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GlobalSAN iSCSI initiator for Mac

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5 stars

"Good if you know how to set up a SAN system."

November 02, 2011  |  By frogslayer

 |  Version: GlobalSAN iSCSI initiator 3


Previous to version 5, this was the best free iSCSI initiator for OSX.
It works with a wide range of targets, and is easy to configure.


The software does not train users on proper setup of an iSCSI environment. It is not as easy to set up as NAS, and there are important things to consider when using block-level access to storage.

There are also important things to keep in mind when exposing LUNs to an OSX workstation.


Version 5 is 50$ and supports Lion. If you are still on Snow Leopard, the free version can still be found and used.

Please do yourself a favor and read the SNS forums for GlobalSAN at

As a final note, the iSCSI initiator has very little to do with connection speed. This should be obvious.

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1 stars

"Slowest and buggiest software for Mac I've ever seen..."

June 20, 2011  |  By nismo1968

 |  Version: GlobalSAN iSCSI initiator 3


None. Except it's free.


It's slow when it works. It's unstable when it works. It does not work with majority of the software targets on the market.


Better spend money on ATTO iSCSI initiator then waste time on this piece of... well... software.

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Full Specifications

Publisher Studio Network Solutions
Publisher web site
Release Date March 19, 2007
Date Added March 19, 2007
Version 3
Category Networking Software
Subcategory Network Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac/OS X 10.4
Additional Requirements Mac OS X 10.4
Download Information
File Size 3.21MB
File Name globalSAN3.0b1150.dmg
Total Downloads 8,355
Downloads Last Week 13
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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