Talk:Partitioning Tips and Tricks

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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:

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

-- Joe

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