hard drive

Wow, this is a large size desktop hard disk for storing movies, tv shows, music / mp3s, and photos. You can also load multiple operating systems using vmware or other software for testing purpose. This hard disk comes with 5 year warranty and can transfer at 300MB/s. But, How reliable is the 1.5TB hard disk?

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With the growing ubiquity of, and user reliance on, mobile computing devices (laptops, PDAs, smart phones, etc.), loss or theft of a device is increasingly likely, disruptive, and costly. Using Adeona open source software you can track your stolen Mac / PC laptop running Windows or Linux operating system.

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Want to run Linux any time, any place? Here’s what to do with popular distributions like Puppy Linux, Ubuntu, and Fedora, so you can boot up directly from your thumb drive.

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Check out this awesome post about all tiny low cost devices powered by Linux and Windows.

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Ontrack data recovery service has posted unusual data disaster horror stories for 2007. From the article: An ant-infested hard drive and a failing parachute top a list of data disaster horror stories for 2007. The list, provided by Kroll Inc.’s Ontrack Data Recovery unit, illustrates some of the strangest and wackiest things that people put […]

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I got lots of emails asking about Ubuntu Linux and hard disk issue. Does it really shorten hard disk life? Noop. Unfortunately, some news and blogs reported news wrongly. Ubuntu doesn’t touch your hard drive power management settings by default. In almost all cases, it’s more likely to be your BIOS or the firmware on […]

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One of our regular sends us a question:

How can I test if my hard disk is going bad? I see few errors in /var/log/messages file.

I/O errors in /var/log/messages indicates that something is wrong with the hard disk and it may be failing.

You can check hard disk errors using smartctl command, which is control and monitor utility for SMART disks under Linux / UNIX like operating systems.

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