I’m looking for software that can grab HDD serial number data from Windows and Linux systems over small networks- something free because I will used it, then un-install and move on, otherwise I would probably just use Eracent.
Or am I nuking it and should just use PS and Bash scripts?
wmic diskdrive get serialnumber
will give it for windows
I think In Linux they’re listed in “/dev/disk/by-id” (or something like that).
^ Those are the UUIDs, not the serial numbers.
I would use smartmontools on Linux; the command would be:
smartctl -i /dev/[drive in question]
You do need to use
sudo though, and the output will be:
Copyright (C) 2002-…
=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Device Model: …
Serial Number: …
A quick glance through the FAQ suggests that their might be some issues on Windows, depending on the driver, and OSX also has driver limitations and needs a third party driver to interface with USB/Firewire drives.
Serial number are still in that dir…
should start as
then it’ll be
Ah, thanks. Today I Learned.