Originally Posted by Lars99
Isn't the FlexRaid price the same as unRaid's?
Pretty much. And while I think that FlexRAID is a better product, I think unRAID may be more marketable. The average joe can buy unRAID, and get a complete server solution. It's more established, and has a much larger user base / support pool. FlexRAID, otoh, has been a beta product up until now. I believe most will perceive real-time parity to be "better"... I don't use it, but I get the impression from the forums that the real-time option in FlexRAID isn't quite as polished as snapshot mode.
The type of user who likes the flexibility of applying FlexRAID onto the platform of their choice, who doesn't mind the added complexity that comes along with that, and/or who needs a larger system than what unRAID supports, or who has a need for some of the advanced features and flexibility it offers is more likely to not be scared away from command-line, and may have more of an affinity for an open-source project.
It will be interesting to see how it shakes out. Personally, I think it's a good product and I hope he does well with it. But I just can't help but think that the pricing is a bit optimistic, at least at this point in time. If it had started a little lower and/or waited until it became more established with more history out of beta, I think it would see more acceptance.