How can I see this disk drive info from GUI as we do in Windows?

OS: Fedora 33

Yes. I know. Linux is Windows :slight_smile:
But, I have a quick question on viewing high level info (used space, free space) of disks attached to my PC from Gnome GUI.

For example, in my Dual boot laptop, when I attach my old portable Hard Drive, it shows up in MS Windows > This PC (used to be called My Computer back in the day, I think) . Since I am a new askfedora user I can upload only one image in a post. So, the screenshot of ‘This PC’ output will be shown in the next post.
Microsoft WIndows’s ‘This PC’ GUI quickly shows that my portable HDD has a total storage space of 149 GB and only 4.94 GB is free (see my next post to see the screenshot)

But, in Fedora Gnone, when I click on “+ Other Locations” button, I see the below. Of course, I can right click on ‘WD Passport’ and get the details. But, don’t we have an equivalent of GUI output of MS Windows ‘This PC’ (My computer) as shown above ?

Plus, in the “+ Other Locations” GUI ouput, I don’t even know what 73.4 GB/107.3 GB available shown under ‘Computer’ means. I’ve allocated more than 770GB GB of disk space across various filesystems for fedora as you can see in the df and lsblk outputs below.

My HP Omen laptop has the following specs:

256GB NVME SSD drive (But only 238 GB available)
1TB Mechanical SATA drive
16GB RAM

Its a dual boot. The laptop came with Windows 10 Home OEM installed and I installed Fedora 33 as dual boot.

df and lsblk outputs from Fedora shown below.

[root@localhost ~]# df -PTh
Filesystem                     Type      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
devtmpfs                       devtmpfs  7.8G     0  7.8G   0% /dev
tmpfs                          tmpfs     7.8G   23M  7.8G   1% /dev/shm
tmpfs                          tmpfs     3.2G  2.1M  3.1G   1% /run
/dev/mapper/fedora_rootvg-root ext4      100G   27G   69G  28% /
/dev/nvme0n1p6                 ext4      976M  261M  649M  29% /boot
/dev/nvme0n1p5                 vfat      511M   21M  491M   4% /boot/efi
/dev/mapper/fedora_homevg-tmp  ext4      7.9G   86M  7.4G   2% /tmp
/dev/mapper/fedora_homevg-home ext4      649G  437G  179G  71% /home
tmpfs                          tmpfs     1.6G  160K  1.6G   1% /run/user/1000
/dev/sdb1                      vfat      150G  145G  5.0G  97% /run/media/sysadmin/WD Passport
[root@localhost ~]#


[root@localhost ~]# lsblk
NAME                   MAJ:MIN RM   SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT
sda                      8:0    0 931.5G  0 disk
├─sda1                   8:1    0 248.8G  0 part
├─sda2                   8:2    0  12.7G  0 part
└─sda3                   8:3    0   668G  0 part
  ├─fedora_homevg-home 253:1    0   660G  0 lvm  /home
  └─fedora_homevg-tmp  253:2    0     8G  0 lvm  /tmp
sdb                      8:16   0 149.1G  0 disk
└─sdb1                   8:17   0   149G  0 part /run/media/sysadmin/WD Passport
zram0                  252:0    0     4G  0 disk [SWAP]
nvme0n1                259:0    0 238.5G  0 disk
├─nvme0n1p1            259:1    0   260M  0 part
├─nvme0n1p2            259:2    0    16M  0 part
├─nvme0n1p3            259:3    0 132.2G  0 part
├─nvme0n1p4            259:4    0   980M  0 part
├─nvme0n1p5            259:5    0   512M  0 part /boot/efi
├─nvme0n1p6            259:6    0     1G  0 part /boot
└─nvme0n1p7            259:7    0   102G  0 part
  └─fedora_rootvg-root 253:0    0   102G  0 lvm  /
[root@localhost ~]#
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Output of MS Windows > This PC

Would Disks do what you want? It’s installed by default on Fedora and shows information about the partitions and such on each drive. It’s not a direct replacement but maybe a close enough.

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It might not be a drop-in replacement, but conky used to be the ‘go to’ if you want a highly customisable system-monitor.
Either use the default config or take a look here for some inspiration to maybe brew your own if you don’t find what you need. Works fine with X, but I didn’t test it with Gnome/wayland. There seem to be some issues with the conky-manager ATM, but it is not needed for conky to work anyway.

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Disks output is close enough. The graphical depiction does not show the allocated and free space in a friendly manner. But, the required info is there.

Below is the ‘Disks’ output after I attach a 2 TB Portable HDD to my laptop.

Later, I will try conky.

Thank You Steve, Gunther

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GNOME System Monitor > File Systems

gnome-system-monitor --show-file-systems-tab

It’s not the same as Windows, but it displays the relevant information using GUI.

Disk Usage Analyzer aka baobab is another alternative.

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Another option, although cli, is df which shows all mounted filesystems name/type, total allocated space, used space, available space, %used, and mount location.