daibido1123 wrote on 2022-03-26, 00:50:
Out of curiosity, has anyone tested RetroNAS on other hardware, or a Turing Pi? I wonder about the performance differences.
We've got loads of users running this on low end x86 hardware as well as VMs. Performance is relative to your server hardware as much as your client - things like PlayStation2, Xbox360, MS-DOS, etc all tend to run on 10/100 Ethernet, and even then rarely get close to line speed on the client side, so it doesn't tax an RPi4 let alone an x86 box.
Once people push into PlayStation 3 or Windows 2000 and newer type devices with Gigabit hardware, then things get interesting. RPi3 hardware can't do that, but RPi4 with a big fat USB3 drive can happily saturate 1000Mbps, and depending on bus speeds and NICs can even occasionally be faster than local IDE HDDs.
Where people appreciate the speed is when they plug huge drives into RetroNAS and then fill them up over the network from their modern PCs. But again, once you connect up via your older systems, the bottleneck is almost always the older client and network hardware than even an RPi4 with it's 1.5GHz quad core CPU, 2GB+ RAM, 1Gbps NIC and 5Gbps USB3 connections (a relative monster compared to some of the old computers I have lying around).