Friday, June 11, 2010

Checking hardisk information on linux

To check hardisk information such as model and serial number, there are a few useful commands like hdparm, sdparm and fdisk.

To check the information about first hardisk for PATA and SATA hardisk:

# hdparm -i /dev/sda

For SCSI disk, a different command is to be used:
# sdparm /dev/sda

To check the hardisk capacity and partitions contained in the hardisk, fdisk can be used:
# fdisk -lu /dev/sda

If your hardisk is smart compatible, you can refer here on how to install and use smart to find information and monitor the health of your hardisk.

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