SQLIO is probably the worst-named tool in history.  It’s a free storage testing program from Microsoft, but it has absolutely nothing to do with SQL Server whatsoever.  It’s still a great tool though – you can use it to push as much load as possible into your hard drives and storage area networks (SAN).  Learn how to use it in this ten-minute video:

Learn more in my full SQLIO tutorial article.

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