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Looking for a tool that like CPU-Z, but for Hard Drive detection of SN, Make/Model, etc.

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Hi, I am looking for a tool similar to CPU-Z, but for Hard Drive detection of Make/Model, SN, Firmware, etc.

Anyone know of such a tool or if it even exists?

I don't want to have to install a tool to run it, but rather run it from a USB stick or network drive, like I do CPU-Z too.

Thanks.

Bob
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Oh, forgot...I need it to detect the HDDs in a RAID.  Other than turning off the server and pulling the drive out to see what model it is, I am not sure other than some kind of software tool that can do the same without turning off the server.

Thanks.

Bob
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Lee W, MVP earned 1600 total points
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Use the RAID management software.  If the controller/software drivers for the controller don't support giving that information, you're not going to get it.
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by:rsnellman
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I have done that for some of the Intel RAIDs, but others don't have it unless I restart the server and access the RAID BIOS configuration.
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by:Lee W, MVP
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You're going to have to use better/more advanced RAID controllers then.  The RAID controller abstracts the hard drives.  You can only get the data that the RAID controller wants to give you.
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Well, what started this whole process, is recently I have discovered our sales rep has been selling us desktop SATA drives for our servers.  Of course, I am a bit disturbed by this discovery and now I want to see how many of my servers are running these non-enterprise SATA drives.

Thanks anyways.
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"... I have discovered our sales rep has been selling us desktop SATA drives for our servers ..."    ==>   You should be able to get this information from the sales invoices UNLESS this is a case of fraudulent misrepresentation.

But, as leew already noted, the physical aspects of the drive are only availble through the RAID controller -- so if you don't have a Windows management utility for your RAID controller you're out of luck.
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