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

An Easy Way to Get the Serial Number and Disk Drive Information of Your Computer
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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