fio Alternatives

    fio is described as 'I/O tool meant for both for benchmark and stress/hardware verification. It has support for many different types of I/O engines, I/O priorities (on newer Linux kernels), rate limited I/O, forked or threaded jobs and much more' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to fio for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and BSD. The best alternative is CrystalDiskMark, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like fio are UserBenchMark (Free), AS SSD Benchmark (Free), Vdbench (Free, Open Source) and Iometer (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 9, 2019

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      SQLIO is a tool provided by Microsoft which can also be used to determine the I/O capacity of a given configuration.


      Replaced by Microsoft's open source utility Diskspd. See Diskspd

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      • Windows
      • Self-Hosted
      2U load generation appliance, also runs under a VM, A leading commercial performance validation product for networked storage infrastructure.
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