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Storage Spaces vs. ZFS

Prelude It’s time for the big showdown! In this post I continue with my benchmark frenzy and after messing around with ZFS I put those SSDs to the test with FreeNAS. The most interesting part will be, of course, to see how those stand against Storage Spaces. On FreeNAS (FreeBSD) there’s no ATTO Disk Benchmark, […]

First Look at ZFS & FreeNAS

ZFS Before finalizing our SSD storage I really wanted to give ZFS, and more specifically, FreeNAS a go. ZFS is particularly interesting because of its awesome performancy with its parity implementation dubbed RAID-Z. Basically, the Sun (now Oracle) guys came up with some clever ideas that greatly eliminate the performance hit that kills the regular […]

iSCSI SAN with multiple NICs

Preface When you’re dealing with SSD storage, chances are, a single network interface is just not enough. No, not even 10GBE is. In fact, with our current 24 SSD array we actually need at least 70 Gbps (yes, you’ve read it right) to fully utilize it. I can’t even put as many cards in the […]