Examining Performance: Windows 8 Storage Spaces

Update 8/12/2012

I picked up another RE4 500GB so now the test is using two Western Digital RE4 WD5003ABYX 500GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s drives.

The first WD RE4 500GB on SATA2

The second WD RE4 500GB on SATA2

Now inside of a RAID1 created on the SATA2 ports for the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 motherboard. Using the two WD RE4 500GB drives from above.

And now inside a mirroring Storage Space on Windows 8 Release Preview.

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I”ll be using two drives in this test:

  1. Western Digital RE4 WD5003ABYX 500GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
  2. Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s

Here is the WD RE4 connected on SATA2.

And the Seagate:

Now inside of a RAID1 created on the SATA2 ports for the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 motherboard

And finally within Windows 8’s new Storage Spaces. Doing Mirroring.

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