Administration

Find Out Hard Disk Specs on Linux

Find your drives

# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 17.2 GB, 17179869184 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2088 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0007f474

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1          64      512000   83  Linux
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda2              64        2089    16264192   8e  Linux LVM

Disk /dev/mapper/vg_backup-lv_root: 14.9 GB, 14935916544 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1815 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000


Disk /dev/mapper/vg_backup-lv_swap: 1715 MB, 1715470336 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 208 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

SDA is the primary

hdparm Command

Open the terminal and type the following


# hdparm -I /dev/sda

OR


$ sudo hdparm -I /dev/sda