[Ukfreebsd] nice little storage server for 112GBP

Mark Blackman mark at exonetric.com
Wed Jan 12 10:23:48 GMT 2011

On Wed, 12 Jan 2011 09:54:39 -0000, Jonathan Belson <jon at witchspace.com>  

> Has anyone got any zfs RAIDZ benchmarks to share?  I'm quite interested  
> in getting one of these to replace my Dell PowerEdge SC440 (cost me  
> 99GBP direct from Dell!) due to the reduced size/noise/power and extra  
> drive bays, but I was concerned the slower CPU might affect  
> performance.  It would mainly get used as an SMB file store and IMAP  
> server.

No benchmark, but on a gigabit network, during a time machine restore
it was usually zipping along at 47 Mbyte/sec (i.e. 470 Mbit/sec) and
bursting up to 92 Mbyte/sec at least once. These were 4 x Barracuda  
7200.12 1TB
hard drives.

So there's a rough sequential read data point for you.

- Mark

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