By the end of 2009, ULINK had developed a set of Testing Packages for HDD and SSD vendors to test the quality and compliance of new SSD and HDD products. They included scripts for ATA/SATA protocol, performance, regression and reliability tests to provide a complete test sequence for complicated interface requirements.

Features and Benefits

The ULINK Protocol and Regression Test Suites could test disk drives for hundreds of commands with just one button. This helped shorten the development and debug time without compromising on the test coverage.

The Test Suites could test extensive features and functions and give out a clear pass or fail report. They could validate the reliability of a disk drive with many stress tests and evaluate the quality of the drive.

The ULINK Protocol and Regression Test Suites were well-received by the industry as a standard, third party product QA test package. They were the best of their kind in the HDD and SSD testing industry. They became the incoming qualification for leading OEMs such as DELL and HP.

Industry Recognition

When there were no standards for the design and quality of the disk drives, the ULINK Protocol and Regression Test Suites solved a pain point in testing the quality and compliance of disk drives. These test products continue to dominate the storage industry even today.

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



QNAP and ULINK Release DA Drive Analyzer, AI-powered Drive Failure Prediction Tool for NAS 

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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)