These guides concern storage devices. They explain how to use hard disks, CD-ROMs, USB drives and such with Ubuntu.
Testing Storage Media - How to test hard disks etc. for physical defects - methods similar to ScanDisk.
Renaming Internal Partitions - How to change the display name (and mount point) of an internal hard drive.
Renaming External Drives - How to change the label name (and mount point) of an external drive.
Accessing files on your Windows drive - FAT and NTFS.
Renaming Windows Partitions - Renaming FAT32 / NTFS / Ext2 / Ext3 Partition Labels .
Partitioning - Partition your HD for other OS's and swap space.
DiskSpace - How many partitions and which size for an Ubuntu installation.
SwapFaq - Swap memory requirements.
Encrypted Filesystems - Encrypting the entire hard disk during installation and on existing installs.
Striped volumes - Set up a RAID0, or "striped" volume to boost hard drive performance
Manage Disc Images - How to convert CloneCD to ISO and mount ISO files.
Burning CDs and DVDs - How to burn CD-R and DVR/+-R/+-RW/DL.
Eject CD - How to add a launcher on your panel to eject your cdrom.
USB drives - How to use a USB stick with Ubuntu.
Encrypted Filesystems - Transparently encrypt removable storage devices (USB flash drives, portable hard drives, etc).
Truecrypt hidden volume (command line) - How to create a hidden encrypted volume with Truecrypt.
DrivesAndPartitionsSecurity - Security considerations when creating partitions and mounting volumes.
Encrypted Filesystems - Securing storage at the filesystem level.
DataRecovery - Recover lost data from failed or formatted media.
External information on Drives and Partitions
http://www.linuxsa.org.au/tips/disk-partitioning.html - Disk partitioning tips.