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January 1st, 2009

Find out serial / model number & vendor info for SATA and IDE disks

Hardware, by suvi.

How can i find out hard drive information in linux box? Easy. Install smartmontools on linux box. On Debian & Ubuntu follow the instructions :
apt-get install smartmontools
vim /etc/defaults/smartmontools
Uncomment the follwing line
# uncomment to start smartd on system startup
start_smartd=yes
start the service, /etc/init.d/smartmontools start
smartctl -i /dev/hda or dev/sda (Gives you information about harddrive model no, serial no/

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