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One nice Gnome application is baobab sudo apt-get install baobab apt-cache show baobab Description-en: GNOME disk usage analyzer Disk Usage Analyzer is a graphical, menu-driven application to analyse disk usage in a GNOME environment. It can easily scan either the whole filesystem tree, or a specific user-requested directory branch (local or remote). ...


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ncdu If you use the command line, you could use ncdu. It uses a command-line GUI (ncurses). Installation sudo apt-get install ncdu Description From its webpage: [...] ncdu: A disk usage analyzer with an ncurses interface, aimed to be run on a remote server where you don't have an entire gaphical setup, but have to do with a simple SSH ...


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Another very useful app for this is: JDiskReport Is very similar to windows SpaceSniffer and has very useful IU. You need java to use it An image to see how it works: Hope it helps !


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Use the ducks: du -cks *|sort -rn|head -n11 This will list the top ten subdirectories and files in the current path and the space they are using, and a total. If you change the -cks to -cms it reports in MB's instead of KB's, which is probably more useful these days. You can add x to the options on du to prevent it going into other file systems, if ...


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A standard filesystem scan is usually done with fschk. This application handles most filesystems out of the box. However, you may need to install NTFS support separately on some installations. If you'd like to do a surface scan of your drive you can use e2fsck. Use the -c option to do a bad sector scan. It should also be mentioned that nearly every Linux ...


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I suspect the drives, or still more likely, the SATA control chips on the motherboard are periodically overheating and protecting themselves by timing out rather than risking damage. Ordinarily winter is not the season when I encounter overheating issues, but in this case it seems possible. If you have an accessory fan you can direct at the motherboard, ...



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