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Vdbench Alternatives

Vdbench is described as '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' and is a Benchmark tool in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Vdbench 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 Vdbench are KDiskMark, fio, Blackmagic Disk Speed Test and Iometer.

Vdbench alternatives are mainly Benchmark Tools but may also be Hard Disk Benchmark Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Vdbench.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows
  • Linux

Vdbench is a disk and tape I/O workload generator for verifying data integrity and measuring performance of direct attached...

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    CrystalDiskMark

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
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    CrystalDiskMark is a small HDD benchmark utility for your hard drive that enable you to rapidly measure sequential and random read/write speeds.

    ⚫︎ PortableCrystalDiskMark can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    KDiskMark

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    A simple open-source disk benchmark tool for Linux distros.

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  3. fio

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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.

    ⚫︎ Portablefio can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  4. Blackmagic Disk Speed Test icon

    Blackmagic Disk Speed Test

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    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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    Iometer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    As the Iometer Users Guide says, Iometer is an I/O subsystem measurement and characterization tool for single and clustered systems.

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    Discontinued

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

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  6. InchWest DiskMark icon

    InchWest DiskMark

    • Mac

    Test the performance of your flash (pen/usb), solid state, hard disk drives in just 60 seconds.

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  7. IOzone

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    IOzone is a filesystem benchmark tool. The benchmark generates and measures a variety of file operations.

    ⚫︎ PortableIOzone can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  8. Diskspd

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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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  9. SQLIO

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

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

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    Discontinued

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

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  10. CCSIO Benchmark measures maximum sequential read/write speed that is realistically achievable for a given file system location, including local drives, remote network shares, virtual/pseudo devices such as RAM disks and encrypted file containers.

    ⚫︎ PortableCold-cache Sequential I/O Benchmark can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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