Hard disk drive

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A hard disk drive (HDD), hard disk, hard drive, or fixed disk[b] is an electro-mechanical data storage device that uses magnetic storage to store and retrieve digital information using one or more rigid rapidly rotating disks (platters) coated with magnetic material.


Activities[edit]

  1. Learn about SDD storage technology and compare it with HDD technology
  2. Use lsblk and blkid commands in Linux to identify your HDD devices
  3. Use iotop, iostat and sar -d in Linux to assess you disk usage

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