# RAID, IOPS, MBps and more Excel Cheat Sheet

I’m working on an Excel spreadsheet (cheatsheet) that will allow for user input to calculate some of the following:

• Calculate IOPS, Usable Space, MB/s  based on Number of Disks, Spindle Speed, RAID type and Read/Write Percentages.
• Calculate Number of Disks required for IOPs
• Calculate/Convert MB/s to IOPS
• Calculate/Convert IOPS to MB/s

It also contains some basic information and formulas:

• Formula for Total Raw IOPS
• Formula for Functional IOPS
• Formula for MB/s from IOPS
• Formula for IOPS from MB/s
• Formula to determine number disks required for IOPs based on RAID type and spindle speed.

Here’s a screenshot:

Here are some of the formulas used:

• Total Raw IOPS = Disk Speed IOPS * Number of Disks
• Functional IOPS = (((Total Raw IOPS*Write%))/(RAID Penalty))+(Total Raw IOPS*Read%)
• MB/s = (IOPS * KB per IO) / 1024
• IOPS=(MBps Throughput / KB per IO) * 1024
• Formula to determine disks required for IOPs (total required IOPS * read%) + (total required IOPS * write% * RAID penalty) = total IOPS required take that and divide by IOPS provided by disk type (15k=175, 10k=125, etc.)

#### 2 Comments on "RAID, IOPS, MBps and more Excel Cheat Sheet"

1. Hello, the excel file is not accessible.

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