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Author Topic: find hard drive info  (Read 1971 times)

techidave

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find hard drive info
« on: June 02, 2010, 05:25:23 PM »
I am looking for a small but portable application that will display the Hard drive manufacturer, model number, serial number and preferably the rotation speed and buffer size.

I checked on google but didn't find anything.

Any ideas?  I wonder if this would be a good idea for a coding snack?


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Re: find hard drive info
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2010, 05:54:07 PM »
there are probably any number of PC info tools that will do this but i use SIW (Everest used to be another) will do all you wanted except for the rotation speed, though if you have the model number you can get this from the manufacturers spec's


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Re: find hard drive info
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2010, 06:59:18 PM »
Thanks but not quite what I am looking for.  I am aware of SIW, Belarc Advisor and others but just wanted something to give only hard drive info and nothing else. 

I was wanting something to give me the info with out opening the box or taking the drive out.  I know you can go into device manager but it is a few too many steps for my liking.

I was looking for something that was easy and quick and would work on all machines.  I work on quite a few machines and while desktops are usually easy to open up, some laptops can really try your patience in getting the hd out.

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Re: find hard drive info
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2010, 07:05:38 PM »
Don't know how portable in practice it is, but Crystal Disk Info allows to unzipped and run from a directory.

It looks like it'll do what you want as long as you don't use the "Startup" or "Event Log" features.

Oh, and it's freeware.  :)

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Re: find hard drive info
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2010, 07:26:39 PM »
Drive Manager @ http://www.alexnolan...oftware/driveman.htm (Download the .zip package for the portable version of Drive Manager)

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Re: find hard drive info
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2010, 07:50:09 PM »
Drive Manager @ http://www.alexnolan...oftware/driveman.htm (Download the .zip package for the portable version of Drive Manager)

Nice find, Phil.  this one looks familar but tried it anyway.  It gives serial number but not the model number.

It gives a little more info than my original post but otherwise not real bad.

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Re: find hard drive info
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2010, 07:52:49 PM »
Don't know how portable in practice it is, but Crystal Disk Info allows to unzipped and run from a directory.

It looks like it'll do what you want as long as you don't use the "Startup" or "Event Log" features.

Oh, and it's freeware.  :)

Right now, this one is in the lead.  It gives all other S.M.A.R.T. info that could be useful.  it also gave the buffer size but not the rotational speed.

I will keep looking


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Re: find hard drive info
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2010, 08:33:57 PM »
FWIW, there is a free version of SIW, and it's a green file (no install)

here's another one - HDD Scan

also appears to be free and no install (unpack and go),  I found it at HDD Guru

it appears to include the drive RPM, though it didn't report it on my laptop...