Learn all about Linux File System

Hi everyone there, hope you are in fresh and good mood while reading this blog! In this blog, we are going to discuss about File System of your Linux operating system. If you want to get a command over functionalities of any OS, it is essential to have a clear understanding of its File System. So let’s first understand what is generally a file system is?

What is a File System?

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Ancient File System

Basically, File system can be thought as a logical component which manages how and where the data gets stored over disk or partitions, typically Hard Disk Drive (HDD).


  • Secondary memory by contrast, is usually physically located within a separate storage device, such as a hard disk drive or solid state drive (SSD), which is connected to the computer system either directly or over a network. The cost per gigabyte of secondary memory is much lower, but the read and write speeds are significantly slower.
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There are two key types of primary memory:

  1. RAM, or random access memory
  2. ROM, or read-only memory

Let’s look in-depth at both types of memory.

Types of RAM

  • DRAM: DRAM stands for Dynamic RAM, and it is the most common type of RAM used in computers. The oldest type is known as single data rate (SDR) DRAM, but newer computers use faster dual data rate (DDR) DRAM. DDR comes in several versions including DDR2 , DDR3, and DDR4, which offer better performance and are more energy efficient than DDR. However different versions are incompatible, so it is not possible to mix DDR2 with DDR3 DRAM in a computer system. …

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