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USB Flash Drive

Id like to use USB Flash Drive as some sort of key that protects my software from unauthorized use. That is the software will only run if flash drive I issue to the user is inserted into any USB port on the PC.
Is there any BIOS or firmware unique ID or date/time on any typical flash drive and which API can I use to read those?
Thank you.
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Hi mvoronkin
The following link retrieves the hardcoded sn of the usb flash drive:

The limitation of using sn of a flash drive is that not all usb flash drives have sn.
sorry, the previous link was for the hard drive.
this is a good link:

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