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NAS Performance Comparison: Windows Server vs. Linux vs. OpenSolaris

Oct 08, 2009, 05:34 (7 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Alex Lourie for this link. ]

"All operating systems (64-Bit versions) were tested on the same hardware platform equipped with an Intel Q9650 Quad-Core CPU, 4GB of system memory, Intel Gigabit Ethernet NIC, 10K RPM WD Raptor system disk and four 500GB WD RE data disks. Each operating system was installed using default configuration options and no performance optimizations were made after the initial OS installation.

"The NAS server was tested through the network (3Com Gigabit Switch) using four identical client machines equipped with an Intel E8400 Dual-Core CPU, Intel Gigabit Ethernet NIC, 2GB of system memory and running the Windows XP SP3 (32-Bit) operating system. All tests were performed using the FlexTk File Management Toolkit with an identical 8.4 GB data set containing about 88,000 small, medium-sized and large files. After each test, the NAS server and all client computers were rebooted."

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