Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Does anyone still use Iometer? It seems helpful, but I'm not sure if it's useful for the thing I am working on. I am trying create a benchmark computer performance test that can be run before and after a Windows Optimization program does its stuff (ex: PC Optimizer Pro or CCleaner). I want to be able to make a quick statement like "CCleaner makes the computer run 50% faster" or something along those lines.

Iometer is an I/O subsystem measurement and characterization tool for single and clustered systems. It is used as a benchmark and troubleshooting tool and is easily configured to replicate the behaviour of many popular applications. (Wikipedia source)

Are there any newer tools like this one?

share|improve this question
up vote 6 down vote accepted

Of course! Iometer is still considered a very respected standard benchmark tool, and it is still used in popular hardware reviews. If it provides all of the statistics you need, go for it!

If you're looking for newer tools, SiSoft Sandra is very popular among the benchmarking crowd:

alt text

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.