Disk info utilities

Date: 28 Jul, 2011
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In: hints & tips|linux, open source & software

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Some information about finding disk health and partition information on Linux systems, particularly Kubuntu/Ubuntu.

How’s my disk doing?

SMART disk info

The tool known in Ubuntu as “disk utility”, from the package gnome-disk-utility with command palimpsest, is the best GUI based summary of disk health and partition info I’ve found. Currently I’m using KDE 4.6 on Kubuntu 11.04 FWIW.

Here’s a couple of example images:
Using the Gnome disk utility

But wait there’s more!

The Gnome Disk Utility also interfaces with formatting and benchmarking tools allowing you to manage other aspects of your disks and check performance right from the main view. Handy!

Here’s the SMART information window. I find this very useful as a GUI based summary of the information provided by smartctrl (from the smartmontools package) on the command line.

SMART disk monitoring information via palimpsest

So if you’re looking for a summary of your disk info then this my top tip.

I’ll update with the other options I looked at when I have some time. If you’re looking for disk recovery information then I’ve a page giving some information on that too, follow that link.

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