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Old 04-19-2008, 11:06 AM   #1
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get information about hard disks


is there any command that prints some information about my harddisks.

/dev/sda : space manufacturer etc.

Old 04-19-2008, 12:06 PM   #2
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as root

smartctl -i <hard disk>
PS: this does not work for USB disks
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You can also try 'lshw'.
Old 04-19-2008, 01:18 PM   #4
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If you use sysfs, try this:
for f in  /sys/block/*/device; do d=${f%%/device*}; d=${d#/sys/block/}; echo "$d $(cat $f/vendor) $(cat $f/model)"; done
Space is a concept which applies to a partition, not just a device. You can use df to get this information.

If you have root access, you can use fdisk -l /dev/sda or similar to get a list of partitions for a given device. You can also get the size of the partition like this, although you won't get the amount of space used (that's what df is useful for).

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