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Can anybody please tell me the command to find the hard disk details in Red Hat Enterprise Linux? I have a bad hard disk on the server and I want to replace it with new one of same kind.

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lshw will help you! See the dev site

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Try hdparm.

hdparm provides a command line interface to various kernel interfaces supported by the Linux SATA/PATA/SAS "libata" subsystem and the older IDE driver subsystem. Many newer (2008 and later) USB drive enclosures now also support "SAT" (SCSI-ATA Command Translation) and therefore may also work with hdparm. Eg. recent WD "Passport" models and recent NexStar-3 enclosures. Some options may work correctly only with the latest kernels.

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# cat /proc/scsi/scsi

will usually give you drive model numbers, i.e.

Attached devices:
Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
  Vendor: ATA      Model: INTEL SSDSC2CT06 Rev: 300i

You could also use smartctl -i to print drive information:

# smartctl -i /dev/sda
Copyright (C) 2002-12 by Bruce Allen,

Model Family:     Intel 330 Series SSDs
Device Model:     INTEL SSDSC2CT060A3
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