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[root@testing ~]# df
Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
                     274597936  23881492 236542648  10% /
/dev/sda1               101086     12964     82903  14% /boot
tmpfs                   770076         0    770076   0% /dev/shm

How to check the hard disk type or model number if I can?

I tried

[root@testing ~]# hdparm -i /dev/sda1

 HDIO_GET_IDENTITY failed: Inappropriate ioctl for device
[root@testing ~]# smartctl -H /dev/sda1
smartctl version 5.38 [x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu] Copyright (C) 2002-8 Bruce Allen
Home page is

SMART Health Status: OK

What else can I do? I need to know if it's SATA or SCSI, if it's RAID or the brand names like Seagate that kind of thing..

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Open system case, you will get the details for sure – Uday Sawant Feb 7 '12 at 8:17
Have you tried hwinfo --disk? – jcollado Feb 7 '12 at 8:44

try lshw -class disk -class storage command . it will show detailed information on disk configuration. you will get the vendor,type of disk etc all information.

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