Solid State Storage Performance Test Specification

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Monday, November 1, 2010
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The SNIA SSS PTS defines a suite of tests and test procedures necessary to enable comparative testing of SSS device performance. The hardware and software environment utilized can impact the results of such testing. When testing SSS device performance, the test platform must be optimized so as to not be a performance bottleneck. Potential contributions to performance test measurements that can come from the hardware, OS or software test tools should be removed or made insignificant. Operating system features that affect performance measurements, such as automatic updates of the operating system, should be disabled. Further, hardware/software components must be selected that don’t throttle performance. For example, the interface bandwidth of the HBA should be greater than the bandwidth of the SSS device. The RTP described in this document is an example of that type of test platform.