Paradox vs MS SQL, speed comparison wanted

Good morning world !

Has anyone anyexperience of Delphi working with database in the following
scenario.

Paradox hosted on a Novell Server (mapped drive, multiuser), not too large
tables

                                vs

Microsoft SQL running on an NT server (same database)

I am starting a new project later this year and am wondering which will
give me the best performance ?

Max of about 4 users at any one time on database (please assume servers are
of equal power)

The database main tables will be...

        Table one.. Active (this is where all the work goes on, 200 rec's avg,
sorting, searching etc.)
        Table two.. Inactive (when records in 'Active' become inactive they go in
here, no sorting, searching or anything major)

David
DHitc...@WSAtkins.co.uk