RAID systems are fundamental components of modern storage infrastructures. It is therefore important to model their performance effectively. This paper describes a simulation model which predicts the cumulative distribution function of I/O request response time in a RAID 0 system consisting of homogeneous zoned disk drives. The model is constructed in a bottom-up manner, starting by abstracting a single disk drive as an M/G/1 queue. This is then extended to model a RAID 0 system using a split-merge queueing network. Simulation results of I/O request response time for RAID 0 systems with various numbers of disks are computed and compared against device measurements
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