Over at BizTech Magazine I have a new article4 Ways to Performance-Test Your New HDD or SSDthat provides a quick guide to verifying or learning what the speed characteristic of your new storage device are capable of.
An out-takefrom the articleused by BizTech as a "tease" is:
|These four steps will help you evaluate new storage drives. And … psst … we included the metrics that matter.|
The four basic steps in the article are:
To some the above (read the full article here) may seem like common sense tips and things everybody should know otoh there are many people who are new to servers storage I/O networking hardware software cloud virtual along with various applications, not to mention different tools.
Thus the above is a refresher for some (e.g. Dejavu) while for others it might be new and revolutionary or simply helpful. Interested in HDD's,SSD'sas well as other server storage I/O performance along with benchmarking tools, techniques and trends check out the collection oflinks here(Server and Storage I/O Benchmarking and Performance Resources).
Ok, nuff said, for now...