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Microsoft diskspd Part 3. Oddities and FAQ

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Tips and tricks for using diskspd especially useful for those familar with tools like fio

Microsoft diskspd. Part 2 How to bypass NTFS Cache.

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How to ensure performance testing with diskspd is stressing the underlying storage devices, not the OS filesystem.

Microsoft diskspd. Part 1 Preparing to test.

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How to install and setup diskspd before starting your first performance tests and avoiding wrong results due to null byte issues.

Specifying Drive letters with fio for Windows.

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Simple fio file for using Drive letters on Windows. This will create a file called “fiofile” on the F:\ Drive in Windows. ┬áNotice that the specification is “Driveletter” “Backslash” “Colon” “Filename” In fio terms we are “escaping” the “:” which fio traditionally uses as a file separator. [global] bs=1024k size=1G time_based runtime=30 rw=read direct=1 iodepth=8 […]