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Ok,

I know I can physically look @ the drives, and go "oooh that's s/n" etc...

But what i'm looking for, is to find out, which 1tb is c: drive... as i've got 2x sata 3, 7200rpm drives, and 2 or 3x 1tb sata 2 drives. I have a few 2tb drives, but obviously those are not the c: drive, as c: = 1tb..

I've gone through all the different properties under device manager, and the device itself. I just want to find the s/n, so I can find it, and swap the other ones.

Memory express in a recent pc repair under warrenty, stated that all my 1tb drives are failing, ie are at 99% or less health... But they're almost all under instant product replacement, for the next year...

I'd like to know which s/n is the c: drive. Leave that inside... swap the other drives (after pre backing up data/formatting them). And go get some new ones, as they do this @ memoryexpress... Get some external bay's and take the hdd's out of the pc case entirely.

Right now i'm using 8 or 9 sata ports on my mobo in some fashion or another. I'd like to narrow it down but still have the space.

I have right now, 5x 1tb, 4x 2tb, 1x 250gb ide, 1x 250gb sata.

I have 2x hdd's on esata right now, and i'll eventually use my 2x usb 3.0's for some 4port hubs, and mass make all my sata drives on usb 3.0..

But long story short..

How can I get the s/n of each hdd separately... in windows, ie..

C: drive is s/n =

D: drive is s/n =

E: drive is s/n =

etc...

Not the model #, ie WD20EARS, etc... (lol at western digital for their naming..)

If anyone can help, appreciated.

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Speedfan?
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Speedfan?
I have speedfan, latest, and it won't see my hdd's...

Good idea tho...

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I know Western Digital has software that can read the SN for individual drives. Since all I've ever owned is WD drives, I know this to be true.

I'm not at home, so I can't see what I have used, but I believe it's their DataLifeguard Diagnostic for windows that shows the model number, serial, and some other info.
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The drives, the scsi 2tb u see, duplicate that, as i'll have that out of it's pkg soon.
    
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HDTune.
    
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Just did the WD Digital Data Lifeguard Diag,



Going to check HDTune also

*edit* Just checked HDTune, also epic!

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Edited by Le_Loup - 7/25/11 at 9:03pm
    
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CrystalDiskInfo shows it. But on my PC, CrystalDiskInfo shows nothing. (It can't seem to access SMART info)

Ack, two failing drives - good thing WD drives fail slowly! Better get those RMA'd before they start causing issues!
     
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CrystalDiskInfo shows it. But on my PC, CrystalDiskInfo shows nothing. (It can't seem to access SMART info)

Ack, two failing drives - good thing WD drives fail slowly! Better get those RMA'd before they start causing issues!
Rma'd one of the WD's already, (not c, and the 2nd WD is my c:, which i'll clone to the new WD, and replace the "2nd" (ie old c: drive) with a new one via rma also.

Warrenties are epic wins.

So... last ? for ya'all, when c: = bad... , I honestly don't want to rebuild the os install etc...

I'm more interested in ghosting it like norton ghost from drive to drive of equal size/speeds. (ie the 2x WD drives are both Sata 3.0/1tb each, same model exactly).

Suggestions for Norton ghost alternates? Or is that the best? (I want to make sure the drive is active/bootable, so I can literally unplug the "old" c: drive, and the other one takes over as c: drive)

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I use Acronis True Image. There is also Windows backup but that is not as configurable.
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