Materials for testing with the SNIA Emerald™ Specification V2.0



The SNIA Emerald™ Power Efficiency Measurement Specification is developed and maintained by the SNIA Green Storage Technical Working Group.

The SNIA Emerald™ Power Efficiency Measurement Specification can be found here: SNIA Emerald™ Power Efficiency Measurement Specification.


Vdbench is a disk I/O workload generator, developed by Oracle, referenced by the Measurement Specification for use in Emerald testing.

The current version of Vdbench is 5.04.01, made available on January 14, 2014. 


Vdbench Script Templates

Download a Vdbench script template for Online and Near Online testing with the Measurement Specification: 

Test script template version 2014_05_14 (effective May 14, 2014)


COM Test Data Set Generator

program for use in generating data sets for COM tests, referenced by the Measurement Specification, is available (current version is December 18, 2013).


User Guide

A User Guide for the SNIA EmeraldTM Power Efficiency Measurement Specification is available for download.

Download the User Guide V2.0 Revision 3 for the SNIA EmeraldTM Power Efficiency Measurement Specification V2.0.2.

A Japanese edition of the User Guide is also available.



Materials from training sessions on using the Measurement Specification to test a storage product and submit test results are available.


Test Data Report Template

The Test Data Report Template serves as both the input form for your test data and as the display form for what you submit (after conversion to PDF format).

Download the report template V2.0.2-04 for use with the Measurement Specification V2.0.2. This version was upload on June 30, 2015 to correct a typographical error.


Test Result Publication through SNIA Emerald™ Program

The following materials are for those desiring to submit Emerald Test Results for publication by the SNIA Emerald™ Program.


Order Form

The SNIA Emerald Order form allows you to choose the method of payment and to fax or email your payment or PO information.

Download the SNIA Emerald Order Form.


Legal Terms 

The Terms of Submittal define your legal obligations in submitting data to the Emerald program.

View the Terms of Submittal.

The Terms of Use define your legal obligations with respect to the data published on this site.

View the Terms of Use.