26 June 2024

Unraid 7 Public Beta

Welcome to the next evolution of your Unraid experience with Unraid 7.0.0-beta1.

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Unraid 7 Sneak Peek

Unraid 7.0.0-beta1 is here! Welcome to the next evolution of your Unraid experience, as Unraid 7 is packed with game-changing new features and improvements that will redefine what you can achieve with your homelab. 

This release has something for everyone from a sleek, revamped dashboard, improved navigation, hybrid ZFS pools implemented, huge VM manager improvements, and much, much more . Get ready to explore these features and more as we dive into what makes this release a must-have for every Unraid user.

PSA: This is a beta release and should not be run on production servers. We recommend users only download this beta on test environments.

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Unraid 7 Key Features

Improved Dashboard and Navigation

Say hello to an enhanced, intuitive interface that makes managing your server easier than ever. With the improved dashboard and navigation, every feature is just a click away. A new incorporated GUI Search plugin ensures you can find exactly what you need in seconds.

Favorites for Quick Access

Tired of navigating through menus to access your most-used features? Now, you can add favorites, making navigation faster and more efficient.


Unraid 7 rounds out ZFS's full capabilities with the full integration of hybrid ZFS pools that support a wide range of special vdev types. Whether you're a video editor, graphic artist, or just a power user, ZFS offers unparalleled reliability and performance.

Unraid Array Now Optional

With this beta, you can now skip using the traditional Unraid array altogether and run all your storage as pools. With many new all-SSD platforms available, you can now run Unraid the way you want with no array limitations.

VM Manager Improvements and Improved Hardware Support

Take your virtualization to the next level with VM Clone and Snapshot capabilities, improved VM performance, and a whole host of improvements and optimizations. Additionally, thanks to the updated Linux kernel, Unraid 7 brings Intel ARC GPU support, ensuring you're ready for the latest hardware advancements.

File Management and Power Modes

Managing your files is now a breeze with the integrated Dynamix File Manager directly within the web GUI. New power mode settings provide greater control over your server’s energy consumption, helping you balance performance and efficiency.

See Full Release Notes

Read about the new Linux kernel, distro changes, and the dozens of other improvements and optimizations listed in the Unraid 7.0.0-beta.1 release notes.

Learn More about Unraid 7

Before updating, read the full Unraid 7 beta release notes and let us know what you think in the forums!

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