8-Way Linux 3.13 File-System Benchmarks
Written by Michael Larabel in Storage on 8 January 2014. Page 3 of 3. 11 Comments

The IOzone results are more in line with expectations with regard to JFS and NILFS2. The fastest file-system on the Western Digital VelociRaptor HDD when carrying out a 8GB write test was Btrfs followed by EXT4. Surprisingly, the reported NTFS write speed was faster than ReiserFS, JFS, and NILFS2.

With the Compile Bench initial create test, EXT4 was the fastest file-system followed by XFS and EXT3. Btrfs was slower than the other tier-one Linux file-systems but still faster than ReiserFS, JFS, NILFS2, and NTFS.

For the last benchmark to share today, PostMark performed close to the same speed on the Western Digital 150GB 10000RPM HDD between the EXT4, XFS, and Btrfs. Noticeably slower than these file-systems were EXT3 and ReiserFS while trailing far behind were JFS, NILFS2, and NTFS. Additional results from this Linux 3.13 file-system testing can be found via this OpenBenchmarking.org result file, but be forewarned of the flakey NILFS2 and JFS numbers.

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