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Old 07-11-04, 10:04 PM
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Finding my HD S/N w/o opening up my case.

Is there a program that will do this?
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What brand? I know WD's data lifeguard can do this. Pretty sure Maxtor's Powermax as well.
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Originally posted by Ranger
What brand? I know WD's data lifeguard can do this. Pretty sure Maxtor's Powermax as well.
It is a WD Raptor HD.
Old 07-12-04, 12:13 AM
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Well, do you have the data lifeguard bootdisk?
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Originally posted by Ranger
Well, do you have the data lifeguard bootdisk?

No, I can not find it.
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Originally posted by TheKobra
No, I can not find it.
You can download it here:

http://support.wdc.com/download/index.asp
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I believe Belarc Advisor will give this info. Don't have it installed on my work PC so I can't say for sure. If you haven't heard of it before, it's a free utility that bascially gives an inventory of what's in your computer. I think the hd serial # is one of the things included. It's a nifty tool - no spyware or anything like that.

http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
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Originally posted by adumbc
I believe Belarc Advisor will give this info. Don't have it installed on my work PC so I can't say for sure. If you haven't heard of it before, it's a free utility that bascially gives an inventory of what's in your computer. I think the hd serial # is one of the things included. It's a nifty tool - no spyware or anything like that.

http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
Belarc does, or at least it did on my Maxtor. BTW, I love Belarc, it reports such great detail, and even the S/N's of all your software as well. Its a great util to run on your PC, get a profile, and keep it filed away after printing it out.
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Belarc gives me S/Ns on three WD drives but my Raptors in a RAID 0 configuration just look like one RAID drive to it. So no S/Ns for them.

"Promise 2+0 Stripe/RAID0 SCSI Disk Device (74.03 GB) -- drive 0"
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Well I guess I will open the case up. For some reason they now need the S/N off the drive for my rebate.

Thanks for all the help guys.

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