Talk:Partitioning Tips and Tricks
How can I have FreeBSD tell me what kind of hard drive I have (serial number, manufacturer, etc)?
to the best of my knowlege, you can't. That info is printed on the hard drive itself. So you'd have to look at it -- open the case and take the disk out and write down all that info. You can get the system to tell you what kind of disk you have (ATA/SCSI, etc) and how it's been configured, but that's as far as that goes.
--Dave 11:20, 25 Jul 2005 (EDT)
There is the sysutils/smartmontools port for SMART enabled drives. Running "smartctl -i /dev/ad4" on my system gives output like:
=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION === Device Model: WDC WD2500JB-00EVA0 Serial Number: WD-WCAEH1028140 Firmware Version: 15.05R15 Device is: In smartctl database [for details use: -P show] ATA Version is: 6 ATA Standard is: Exact ATA specification draft version not indicated Local Time is: Thu Dec 22 10:48:33 2005 CST SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability. SMART support is: Enabled