Over time, our ULINK DriveMaster testing platform has evolved and reinvented itself to address the changing needs and challenges of the disk drive industry. The latest version DriveMaster 9 is a high-quality, comprehensive tool for different types of disk drives such as HDD and SSD, including interface technologies such as ATA/SATA, SCSI/SAS, and NVMe.

Features and Benefits

DriveMaster 9 is currently one of the most powerful and flexible storage testing tools in the industry. It comes in three forms: DriveMaster 9 NVMe, DriveMaster 9 Professional SATA, and DriveMaster 9 Enterprise SAS. It is the most widely used storage testing tool in the industry.

The NVMe version of DriveMaster 9 supports OFA as well as ULINK’s native drivers. It can be used to debug the NVMe protocol and verify NVMe commands. When running ULINK’s NVMe Protocol and Regression test suites, DriveMaster 9 becomes a complete and comprehensive test platform for NVMe drives. The Protocol test suite allows users to confirm the compliance of NVMe drives, and the Regression test suite enables users to validate the reliability of NVMe drive designs.

The Professional SATA version conforms to ATA/SATA specs. This software is used to debug the ATA/SATA protocol and verify the ATA/SATA commands. Working with ULINK’s ATA/SATA protocol and regression test suites, ULINK offers a complete and comprehensive test platform for ATA/SATA drive testing. 

The Enterprise SAS version conforms to SCSI/SAS disk drive specs. This software is used to debug the SCSI/SAS protocol and verify the SCSI/SAS commands. Working with ULINK’s SCSI/SAS protocol and regression test suites, ULINK offers a complete and comprehensive test platform for SCSI/SAS drive testing.  

ULINK offers single system license and network license options. The DriveMaster single license allows users to test the drive on one test station while the DriveMaster network license allows users to obtain the license from a network server for flexibility.  The network license is a more cost-effective solution compared to purchasing multiple single-license copies. 

Industry Recognition

ULINK DriveMaster has set the standard for disk drive testing and has contributed significantly to the quality and time to market in the storage industry. It is the most cost-effective solution for research and development, QA, and product marketing. It is used worldwide by each and every disk drive manufacturer. It is accepted by the major OEM customers as their required for quotation (RFQ) requirement.  

DriveMaster was designed to allow disk drive design engineers to validate their hardware and firmware implementations and to allow test engineers to check the compliance and performance of their disk drives. It can also be used by OEM buyers to evaluate the quality of incoming products and provide outgoing product assurance. Because this is a third-party testing platform, DriveMaster has been setting the standard as the industry’s de facto test tool. 

This story is part of a series:
ULINK Invention Files: DriveMaster for HDD Testing
ULINK Invention Files: SATA I/O Certification
ULINK Invention Files: Protocol and Regression Test Suites
ULINK Invention Files: TCG Opal Certification Tool
ULINK Invention Files: Test Reporter
ULINK Invention Files: DA Drive Analyzer
ULINK Invention Files: DriveMaster, an Industry de Facto Storage Test Tool


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Latest Versions

DriveMaster Release

DriveMaster 9: v9.2.1800

Test Suite Release

ULINK NVMe Protocol: v6.0 (New)
ULINK NVMe Regression: v5.0 (New)

TCG Opal Family Certification: v6.0 (New)
TCG Opal Family SSC Multiple Namespaces Protocol Test Suite: v2.0
TCG Opal Family SSC Application Note: v5.5 (New)
TCG Enterprise Application Note: v5.0
ULINK TCG/I1667 Opal Family Protocol: v10.0 (New)
ULINK TCG Enterprise Protocol: v5.0

ULINK SATA/ATA Protocol: v9.0
ULINK SATA/ATA Regression: v9.0 (New)
SATA-IO Device Digital: v4.0
SATA-IO Host Digital: v3.0

ULINK SAS/SCSI Protocol: v4.5
ULINK SAS/SCSI Regression: v5.0 (New)

Test Reporter

v4.4.1 (New)