We need to build our own NAS and need to maximize (or at least be able to scale) throughput onto a Gigabit LAN. Veritest benchmarks indicate that W2k doesn't seem to take advantage of multiple CPU's like W2003 does and is thus very limited on the throughput irrespective of how many NICS are attached. What config maximizes throughput (we have TBs of gigabit size files) and how can it be scaled?
Are you really building a NAS device or configuring a file server? There's not much difference except in controlling what else can be loaded and locking down the hardware configuration. There shouldn't be any difference in the way W2K and W2003S handle multiple processors.
Evaluator Group, Inc.
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