Wireshark-users: [Wireshark-users] Wireshark Performance on Laptops
From: "Sake Blok" <sake@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 22:47:53 +0200
Hi All,
I'm in the process of buying a laptop and I am not sure what to go for. I will use the laptop mostly for making and analysing tracefiles. I bet some of you had to make the same choice before, so I might as well learn from your experience :-)
My choices (at the moment) are a DELL (XPS 16 or 6400) running Linux or a MacBook Pro 17" (all have a 2.8 or 3.06 Ghz core-2-duo and 4GB or more 1066Mhz DDR3 and either a SSD or 7200RPM HDD). Does anybody did some performance testing on similar laptops?
I'm curious about:
- When capturing, how well do Linux and MacOS/X perform on a full Gbit link?
- When analysing, is there a big difference in performance between Linux and MacOS/X (using the same CPU and memory)?
- Did anyone compare Wireshark (filtering) performance on SSD's and HDD's (7200RPM)?
- What laptops / OS are you using, how well does it perform and why did you come to choose this laptop?