Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Verify disk performance for SharePoint 2013 server

Storage disk performance is a critical factor for SharePoint to deliver a healthy service. Storage disk performance is measured by Input/output operations per second (IOPS). Following are some recommendation for various databases


Recommended IOPS

SharePoint content database


SharePoint configuration database

100 min

Central Administration database

100 min

Search Crawl database


Let’s see how to check the performance of our storage disk. Following resources can be found in this article

1. Download and extract this package


2. Execute the PowerShell script

.\DiskPerformance.ps1 -TestFileName test.dat –TestFileSizeInGB 1 -TestFilepath C:\Test -TestMode Get-LargeIO -FastMode True -RemoveTestFile True -OutputFormat Out-GridView


(You can perform some  IO operation on the drive while doing the operation)