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Identify hard disk model

Discussion of forensic workstations, write blockers, bridges, adapters, disk duplicators, storage etc. Strictly no advertising of commercial products, please.
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Aquachimere
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Identify hard disk model

Post Posted: Feb 24, 20 10:52

Good morning,

I have a defective hard drive, I only have its serial number, I would like to find the model because the label has been torn off.
Do you know a way to identify a drive by its serial number.
a website?

regards  
 
  

CheeseString
Newbie
 

Re: Identify hard disk model

Post Posted: Feb 24, 20 11:13

Connect it to a Linux system via a write blocker, and run -hdparm on it.

wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/hdparm  
 
  

Aquachimere
Member
 

Re: Identify hard disk model

Post Posted: Feb 24, 20 11:24

- CheeseString
Connect it to a Linux system via a write blocker, and run -hdparm on it.

wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/hdparm


Thanks but the hard drive doesnt work.
I want to know the model to buy the spare parts  
 
  

JimC
Senior Member
 

Re: Identify hard disk model

Post Posted: Feb 24, 20 13:32

Try looking up the warranty for the serial number on various drive manufacturers websites. e.g. WD, Seagate

Following consolidation in the industry, there really aren't very many volume drive manufacturers left, so this shouldn't take very long.


Jim.

www.binarymarkup.com  
 
  

einstein9
Member
 

Re: Identify hard disk model

Post Posted: Feb 25, 20 07:17

- Aquachimere
Good morning,

I have a defective hard drive, I only have its serial number, I would like to find the model because the label has been torn off.
Do you know a way to identify a drive by its serial number.
a website?

regards


By looking @:

1- HDD/PCB from outside can judge if its WD, Seagate, Hitachi....etc
2- HDD from inside (cover removed inside clean-room only) from the # of platters can narrow its capacity
3- ROM/NVRAM chip (located in PCB) can extract (sometimes) the Model & SN for some models

Conclusion:

can be done if you have the proper tools & knowledge  
 
  

mscotgrove
Senior Member
 

Re: Identify hard disk model

Post Posted: Feb 25, 20 08:02

Just replacing parts will not normally make a failed drive work. Board swapping very rarely works on modern drives. You need to contact a specialist repair company.
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jaclaz
Senior Member
 

Re: Identify hard disk model

Post Posted: Feb 25, 20 18:39

- mscotgrove
Just replacing parts will not normally make a failed drive work. Board swapping very rarely works on modern drives. You need to contact a specialist repair company.

To be fair NO disk drive manufactured in the last 15 years or so can accept simple board swapping BUT transplanting the Eprom/flash (where the adaptive data are stored) can be done with no more than a good soldering iron and a steady hand, no need of fancy tools, not of paticularly complex knowledge, point is that before attempting a swap it must be determined if the issue is related to the PCB or not.

jaclaz
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