Device.Storage Testing

This section describes how to test storage devices and certify them for use on Windows® as part of the Windows Certification Program. To begin the testing part of the certification process, you must install and run the Windows Hardware Certification Kit (Windows HCK) and set up your testing environment. For information about how to install and configure Windows HCK, see Step 1: Install Controller and Studio on the test server.

The Device.Storage category includes these items:

  • Internal hard disks

  • Hardware-based RAID storage arrays

  • Optical disk drives

  • Removable storage devices

  • Storage adapters or controllers

This section includes:

 

Topic Details

Hard Disk Drive Testing Prerequisites

Provides information about test prerequisites and specific setup procedures that you must follow before you test your hard disk storage device.

Hardware-based RAID (Storage Array) Testing Overview

Provides information about test prerequisites and specific setup procedures that you must follow before you test your hardware-based RAID storage array.

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The prerequisites in this section are organized by the technology that you're testing. For more information, see the documentation that corresponds to the type of array that you're testing.

Optical Disk Drive Testing Prerequisites

Provides information about test prerequisites and specific setup procedures that you must follow before you test your optical storage device.

Removable Storage Testing Prerequisites

Provides information about test prerequisites and specific setup procedures that you must follow before you test your removable storage device.

SCSI Enclosure Services (SES) Device Testing Prerequisites

This topic describes the tasks that you must complete before you test a SES device.

Secure Digital Host Controller Storage Testing Prerequisites

Provides information about test prerequisites and specific setup procedures that you must follow before you test your Secure Digital host controller.

Storage Adapter or Controller Testing Overview

Provides information about test prerequisites and specific setup procedures that you must follow before you test your storage adapter or controller.

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The prerequisites in this section are organized by the technology that you're testing. For more information, see the documentation that corresponds to the type of adapter or controller that you're testing.

Troubleshooting Device.Storage Testing

Provides overall Device.Storage troubleshooting information.

Device.Storage Tests

Includes documentation for every storage test in the Windows HCK.

For test-specific prerequisites or troubleshooting details, review individual test topics.

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For Windows HCK testing best practices, and for tips to avoid common failures, see Troubleshooting the Windows HCK Environment.

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