Like many, I was excited about the prospects of leveraging Windows 8 built-in Storage Spaces/Storage Pool functionality. I loaded 3 x 2TB 7200 RPM disks together only to be greatly disappointed by the performance. With Read/Write speed under 22MB, it would appear that running flash drives would be more effective. While Server 2012 has a more robust approach and speeds, I would place caution for those trying to leverage this functionality in Windows 8. I strongly recommend using Crystal Disk Mark to test the before/after performance of your disks to see if it will meet your requirements. Here is an article that also speaks to this issue: Storage Spaces Performance-Windows 8
Posts in category Windows 8
Windows 8 is now available as a Developer Preview for those who want to get their hands on this new platform and start developing apps. Bear in mind that this is not a stable version and functionality presented is not necessarily the end release functionality. I highly recommend loading this into a Virtual Machine, unless you want to play with the Hyper-V improvements, in which case you should load it onto a development box.
Here is a link to the main Windows 8 page with full details:
The Windows 8 ISO can be downloaded from here (There are 3 separate versions):
The look and feel of the Windows platform has been completely revamped, and in coming posts we will discuss both the core application changes and presentation layer changes, especially the implications of the new and improved Hyper-V!
Will Windows 8 be just another Vista??? Or a must have for both Enterprises and consumers alike??? We will find out!