Storage Spaces Performance in WS2012e on a HP N40L ProLiant MicroServer

The Home Server Show blog has a great post on Storage Spaces Performance in Windows Server 2012 Essentials on a HP N40L ProLiant MicroServer:

While I was expecting poorer write speeds with Parity drives (based on past testing) I was surprised by the relative poor write speeds for 2-way and 3-way Mirror drives with ReFS. I simply don’t understand how ReFS’s performance is so heavily impacted.

For good overall performance with some resiliency the 2-Way & 3-Way Mirrors with NTFS would seem to be good choices to consider and offered protection against one or more failures of the physical drives making up the underlying drive pool.

A Storage Spaces Virtual Drive with 2-Way Mirror resiliency, NTFS and Thin provisioning is what I plan to continue using for the foreseeable future in S2012E.

Storage Spaces Performance in WS2012 Essentials on a HP N40L ProLiant MicroServer

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