I’ve pulled the article until I have time to properly benchmark all three systems on identical hardware, hopefully after the holidays. Although I used different hardware, I firmly believe my numbers provided a reasonable estimate of what performance you would see using identical hardware. I’d had verbal feedback from others that in fact they saw similar results but nothing to substantiate those comments.
The differences between RAID, CPU’s, Drives, etc all tended to balance out in my opinion. I welcome anyone to take on this task as well as I’d love to have something to compare my numbers against and prove my numbers as wrong. So put your money where your mouth is and let’s see what you got.