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12 Oct 14 Find the USB drive information using smartmontools in Debian

You have inserted some drives in a USB port and want to know some information about the drive:
Command to find the list of storage devices:
fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 999.2 GB, 999156310016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121473 cylinders, total 1951477168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 1951477167 975738583+ ee GPT

Find more info about the drive:
apt-get install smartmontools
/usr/sbin/smartctl -a -d scsi /dev/sda

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