10GB network upgrade

A while back I installed a few 10GB nics running over CAT6, and have enjoyed the higher throughput to my FreeNAS box.
The FreeNAS box is running a bunch of spinners in RAIDZ, so while the sequential read/write have been pretty good, the 4k read/write have been pretty lousy. For the longest time I didn’t know if the low 4k file speed limitation was due to the fact that the array is based on spinning disks or because the CAT6 protocol has too much overhead and limits the throughput of small files. Read More

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