High-throughput sequencing for micro-RNAs (miRNAs) to obtain expression estimates is a central method of molecular biology. Surprisingly, there are a number of different approaches to converting sequencing output into micro-RNA counts. Each has their own strengths and biases that impact on the final data that can be obtained from a sequencing run. This chapter serves to make the reader aware of the trade-offs one must consider in analyzing small RNA sequencing data. It then compares two methods, miRge2.0 and the sRNAbench and the steps utilized to output data from their tools.