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Re: [opensuse] Elementary Device Info Question
  • From: Randall R Schulz <rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2006 11:42:44 -0800
  • Message-id: <200612071142.44548.rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>
On Thursday 07 December 2006 11:22, Greg Wallace wrote:
> I feel pretty stupid asking such an elementary question, but don't
> know how to look it up. What command will tell me the block size of
> a given hard drive? It could also be a command that gives it to me
> for all drives but I really only need it for a particular one right
> now (/dev/sda5), though one that would list all drives and their
> attributes would probably be more useful long term.

I am curious if there are any magnetic drives in common use today (say,
IDE-, SATA -, SCSI-, FireWire- or USB-connected and 15,000 RPM or less)
whose native sector size is anything other than 512 bytes?

> Thanks,
> Greg Wallace

Randall Schulz
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