These are the results of this weekends benchmarking! I’ve tested a single-drive UFS2 file system, and compared it to several ZFS configurations (single and multi-drive). For all the juicy details on configuration and testing methods, please see FreeBSD: Filesystem Performance – The Setup.
I’ve run a series of benchmarks on my prototyping server to determine performance differences between a variety of configurations:
- Single drive UFS2
- Single drive ZFS
- ZFS 3-way mirror
- ZFS stripe across 3 drives
- ZFS RaidZ across 3 drives
- ZFS RaidZ across 3 drives, plus a SSD as cache.
All the details on configuration and benchmark methods are below!