How to determine your hard drive model number in Windows or MacOS

How to determine your hard drive model number in Windows or MacOS



Information for finding a hard drive's model number in Windows or MacOS.

To discover what your hard drive model number is, see the following organized by operating system (Windows 7 / Vista, Windows XP / 2000, and MacOS X):

Windows 7 / Vista

  1. On the bottom left-hand corner of your Windows 7 / Vista screen, click on Start (ie, the Windows icon).
  2. The Start menu will pop up.  Right-click on Computer.
  3. Choose "Manage".  See the first three steps here:


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  4. On the left column, please click on Device Manager.
  5. Next to Disk drives, click on the + sign next to it to reveal your drive's model number (in this case, ST3250410AS).  See the image below:

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Windows XP / 2000

  1. From your Desktop, find the My Computer icon.  Right-click on it.
  2. From the drop-down menu, choose "Manage".  See the following image:

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  3. The Computer Management window will appear.  Click on Device Manager in the left column.
  4. In the window on the right, next to Disk drives, click on the + sign next to it to reveal your drive's model number (in this case, ST3160812AS).  See the image below:

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MacOS X

  1. From the Desktop of your Mac, click Go on the top menu bar.
  2. (For some Macs, choose Applications.)
  3. Then choose Utilities.

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  4. Then open the Disk Utility by double-clicking on it.
  5. In the left column, the hard drive model number should be displayed (in this case, 4A250J0):

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