Optimal settings for a windows server

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Optimal settings for a windows server

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Hello,
I have a windows server with the followers specs:

CPU: Xeon E-2274G(4c/8t)
RAM: 32 GB DDR4
Storage: 4 x 8 TB HDD(Raid 0) - no SSD.

I am using this server to create/seed torrents and my server has a 10 gbit/s port so I am trying to get the most out of my port speed. What would be a good settings to use for my case?
Raid 0 gives me about 750-800 MB/s read/write
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Re: Optimal settings for a windows server

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Since you have no SSD, you can only use RAM as L1 cache. 32GB RAM is very small compared to target drive's capacity. I think one of the possible usages is using 16GB RAM as L1 cache to speed up writing with PrimoCache Defer-Write. Please see https://www.romexsoftware.com/en-us/pri ... write.html
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Re: Optimal settings for a windows server

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Support wrote: Mon May 09, 2022 7:38 am Since you have no SSD, you can only use RAM as L1 cache. 32GB RAM is very small compared to target drive's capacity. I think one of the possible usages is using 16GB RAM as L1 cache to speed up writing with PrimoCache Defer-Write. Please see https://www.romexsoftware.com/en-us/pri ... write.html
Thanks for the reply!
It is what I am using now already but just thought I'd ask about the recommended settings and values to use. This is my current config

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Re: Optimal settings for a windows server

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First, no need to cache the "Recovery" and the 95MB partition.

Secondly, I'm afraid that 300s latency is too big. You should avoid "Urgent Write" when using Defer-write. Check the following link to see how to tune Defer-Write.
https://www.romexsoftware.com/en-us/pri ... .html#tune

Thirdly, I see the cache overhead is 3.78GB which is a waste. You can increase cache block size to 64KB or bigger to reduce the overhead.

Fourthly, I see that currently system only has about 900MB RAM free. It might not enough for other applications.

Hope this helps.
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