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The speeds are spot on now but in the original 2012 setup I could only get 10 MB/s at most. I am a bit surprised it is hitting the speeds it is now using storage spaces, as my experiences with it originally were not so great.. Still not close to a real controller but it does work in a pinch.

As far as the network setup I had a bit of moment the other day when I posted the MPIO comment. I've had what I needed to get everything working as far as that goes.

Great to hear. Storage Spaces is not meant to replace hardware controllers, but is designed as a cheap storage solution for JBOD disks. Scale Out File Servers, and Hyper-V on SMB3 on Storage Spaces are the two greatest features about it, in my opinion. I don't quite agree with saying it works in a pinch, because that makes it sound like it's a backup to hardware RAID and that's not what it's for; at all.
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Great to hear. Storage Spaces is not meant to replace hardware controllers, but is designed as a cheap storage solution for JBOD disks. Scale Out File Servers, and Hyper-V on SMB3 on Storage Spaces are the two greatest features about it, in my opinion. I don't quite agree with saying it works in a pinch, because that makes it sound like it's a backup to hardware RAID and that's not what it's for; at all.

I suppose I should clarify on that. What I mean is it works in a pinch the way I am currently using it, even though I am just experimenting with it. I have several smaller SSDs of various sizes laying around not being used. At the moment my hardware raid card is at it's full capacity with mechanical drives so I don't really have anywhere to connect the SSDs aside from the motherboard.

In that regard storage spaces is better than simply spanning and/or striping the drives in disk management. It makes it slightly more flexible in my opinion. I don't need redundancy on anything I would put there and really don't need absolute performance either. There are a half dozen different ways I could gone about it but this seemed to be the easiest and cheapest.

Really this thread was about making sure I could setup iSCSI correctly before I moved some other disks around. The SSDs just happen to be laying there. None of this is permanent either so I wasn't going to invest a lot of time in other solutions. If I had any particular goal in mind I'd do it differently and certainly choose a hardware solution. At the moment I'm testing it for network booting storage and trying the new tiered storage space feature.
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