SQLIO Alternatives

    SQLIO is described as 'tool provided by Microsoft which can also be used to determine the I/O capacity of a given configuration' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to SQLIO for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is CrystalDiskMark, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like SQLIO are HD Tune (Freemium), fio (Free, Open Source), Vdbench (Free, Open Source) and Blackmagic Disk Speed Test (Free).

    This page was last updated Dec 9, 2019

    1. Compact hard drive benchmark utility with large, simple, and easily readable read/write results.
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    2. HD Tune is a hard disk / SSD utility with many functions. It can be used to measure the drive's performance, scan for errors, check the health status (S.M.A.R.T.), securely erase all data and more!.
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      fio is an 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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Vdbench is a disk and tape I/O workload generator for verifying data integrity and measuring performance of direct attached and network connected storage on Windows, Solaris, Linux, AIX, OS/X and HP/UX.
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    3. Disk Speed Test is an easy to use tool to quickly measure and certify your disk performance for working with high quality video! Simply click the start button and Disk Speed Test will write test your disk using large blocks of data, and then display the result.
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    4. As the Iometer Users Guide says, Iometer is an I/O subsystem measurement and characterization tool for single and clustered systems.

      Discontinued

      Last activity from 2014, see https://sourceforge.net/projects/iometer/files/iometer-stable/

    5. Macrorit Disk Scanner is a third party disk surface portable tool for scan disk bad sectors which provides you with better options and better performance than Windows native disk scanner.
    6. A feature-rich and versatile storage testing tool, Diskspd (version 2.0.17) combines robust and granular IO workload definition with flexible runtime and output options, creating an ideal tool for synthetic storage subsystem testing and validation.
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    7. The ATTO Disk Benchmark performance measurement tool is compatible with Microsoft Windows. Measure your storage systems performance with various transfer sizes and test lengths for reads and writes.
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      IOzone is a filesystem benchmark tool. The benchmark generates and measures a variety of file operations. Iozone is useful for performing a broad filesystem analysis of a vendor’s computer platform.
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