Finding hard drive serial numbers in Linux and Windows

In Linux I prefer using smartctl

smartctl -i /dev/sda


hdparm -I /dev/sda | grep Serial

Megacli RAid card —

megacli -PDList -aALL


hdparm -I /dev/sdX | grep -i ‘serial’

Adaptec —-

/usr/StorMan/arcconf getconfig 1

For Windows
If you have many hard drives like me, use this instead to help you know which is which: wmic diskdrive get name,size,model,serialnumber

You can use the command line interface to check on the drive serial information.

You can check for the binary in C:\Program Files (x86)\Adaptec\….
there are three possible directories: Adaptec Storage Manager, maxView Storage Manager, or Adaptec Event Monitor. Change to that directory and arcconf.exe should be in there.

Once you are there run:

<path>\arcconf.exe getconfig 1 LD
<path>\arcconf.exe getlogs 1 dead tabular
<path>\arcconf.exe getlogs 1 device tabular


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