Btrfs On 4 x Intel SSDs In RAID 0/1/5/6/10

Written by Michael Larabel in Storage on 29 October 2014 at 04:00 PM EDT. Page 5 of 5. 17 Comments.
Btrfs RAID 0/1/5/6/10 Disk Testing

RAID 0 was the fastest file-system for IOzone's write tests.

Btrfs RAID 0/1/5/6/10 Disk Testing

RAID 0 across the four Intel 530 Series SSDs with Compile Bench's initial create test was also the fastest.

Well, if you were curious about Btrfs RAID setups on solid-state storage, hopefully these results were useful for a bit of guidance. RAID 5/6 is still considered experimental for Btrfs but in the few days I've been running those configurations I haven't encountered any problems. I'll leave it at that for now as stay tuned to upcoming Phoronix articles for more of the Linux RAID results that include comparing the performance to mdadm Btrfs RAID on the same hardware as well as other Linux file-systems.

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