Analyzing Internal Storage Performance: Simple File Copy vs. Industry Standard ToolsPlanning / Implementation

Updated
14 Jun 2016
Form Number
LP0523
PDF size
16 pages, 117 KB

Abstract

Too often we search for answers where it is easiest to look, not actually where they can be found. This observational bias is known as the streetlight effect. A common example of this bias happens when internal storage devices are evaluated using simple operating system file copy commands instead of industry standard tools.

This paper discusses I/O bandwidth performance results when using operating system file copy methods versus industry standard tools. The goal is to highlight the need for trusted tools when evaluating the maximum performance capabilities of internal storage devices.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Hardware and methodology
Linux evaluations
Windows evaluations
Conclusion

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