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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 Find Hard Drive Specifications

by lifeLinux on May 19, 2011

There are many tools to get hard drive information such as smartctl, hdparm, hwinfo… In this article, i will use hdparm command which provides a command line interface to various hard disk ioctls supported by the stock Linux ATA/IDE device driver subsystem.