We have a computer running Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 with 6 SSD in RAID 0.
This storage computer has one PCI-E with 4 Ethernet ports and we connected it to a gigabit switch to other computers vi iSCSI.
The problem is that we are not able to get high read/write speeds.
Using HD tune directly in the storage computer we get around 500 MB/s, but using the iSCSI link (in another computer) we only get close to 200 MB/s.
We did set MPIO with multipath, JUMBO frames and disabled CheckSum IPV4.
I don't care about data loss. I just need speed because this is a cache computer.
Both server and client have 4 GB NICs (1GB each adapter) and multipath and MPIO is correctly configured AFAIK.
One thing I cant understand: we have a Dell Equallogic storage and it gets close to 200MB/s using the same switch/configuration. How is it possible? The equallogic was supposed to be a lot more slower than a 6 SSD Disk raid 0 storage.
Also, I have read that a lot of storages out there use 4 1GB NICs and they can easy get close to 500 GB/s. Included one from DELL which has only SSDs, as you guys can see here
Also I am thinking about not using Windows Storage Edition and give OpenFiler a try. Should I consider this?