FreeNAS is a very helpful tool for my storage needs. Many thanks to the developer.
I spent a good bit of time on performance tuning but was never able to improve the write performance to the ZFS pool (read performance was fine). When I heard about NAS4Free, I installed it in the place of my existing FreeNAS installation and the performance has been outstanding! When I use the windows explorer to open the shared dataset with over 3000 files and lots of directories, the list view in the explorer is filled in: FreeNAS 8: close to 1 minute. NAS4free x64 126.96.36.199.457: less than 1 second. I have thought all the time that FreeNAS was the way to go, it seems no longer the case.
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