There are a few ways in Linux Mint to view disk information. The Disks utility found at Preferences->Hardware-Disks allows the viewing of hard disk information. This displays all of the partitions and their types on a selected physical disk. There are options for unmounting partitions, deleting a partition and even more options such as formatting …

If you are interested in how the Linux filesystem works, then this is a posting you really need to read: http://geekblog.oneandoneis2.org/index.php/2006/08/17/why_doesn_t_linux_need_defragmenting. This is a posting explaining how the Linux filesystem stores file and why it does not need to defragment the filesystem as it stores files more efficiently. I have never wanted to defragment a …

This example shows the iostat command printing information about disk usage on my Ubuntu system. [email protected]:~$ iostat Linux 4.6.0-rc1-jason (jason-desktop) 01/05/16 _x86_64_ (4 CPU)   avg-cpu: %user %nice %system %iowait %steal %idle 2.50 0.43 1.28 24.37 0.00 71.42   Device: tps kB_read/s kB_wrtn/s kB_read kB_wrtn sda 1.49 147.22 0.00 64455 0 sdb 0.41 14.30 0.00 …