Hi, I have a Squid proxy on a machine with around 6 disks in a RAID 5 array. I moved it on to a new server that had 2 large scsi disks in a RAID 0 array. However, despite the server being an Intel P4 Xeon with 2GB ram, and the old one was a P2 300 with 512MB ram, the new server ran noticably slower - or rather the response time to serve the clients was much slower. All config files for squid were just copied over, so no change there.

Do I have a problem with this new box or is a RAID 5 array really that much quicker? I actually though RAID 0 was quicker as it writes to 2 disks at the same time but can read from either.

The only other thing (and it is pretty major) it went from SuSE 8.2 to SuSE 9.2.

Any thoughts?

tnx, Nick