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Originally Posted by RyunThis is a great article and all but personally I'm going to be using WHS 2011 until it is irresponsible to do so, or is incompatible with the majority of the OS's in the house. So the choices presented here may very well be irrelevant when I do have to pick a new server OS.
Originally Posted by edziebaDon't forget Windows 8 as a WHS replacement. With Storage Spaces and ReFS you handle the disk pooling end of things, and DLNA/uPnP is still handled by WMP. These being the two most-used features of WHS, Win 8 is probably sufficient for many users.
Originally Posted by Gareth HalfacreeQuote:Originally Posted by RyunThis is a great article and all but personally I'm going to be using WHS 2011 until it is irresponsible to do so, or is incompatible with the majority of the OS's in the house. So the choices presented here may very well be irrelevant when I do have to pick a new server OS.True, but short of inventing a time machine and seeing what choices are popular in 2026, this was the best I could offer.
Originally Posted by RyunAbsolutely, what were you thinking NOT making a time machine? =P
Originally Posted by Gareth HalfacreeMeh, I'll build it tomorrow.
Originally Posted by faugusztinDid you actually look at performance of Storage Spaces and ReFS ? With parity drive performance takes a nose dive (read 30MB/s max), the drives cannot be accessed separately like in drive pooling...
In short, Storage Spaces/ReFS is pretty much on-the-fly expandable software RAID with not so good write perfomance.
Originally Posted by Burnout21If you ask why my server isn't linux, then I raise you this. Have you tried transferring 4Tb of data from a NTFS to EXT4 file system under linux? The NTFS driver is a joke running at ~10mbits. Last time I did it, it took 3 days. Unless someone has reworked the driver recently I am not interested.
Originally Posted by faugusztinI am just doing that, and i get 30-100MB/s with my WD20EARS/EARX in Ubuntu 12.04 using ntfs-3g depending on the file position on the drive and the target drive usage (i am using greyhole, so the files are distributed right out and that slows some transfers down). And that is with pushing all that through locally mounted samba shares.
And i have no issues with Samba, what are your issues with file sharing ?
Originally Posted by faugusztinAnyway, i am not sure what performance issues Burnout21 had, i get full read speeds from the NTFS drives. Sure, write speeds could be bad, but who in their sane mind would write to NTFS drive in Linux ?
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