The SQLIO Disk Subsystem Benchmark Tool is a tool provided by Microsoft (SQLIO from Microsoft Download), which can be used to determine the I/O capacity of a given configuration. However, it comes with the disclaimer that SQLIO is provided ‘as is’ and there is no support offered for any problems encountered when using the tool. Please refer to the EULA.doc for the license agreement prior to using this tool.
Tips on how to prevent or resolve issues when running the SQLIO tool, especially on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2:
To learn more about SQLIO, see the following related references: