Patent Number: 7,134,053

Title: Method and apparatus for dynamic performance evaluation of data storage systems

Abstract: Improved approaches for evaluating performance of data storage systems used with computers are disclosed. The performance evaluation of the data storage systems utilizes dynamic performance evaluation by use of data throughput as a diagnostic. The data storage systems include, for example, either disk drives or RAIDs. In one embodiment, the invention identifies a sustained performance rate for a disk drive or RAID.

Inventors: Moore; Robert B (Sunnyvale, CA)

Assignee: Apple Computer, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 11/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-07 0:00:00