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How do I check the performance of a hard drive including the read and write speed on a Linux operating systems?


A master boot record (MBR) is a type of boot sector popularized by the IBM Personal Computer. It consists of a sequence of 512 bytes located at the first sector of a data storage device such as a hard disk. MBRs are usually placed on storage devices intended for use with IBM PC-compatible systems.


How To Add/Create Swap File

by lifeLinux on May 14, 2011

If you need additional swap space to improve your system performance. You have two different ways: add/upgrade a swap partition or create a swap file. But changing the size or create a new swap partition is not easy, the best solution is to create a new swap file. This articles help you add/create swap file […]


Linux Hard Disk Speed Tests

by lifeLinux on May 8, 2011

While having a large hard drive is good for storing lots of data, it is also important for your computer to have a fast hard drive. Faster hard drives help your computer run more smoothly. You can use the hdparm tool or dd command to determine your disk speeds from the Linux command line.

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How To Destroy All Hard Drive Data In Debian

by admin on November 23, 2010

If you want to delete all data contained in your hard drive so that you render it empty in case you want to sell it or for any other reasons, you need to follow these steps: 1. Turn on your computer and boot from Debian Live CD or any of its variants (Debian, Ubuntu, Xubuntu, […]