pooling Solution. Liquesce lets you take your hard drives that have Space / Directories and merge them into a single representation in an explorer view. This is very similar to the “Drive Extender” functionality in WHS, but without the need to format your drives.

Elucidate is a GUI to drive the SnapRAID command line on MS Windows platforms with .Net support installed.


Synchronisation / Syncing

Syncany – Syncany is an open-source cloud storage and filesharing application.

Synkron – Synkron is an application that helps you keep your files and folders always updated. You can easily sync your documents, music or pictures to have their latest version everywhere.

Unison – Unison is a file-synchronization tool for Unix and Windows. It allows two replicas of a collection of files and directories to be stored on different hosts (or different disks on the same host), modified separately, and then brought up to date by propagating the changes in each replica to the other.

FreeFileSync – FreeFileSync is a folder comparison and synchronization tool providing highly optimized performance and usability without a needlessly complex user interface.

Microsoft SyncToy is a free application that synchronises files and folders between locations. Typical uses include sharing files, such as photos, with other computers and creating backup copies of files and folders.

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