Returns the time that SQL Server has spent performing input and output operations since SQL Server was last started. The result is in CPU time increments ("ticks"), and is cumulative for all CPUs, so it may exceed the actual elapsed time. Multiply by @@TIMETICKS to convert to microseconds.
To display a report containing several SQL Server statistics, run sp_monitor.
The following example shows returning the number of milliseconds SQL Server has spent performing input/output operations between the start time and the current time. To avoid arithmetic overflow when converting the value to microseconds, the example converts one of the values to the float data type.
SELECT @@IO_BUSY*@@TIMETICKS AS 'IO microseconds', GETDATE() AS 'as of';
Here is a typical result set:
IO microseconds as of --------------- ---------------------- 4552312500 12/5/2006 10:23:00 AM