End of life:  1th November 2024

FREE Open-E Data Storage Software V7 Small Office Home Office (SOHO)

Open-E Data Storage Software V7 SOHO (Small Office Home Office) is a free version of Open-E DSS V7. The SOHO version delivers basic functionalities of our fully featured NAS/SAN software platform. To get the free Open-E DSS V7 SOHO today, simply register and download the software.

All great features for FREE:

  • Free software
  • iSCSI (SAN)
  • NIC Teaming/Bonding
  • Software RAID
  • Up to 4 Network Cards (max. 1Gbe)
  • 4TB FREE initial storage capacity
  • Additional storage extensions up to 36TB at affordable prices
  • Optional Single Case Basic Support


Open-E DSS V7 SOHO Version Packshot Box

Storage solutions for small businesses

Open-E Data Storage Software V7 SOHO (Small Office Home Office) is a free version of Open-E DSS V7, previously known as Open-E DSS V7 Lite. With SOHO, you can take advantage of basic functionalities of our fully featured NAS / SAN software platform, now with a doubled capacity of 4TB free of charge. Download Open-E DSS V7 SOHO directly from our website today!

Easy and affordable storage capacity extension

Data storage requirements are growing fast these days. This is why the storage capacity of Open-E DSS V7 SOHO can be increased easily thanks to cost-effective storage extensions of 4, 8, 16 or 32TB. This way, you can benefit from the scalability of the product and use the software with a size of up to 36TB. Extension prices start from 5,00 EUR / USD.

Affordable technical support

In case you require any help while using Open-E DSS V7 SOHO, our support team is at the ready for you. With our special Single Case Basic Support you will receive e-mail assistance for technical issues with your Open-E DSS V7 SOHO product.

System requirements

Motherboard 64bit 2GHz CPU
Memory 2 GB RAM
HDD Disk controller
Network Network Interface Card

Note: Minimum hardware requirements allow running all functions separately with a limited number of clients or users.

iSCSI Target (SAN)

The iSCSI Target Manager helps you to keep an overview of all iSCSI Targets, CHAP users and portals.


The NAS settings in Open-E DSS V7 SOHO enable you to quickly setup and manage different shares with individual or group access in your storage system.

Data safety

Data Replication is available with Open-E DSS V7 SOHO - for the highest security of your data. Replication tasks can be easily set up and managed, so you could focus on more important tasks at hand. Additionally, external backup agents will help making your data even safer.

System management

Open-E DSS V7 SOHO enables you to effectively manage your system with tools like Task Manager. Administrator Settings offer you to define passwords and basic settings for your system.

Installation and first run wizard

To make the first setup as easy as possible, the wizard functionality guides you step-by-step through the installation process.

Frequently asked questions

Yes, all you need to do is download the latest version of Open-E DSS V7 SOHO from our website. Your current Lite version will automatically change to a 2TB SOHO. Then you generate a new product key in your Portal, type it in and the capacity will be increased to 4TB.

As Open-E DSS V7 SOHO includes basic functionalities of Open-E DSS V7 only, High Availability is not available in the software.

As this is the maximum amount of storage you can manage with Open-E DSS V7 SOHO, you will need to purchase a full Open-E DSS V7 license.

No, you are not able to purchase regular Basic, Standard, Premium or 24/7 Support for your Open-E DSS V7 SOHO. We are offering a special Single Case Basic Support including e-mail assistance in case of any issues with your Open-E DSS V7 SOHO product.

Open-E offers many free resources for technical support, such as the Open-E ForumOpen-E Knowledgebase and many other free documents and videos on the Open-E website.