The DiskSpd Storage Performance Tool

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2.1.0 | Updated: 05 May 2022



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The DiskSpd Storage Performance Tool 2.1.0

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install The DiskSpd Storage Performance Tool, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade The DiskSpd Storage Performance Tool, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall The DiskSpd Storage Performance Tool, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

📝 NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade diskspd -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade diskspd -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install diskspd
    name: diskspd
    version: '2.1.0'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'diskspd' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '2.1.0'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller diskspd
    Name     = "diskspd"
    Version  = "2.1.0"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'diskspd':
  ensure   => '2.1.0',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 05 May 2022.


DiskSpd is a highly customizable I/O load generator tool that can be used to run storage performance tests against files, partitions, or physical disks. DiskSpd can generate a wide variety of disk request patterns for use in analyzing and diagnosing storage performance issues, without running a full end-to-end workload. You can simulate SQL Server I/O activity or more complex, changing access patterns, returning detailed XML output for use in automated results analysis.

Select highlights include:

  • Ability to target physical disks in addition to partitions and files
  • Variable read/write IO percentage settings
  • Custom CPU affinity options
  • Consumable XML output option
  • Synchronization and tracing functionality

For a few basic usage examples, see the DiskSpd page on the TechNet Gallery.
The full documentation is available as a wiki on GitHub.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$targetPath = Join-Path -Path $Env:chocolateyPackageFolder -ChildPath tools
$arguments = @{
    packageName    = 'diskspd'
    url            = ''
    url64bit       = ''
    checksum       = 'D1024729CCD0C128E1BC2CB930E4A2B82F13F22788C71CA135D81B406066A55D'
    checksumType   = 'sha256'
    checksum64     = 'D1024729CCD0C128E1BC2CB930E4A2B82F13F22788C71CA135D81B406066A55D'
    checksumType64 = 'sha256'
    unzipLocation  = $targetPath

$ignoreFilePath = Join-Path -Path $targetPath -ChildPath "${Env:PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE}\diskspd.exe.ignore"
if (Test-Path -Path $ignoreFilePath)
    Remove-Item -Path $ignoreFilePath
    Write-Warning "Unsupported processor architecture: $Env:PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE"

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @arguments

Write-Output 'The DiskSpd documentation is available as a wiki on GitHub:'

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
The DiskSpd Storage Performance Tool 9 Thursday, May 5, 2022 Approved
The DiskSpd Storage Performance Tool 2.0.21 3057 Sunday, May 5, 2019 Approved


DiskSpd Release Notes


2.1.0: Initial package release for software version 2.1.0.

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