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GSmartControl - Useful Hard Disk Drive Health Inspection Tool For Linux

http://www.techdrivein.com

GSmartControl is a really useful Linux app to check the health of your hard disk drive. GSmartControl is basically a graphical user interface for smartctl, which is a tool for querying and controlling SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology) data on modern hard disk drives. Only ATA drives including both PATA and SATA are supported for now.

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Created by stevenkirkby 3 years 51 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 51 weeks ago
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Hard disk usage and availability report tools

http://www.ubuntugeek.com

This tutorial will explain 3 Hard disk usage and availability report tools available in ubuntu

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Created by BillKiller 4 years 36 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 36 weeks ago
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Using spindown to prolong the life of old hard disks

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Many people leave their computers on around the clock. This usually implies that all the attached hard disks are always spinning. Constantly spinning up a hard disk normally increases the chances of drive failure. When a disk is not powered it should last longer than if it was spinning.

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Created by serdar 6 years 13 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 13 weeks ago
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Checking Hard Disk Sanity With Smartmontools (Debian & Ubuntu)

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This guide shows how to install and use the smartmontools package on Debian Etch and Ubuntu 7.10. The smartmontools package provides utilities to check hard disks for disk degradation and failure, using the Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology System (SMART) built into most modern ATA and SCSI hard disks.

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Living a life without a Hard Disk

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Life without a hard disk is tough.. but fun in many ways.. Here is what you could do, to keep working on your computer:

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Created by vlovindia 6 years 14 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 14 weeks ago
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