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Date: 2018feb5
OS: Linux

Q.  Linux: what are some hardware analysis tools?


- The `inxi` command is a general tool

- smartmontools package which includes `badblocks` command.
- GSmartControl (Gnome)
- disKMonitor (KDE)
- Gnome Disk Utility (Gnome)

Hard Disk Parameters
- `hdparm` command can:
	- test thruput
	- reduce power consumption
	- assign passwords

- Can test memory, run it from a boot disk

- The `hardinfo` gives details about all hardware in a GUI

- `checkbox` can test hardware components

Stress Test
- The `stress` command will push things to the limits, if you want

Based on an article in December 2017 Linux Magazine, page 24.

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